By the time I was in my twenties, I had a method and "feel" for making big decisions. The decision to get a divorce, to move away, to quit my job and go minister to young people for 85% less than I was making as a pharmacist-- all big decisions. The decision to love, trust,… Continue reading The Next Not So Big Thing
I've spent the month of November studying and practicing gratitude. Every day I made a list of three things for which I am a grateful. I challenged myself to remember all that God has done in my life. Last week, subscribers received an email urging them to remember the things God has done for them.… Continue reading Thanks for Nothing
My personal mantra comes from 1 Corinthians 9:22. In my own life I am many things to many different people so that some might be saved. In 1 Corinthians 9, Paul explains that when he was with the Jews he observed the Jewish law even though he was no longer under the law. He says… Continue reading Birds of a Feather
Once upon a time, reading the Gospels I saw Jesus in a new and powerful way. He was no longer a storybook character in a cradle or on a cross. He became a real life example of how to live and move and have my being. Jesus, I still love as much as the day… Continue reading TYC Rant: I’m embarrassed to be an American Christian.
Does the Bible contradict itself? 1 Corinthians 6:10 says that drunkards are going to hell, but in John 2, Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding. Was Jesus setting people up to fail? He said in Matthew 15:11 that what we eat and drink don't matter. So...why can't we just eat and drink what we want? Unlike… Continue reading Saints and Summer Cocktails