Jesus Stuff

And then we had a run-in with gangs…

Remember that numbness I said I was feeling about everything? It’s gone. Everything is coming to me clearer than it was even while I was there. It took seeing the Kony 2012 video to break it free, but now that it has, my heart is on fire. Because along with releasing those feelings that my heart locked away, it’s made …

Mañana, mañana…

I know I promised posts about the Guatemala trip, but its going to be a little bit before I can put them together. The truth is, I’m still struggling to put into thoughts, put into words, what it is that I experienced while down there.   The easiest way I can describe how I’ve felt since my return is numb …

If it’s supposed to be about experiencing God, why does it sound like a bad infomercial?

As a Christian, I think it’s a great idea to go to Israel, to see where everything took place and learn more about the history of our faith and everything that goes with it.   Lately, they have been playing an advertisement on our Christian radio station for trips to Israel. I’m not against advertising it, not at all. But …

Are you a fan of Jesus?

I was listening to the radio the other morning, and the morning show host brought up this new ‘campaign’ that is being launched by some prominent Christians called ‘Not a fan‘.   Their idea is that they are followers of Jesus, not fans, because fans, like sports fans, are fickle and fall off the bandwagon. Personally, I disagree. So did …

Truth vs lie.

This is what my heart says:   I have to impress God if I want him to love me. I have to prove myself for God to love me as I am. I have to be perfect and sinless, because Christ’s death was not meant for me.   Every time I think I have to impress Him, I am placing …

Questions that Go Unanswered

I don’t know about most people, but I know there are a group of questions in my mind that are my downfall. Questions that haunt me and fester and burn until I hit a point where I just can’t take them anymore.   I try to be strong, to convince myself that I don’t need answers, because the answers are …

Pray

Do you ever have those moments where it feels like God has taken a sledgehammer and knocked you upside the head with it? Towards the end of To Save a Life, I definitely got one of those. It wasn’t lovely. It hurt. Emotionally, spiritually, and I’m sure I felt the physical reverberations of it. At that point in the movie …

A Story of Sacrifice

Originally today I was going to do a short story I came up with about Good Friday and the impact of what Christ did. Now, I’m not so sure there are any words I could use to explain the profound depth of His sacrifice. So instead, I am posting something short, simple. I find it a contradiction saying ‘Happy Good …