Tag Archives: Lordship

Real Reality: Finding Freedom In Friendship

(This is an article I wrote for Grit&Virtue and was featured there first) Twenty minutes before our guests arrived, I realized that my pulled-pork was leaning toward the salmonella side of rare. I had lured a couple from church with the promise of tacos, so I frantically chopped and cursed everything edible in our fridge and smothered…

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Unwavering: Faith

Walking in faith is a long and winding road. For certain stretches the path is straight and easy. But for other stretches, the path is filled with unseen twists and turns, hills and speed bumps, potholes, detours and rush hour traffic. Faith Ave. for me has been anything but straight and unwavering. As I look…

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Making Much of Whom?

I’m beginning to accept the fact that I cannot open any electronic device without being flooded by opportunities… to increase my followers, to develop my personal brand, and even to generate authenticity in my virtual presence. All of a sudden my days are measured not in simple things like coffee spoons, but instead by posts…

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Permissible vs. Beneficial

* Published in Deeply Rooted Magazine, Spring 2017, Volume 11.  I grew up in a family with a high standard of modesty. I descended the stairs each morning hoping that my outfit would merit fatherly approval. But on at least a bi-weekly basis, I would be sentenced back upstairs before my foot could reach the…

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To Decrease

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” – John 3:30   This is one of those verses I’ve read hundreds of times, but have only recently stopped long enough to realize that it’s no easy task. It’s only 7 words, so you’d think it would be easy enough to wrap your mind around, but I’ve…

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