Overcoming Apathy

As if Walker the Texas Ranger was doing his signature kick to my stomach, this topic of apathetic praise and devotion was revealed to me today. Looking back, I can embarrassingly see myself with this general attitude towards praise and devotion to God.  How easy it is to get from a state of fervent prayer and…

The Roadmap to a Purpose-Filled Life

Every one of us needs a purpose in life and people spend lots of time, money and relationships to find it.  What if I told you that your purpose in life doesn’t have to be grandiose or “in the lime light”!  What if our purpose in life is not to search what we want; maybe,…

Fire & the Flood

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob,     he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;     I have called you by name, you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;     and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when…

Waves of Faith

We all live on rocking boats at some point in our lives and we feel like the waves will crash down on us with tremendous power.  What if these moments were not something to be scared of?  What if these moments of endurance were purely the character-defining times that are talked about in the Bible: 4 and…

Twenty-Four: “Narrowing It Down”

Throwback Thursday to early 2003 when Switchfoot released their Beautiful Letdown album.  The last track is called “24”.  This song has been resonating through my mind, as it speaks about (as lead singer Jon Foreman describes) “the 24 faces that I wear, the 24 voices inside my head…narrowing it down so I’ve got the same…

Justifying Yourself into Deception

Diet Coke.  In all of its carbonated glory.  Full of caffeinated goodness.  It is liquid gold, worth every penny (Polar Pop = 79 cents, just saying). Diet Coke is something that, if I were being honest, consumes my mindset.  It is the “monkey on my back” that I wish would go away.  I always want…