Reading Time: 2 minutes Give me enough of what I want so that I’ll be happy!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes I don’t realize how serious my sins are, and there’s probably a reason for that.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Some advice I was given on picking a mate.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Truth dies in darkness; hope dies in silence.
Reading Time: 2 minutes One of my friends told me how she was concerned that I wasn’t vulnerable. We listened to Brene Brown’s “The Power of Vulnerability” together so that I could understand her better.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Communication is the lifeblood of relationships. Do you know what a “phatic” communication is?
Reading Time: < 1 minute I feel so awkward trying to comfort people and I just don’t seem to know the right things to say.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Are little kids born sinful?
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.