Coming Out of the World

Photo by Tri Nguyen Trong on I'm sitting at my desk, drinking lukewarm black coffee, thinking about all that God (YHWH - pronounced Yahweh or Yahuah) has shown me in the last year. It's cold outside, and the chill permeates right through the windows and walls. The weather man speculates that there may be … Continue reading Coming Out of the World

Jesus loves me, this I know…

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash Writing Music (There's an audio version of this at the bottom of the page, or you can listen HERE.) I remember running as a child through the forests near my home, through fields, down dirt roads, over creeks... I was always running, climbing, biking, jumping. Always moving, except for … Continue reading Jesus loves me, this I know…

Pride and Capsized Canoes

Photo by Matt Power on Unsplash Writing Music I had the privilege of joining a group of men in a nearby city for Godly fellowship and fitness recently. I don't think I've written on Gibborim or SOULCON here, so if you're a man and you don't know about them I highly recommend clicking on those … Continue reading Pride and Capsized Canoes

No Shame in Surrender

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Writing Music Surrender is something I've struggled with for a long time. For my entire life I've viewed surrender as something only the losers do, and then only if they're too weak willed to die fighting. It was only shame, to me, to think of surrendering. You can probably … Continue reading No Shame in Surrender

Sober from Alcohol, Empowered by the Holy Spirit

Photo by Emmanuel Phaeton on Unsplash Writing Music I'm currently reading a book called The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles F. Stanley. In this book, Stanley spends some time going over each example in the New Testament where the idea of being filled with the Holy Spirit is spoken of. He notes that this idea found … Continue reading Sober from Alcohol, Empowered by the Holy Spirit

How Myth and Storytelling Point to Intelligent Design

Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash I read the story of the cross, of Jesus' death, and I cry. That this sinless, eternal Being would willingly suffer torture and death so that I would have a chance at redemption is both heartbreaking and extremely heartening.I can't help but ask, "Why?" What would possess such a … Continue reading How Myth and Storytelling Point to Intelligent Design

Swimming in the Sea of Pain

Photo by Francisco Gonzalez on Unsplash Depression isn't as uncommon as I once thought it was, so many of you will probably be able to relate with how I've been feeling. Let me start at the beginning... I've struggled with "emotional issues" my entire life. From overwhelming anxiety to all-encompassing depression; suicidal ideation; over-the-top excitement; … Continue reading Swimming in the Sea of Pain

The Grace of God

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash Writing MusicHoly Water by We The Kingdom I don't know if I can adequately describe how good it feels to know that God looks at me with love. The fact that He's forgiven me of so much is a miracle. I, like most of us, have done some really … Continue reading The Grace of God

Live By Faith, Not Feelings

Photo by Tony Eight Media on Unsplash I want to talk about the state of the world right now. You know, as well as I do, that the coronavirus has thrown this world into a kind of chaos that most people in history might only experience once in a generation. It seems like we've gone … Continue reading Live By Faith, Not Feelings

Peace, Be Still.

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash Writing MusicChristian music mix I've spent a lot of time planting seeds that never bear fruit. I think many of us get in this mindset where we just have to be going. Often it doesn't really matter where we're going, as long as we go. We assume that busyness … Continue reading Peace, Be Still.