I’ve written on this topic a long time ago in my post Happiness is the Point, which you are welcome to dive into, but my friend Alice Mills over at poemachonicles has written recently on this topic, and her work is incredible. If you have not yet discovered her, now is the time. Click on … More Yes, God Wants You to be Happy.
A Close Call This was almost the post where I explained how I was going to stop blogging for awhile. To some extent, it still is. I have fallen off the radar for awhile, and those of you that follow me deserve an explanation. I’m going to go a bit outside my normal style of … More This Started as My Last Blog Post
I heard a story recently, about a mother who died in the Japan earthquake. She was found by a rescue team leader, dead inside the rubble. The wall of the house had collapsed on her, like so many other earthquake victims. The team began to move on, but the leader felt prompted to check again. … More Love is “Selfish”
Mega-churches. Tiny Churches. Denominations. “Non” Denominations. Emergent churches. Traditional churches. Conferences, buildings, rituals, dress codes, books, blogs. Christian Movies. Christian Dating. Christian Music. Christian Jewelry. Christian T-shirts. It’s like a Christian all-you-can-eat buffet, just waiting to give you a spiritual tummy-ache. If you would, turn off your Christian radio for just a minute. Stop surfing the web for … More The Forgotten Christianity
Imagine driving down a country freeway. You look out the window as you pass a rusty, half broken down trailer, being slowly eaten away by the weather. If you are like me, this moment fills with delight as you stare into the beauty of Jesus right there on the side of that road, rusting away. What? … More Jesus Looks Like Old, Rusty Metal Trailers
How often are we actually present? I mean, really present. We are so consumed with the past, the future, what we just said, how they’ll react, what we are going to say next, if we look good in what we’re wearing, and 1,000 other things that keep us from ever actually feeling the life we … More The Satisfied Life
There is a lie that many Christians believe. It goes something like this: Wanting to be happy is a sin. Of course no one comes out and says it, but pay attention– you can feel it in the room. The pastor that makes you feel guilty for enjoying a nice dinner when children are dying … More Happiness is the Point!