404 - Part 2

Why You Should Get Your Hopes Up

“Don’t get your hopes up.” Have you ever thought about why we say that? I mean, I realize that nobody likes to be disappointed. But is disappointment really the end of the world? I’ve prided myself on being a pretty steady guy. I’m a rock of stability, if you will. I don’t get too excited […]

When You’ve Forgotten

When I was a boy, I had a vivid imagination. I excelled in school and was typically the first to finish my assignments in class. I would look around and see the others still working, so I escaped off into my own world. This world came to life and the characters I created spoke to […]

How I Ruined My Writing

I’ve discovered the secret to writer’s block. Not how to overcome it…how to get it. It’s easier than you think. I just had to make one small change to what I was doing. When I started writing my blog over 2 years ago, I couldn’t contain myself. I was an open hydrant, the words were […]

Humility vs Servanthood

Humility is a curious thing. I’m not sure if you can master it. And if you have, it would be ironic to say so. But one thing I’ve learned is that there is a difference between humility and servanthood. I’ve never had much of an issue serving others. I do well putting others first. But […]

Why I Stopped Trying To Read The Bible Everyday

Do you read the Bible everyday? Yeah, me either. But it used to be a really heavy weight I carried. But no longer. No more. Today I tell the story of how I dealt with the obligation of daily devotions. I talk about how it made me feel like a terrible Christian and then how […]

Story 2012: Words And Pictures

I don’t have an elegant recap of my time at STORY 2012. I’m still processing a lot of what I saw, heard and learned. So I’ll share a couple of quotes and some images that are still running through my head.

I’m Going To Story 2012!

By the time you read this I’ll be in Chicago, fully immersed in STORY 2012. Story is a conference for creatives in every field including writers, artists, designers, film makers, musicians and more. Normally I don’t have an opportunity to go to these conferences because of the cost, including travel and hotel. But thankfully this […]

Do We Really Understand Holiness?

How do you define holiness? When I think of holiness, I think of reverence. I think consecrated. I think hallowed and sacred and perfect. Honestly, I think unattainable. So when God says that we are to be holy because He is holy, let’s just say it makes me a little uncomfortable. Because the apostle Paul […]

Present Tense Struggles

Why is it so hard to share our junk when we’re in the middle of it? This week I got real and shared something I’m currently dealing with. Not something I’ve already gotten through. It is something I’m dead smack in the middle of dealing with. And it was terrifying. But you know what? After […]

The Dangers Of Not Asking For Help

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those that never ask for help and those that always ask for help. How’s that for a generalization? Honestly though, that’s how I perceive it. If you haven’t guessed, I fall on the side of never asking for help. And it’s making me miserable.