Seminary, The Walk

Thunderstorms

I was driving home tonight, drowning in my own thoughts and frustrated with the confusion that I felt in trying to wrap my head around a really technical theological problem. While questioning my own biblical and theological abilities, I noticed a massive lightning storm in the East. Watching the clouds silhouetted by lightning, God brought to mind how confusing and terrifyingly beautiful storms like this must have been to the people in the past. In doing so, God reminded me that confusion will always be a part of this life, especially in my studies of Him, because He is so transcendent beyond my feeble mental capacities.

So now I lay in bed and watch the lightning, comforted in the few facts I know; God loves me, died for me, saved me, and wants to know me. Everything else seems so little in comparison to that.

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Family Life, General, The Walk

Done with boring.

I have a list of goals for next year I wrote today. They are practical, attainable, and…boring.

I just tore them up.

I’m tired of boring. I’ve spent two years being safe, complacent, and invisible.

No more boring and attainable. This year it is scary, exciting, and impossible.

I don’t know what that means yet, but I’m praying about it.

What are you going to do this year?

Happy new year.

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General, The Walk

Love this guy, relentless pursuit of authenticity. This particular post really resonated with me as I have been really thinking about my speech, and the weight it carries.

Whether it is a dude who makes fat “jokes” or freely using the comeback “Your mom!” around someone who’s mother has died, we need to be less ignorant, more aware, and probably ten-times more sensitive to those around us than we typically are.

Read the whole post here… Think Before You Speak….

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Featured, General, The Walk

Hinge Moments

I have recently started reading “Quitter” by Jon Acuff. In a chapter talking about figuring out what exactly your dream is he talks about “hinge moments”

“A hinge moment occurs when you are planning to do something standard and normal, something you’ve done many times before, like turn a key in the ignition. And then seemingly out of nowhere, something, a small detail usually, hinges you in a different direction. A chance encounter at the grocery store, a stranger’s random comment, one line in an article you read pushes you to a place you were not expecting to go – Page 44”

In reading this, I began to reflect on hinge moments in my life, one in particular came to mind-

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The Walk

What are your other gods?

This is from my Life Journal plan on youversion.com for daily bible reading.

Exodus 23:13 “Pay close attention to all my instructions. You must not call on the name of any other gods. Do not even speak their names.

I must admit my first thought after reading this verse was a smug, pharisiacal, religious one that mentally condemned others who pick and choose their religion like it’s a drink at Starbucks, then God drop kicked me from the top rope with this thought. “how many times have you said to yourself, ‘if I just had more money I could do/would do ….'” Continue reading

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