Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s always BNSF.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Grab your leash! We’ve some training to do.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Fatherlessness is the single best predictor of violence in young men. Masculinity can become “toxic” in the absence of the wise Patriarch—but it’s just an aggressive form of sin.
Reading Time: 9 minutes The answer to the pop quiz is “depression,” you lunatics! That was basically a free 100, so if you failed, you should probably be bearsprayed.
Reading Time: 2 minutes “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.” —C.S. Lewis, Weight of Glory
Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever been hurt or disgusted by someone? Have you wanted to leave them to drown in their own, willful mistakes?
Be steadfast in an age of impermanence.
Reading Time: 6 minutes A sin wave has ups and downs, but it has no actual growth over time.
Is this your life?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you like to improve your moral compass? There’s one thing that you might have avoided doing because you’ve felt that it was selfish
Reading Time: 5 minutes Worship, service, and the purpose of assembling with your battle buddies are often all misunderstood.
So is assembling with the saints even worth it?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever felt beaten down? Felt like the non-stop waves of defeat and distress have just crushed out hope? Maybe you’ve staggered on because the only other option is not even tenable, but you feel as if hope has been crushed out by unyielding despair.
Reading Time: 4 minutes People love exciting things. The chemical secretions in the brain can be enthralling—if you love roller coasters, you know what I’m talking about. In the same way, people can enjoy something terrifying as long as they’re personally safe: wildfires, pandemics, airplane crashes, you name it. The panic of a pandemic can give you a good little jolt—boy, this is bad!
Reading Time: 2 minutes God made you to excel in a time of turmoil.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Lessons from Luke Wilson, who has the best marriage on this planet.
Reading Time: 2 minutes You’ve wanted someone that you could hold tight, to feel less alone, to just breathe a sigh of relief with, or you’ve wanted someone to hold you, to say to you, “Don’t worry, WE’VE got this. It’s going to be alright.”
Reading Time: 2 minutes Jesus stressed the importance of forgiveness when he remarked, “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
Reading Time: < 1 minute In my reading, one quote changed my perception of life, but I’m still struggling to actualize it.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Pick a battle buddy that will help you run this race into a ferocious finish.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Angels are more interesting than popular culture would lead you to believe.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Oh, Lucas. What an idiot! (Plus a good poem!)
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m kind of an A-or-F student, but people have given me some great advice. I figured that I’d share it.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Humans have an amazing ability to adapt to horrible situations. That same ability can also cut deeply in a bad way.
Reading Time: < 1 minute I have a very hard time with goodbyes. I never know what to say or how to act, and I’d rather just kind of nod my head and walk away. In fact, you might say that I’m not really in touch with my emotions, period, but goodbyes make me sad. I was doing some reading, and I saw an awesome goodbye that the apostle Paul wrote: “Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim…
Reading Time: < 1 minute Ever been kicked when you’re down? My friend Slade went through an utterly hellish time, but I was so encouraged by how he took it—his words to me were so helpful that I had to share: “Our ever faithful God has His love over us. Especially when we are feeling ‘kicked.’ His love is still right here.” There is no way that I could have said it better, but I…
Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, master the art of hanging on in spite of what seems like unyielding defeat. Have you wondered with tears why God hasn’t come through for you, why He doesn’t seem to care about your suffering? In the depths of my own despair, when I’ve wanted nothing more than to cry out, “Maranatha, Lord,” I have. But I have forgotten that I already have the answer. In the end, Heaven…
Reading Time: 2 minutes There are things that I am not comfortable talking about. They’re not who I see myself as being, and they’re not things that I’m in touch with…yet these things which make me want to glance away, to pretend that they’re not there, they are what make me who I am. Your friend told you, “There is nice and there is naive. You’re on the naive side. Hurt so often. Don’t…