Darkness doesn’t exist. It’s not a thing. It’s not animal, vegetable, mineral, energy, plasma or anything else. Darkness is simply a word to describe the absence of light. Sort of like emptiness. That’s also not a thing, but the absence of something. When you feel alone, defeated, depressed, when you feel like giving up, that’s […]Read More Two for Oneness
Lead by example – a phrase we’ve all heard at least once. Every solid leader, manager, supervisor, boss, parent, authority figure worth their title embraces this philosophy. Teach your followers, team members, employees, children, etc to do by watching you do first. With that in mind, if you are in any sort of position of […]Read More Is Your Leader Generous or Selfish?
Ever feel like you’re so under attack the rain of arrows blocks out the sun? As if you’re constantly fighting in the darkness? Like no matter what you do you can’t get away from the incessant barrage? It happens to all of us from time to time. Or at least it should. Like it or […]Read More Rain of Arrows
I’ve often thought that our duty in this world is to take in darkness and never let it back out. Sort of how trees take in carbon monoxide and release oxygen, it’s our duty to transform the darkness into light. Address happy people with kindness. A friendly wave to the man leaning into road rage. […]Read More Give Your Love
Our world is embracing evil. In many cases simply by ignoring it. Using actions like the recent mass murders to further political agendas. ( Make no mistake, by calling them acts of terror or mass shootings or anything else we marginalize what they really are… murder. The ultimate incarnation of evil – to extinguish a […]Read More Clothed in Evil
Every Sunday hundreds of millions of Americans gather to worship. Not that kind of worship. We worship at the altar of pro football. Others worship at the altar of Hollywood celebrity. Even more worship at the altar of Amazon or Target or Macys, as if acquiring more stuff will ever feed a hungry heart. For […]Read More What Do You Crave?
Is this image above a sunrise or a sunset? Do you see light coming or darkness approaching? Is your normal default to expect the positive or anticipate the negative? In all honesty, far too often I find myself in the later camp. Awaiting fault, looking for imperfection, preparing for the approaching darkness. It’s an all […]Read More What Do You See?
Average. What a horrible word for anyone who calls God their Father. He didn’t make us to be average. Never once does the bible say we should live mediocre lives, accept less than what’s best or succumb to failure. You have been set apart as holy to the LORD your God, and he has chosen […]Read More Made For More
Mark 9:35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” John the Baptist was a man after God’s heart, a paver of The Way, a herald of The Word, a servant of all. He led a righteous life, up […]Read More The Backwardness of Pain
We baptized our son yesterday. What an amazing feeling that created in me. After listening to him describe how he had accepted Jesus into his heart and then saying it was “the best day ever” it got me thinking. What have been my “best days ever”? The day I married my amazing, beautiful, indescribably awesome […]Read More Bulletpoint Proof We’re Made for Relationships