Sooooo... I was thinking about what I want to do with my life... and trying to resolve the tension I feel in that regard and I realized a few things. After doing some reflecting, I realized that as far back as I can remember I've wanted to help and teach others as my job. But somehow… Continue reading I’ve never considered myself a dreamer… II
Last week, when I went to post for PHFR, I had no idea what to write. The goal of PHFR is finding contentment in everyday life. Normally, this isn't something I have a problem with. I am generally very content with where I am (I think anyway...), but last week that was not the case.… Continue reading Finding Contentment
Today is Ash Wednesday. Baptists, we're generally non-liturgical people. Well, we have liturgy, we just generally wouldn't call it that. Things like Lent and Ash Wednesday might get a passing mention, but they are generally approached with an observe-if-you-want type of attitude. Nevertheless, in the past few weeks, I've been thinking about the upcoming Lenten season. What… Continue reading Lent?
A few weeks ago Almost a year ago, I started thinking about the topic of addiction. The more I thought about it, the more I started to conclude that everyone is addicted to something. That may initially sound wrong, but hear me out. I am referring to addiction in the sense that everyone has something that… Continue reading A Battle of Addictions
When I sat down to finally flesh out this post, I decided to look back at what I had written previously about Christmas. It turns out that I wrote a post almost 2 years ago that is very similar to what I was planning on covering in this post. So, instead of being creative, I… Continue reading There is No Christmas Without the Cross
Right now our church is going through the transformational church evaluation. As we were starting the process a few weeks ago, a representative from our state convention came to talk us through what was going to happen. During his presentation, he shared something that he called the Great Commandment Matrix. It is based on Matthew 22:37-40,… Continue reading Love God, Love Others
I started this post a while ago, but the VP candidates' responses to the abortion question in last week's debate made me want to go ahead and post it. If you missed the exchange at the debate, you can watch it below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOpb9irG3Cw While I appreciated Ryan's answer much more than Biden's, it still made… Continue reading Pro-Life: No Exceptions?
So, there's a post drought, and then 2 in one day. Well, when it rains, it pours. 🙂 I saw this video on facebook, and just had to post it. The love in the video is just so beautiful. It breaks my heart to know that the abortion rate for babies who are diagnosed with… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day
I have started writing this post at least three times. I'm not really sure what keeps stopping me. I guess I don't really feel like I have much to say. Or maybe I just don't know how to say what is on my mind. Friends have asked me how I'm doing, and I don't even… Continue reading Here Goes…
This first semester at SEBTS has been filled with both blessing and challenge. But let's cut to the chase, here's what I've learned: I am broken and in need of repair. If I had to boil everything I've learned here so far down to one thing that would be it. Although I have come face… Continue reading What I’ve learned so far in Seminary