Hey Dad

So it's your birthday, and a simple Facebook post just doesn't seem adequate enough. Nothing really seems adequate enough. As I grow up and see how some people grow up in such brokenness I am eternally grateful for the way you raised me. I'm eternally grateful that you were present for my life, and that... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Trenches

I like to refer to ministry, or at least the ministry I find myself in, as the trenches. Why? Because it feels like I'm in the trenches of an awful war, and well I guess that is exactly where we are. No matter what we think, we are in a war. And the war is... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Work For You

We all have a boss. We all have people who are over us. They oversee what we do, they hold us accountable to our responsibilities, and they keep us moving. I have had really great bosses, and I have had really horrible bosses. The really good bosses motivate you to keep going, they encourage you,... Continue Reading →

Everything I Want

About a month ago I was at a church service, and my pastor made a statement that I had been pondering on for about 2 years. He said this simple phrase, "God is FOR you." Now if you are like me, you hear this and you go "Yeah, God is for me. Ultimately He wants... Continue Reading →

It’s All Good

Feburary 2014 I moved to Birmingham for one reason. It wasn't the right reason. It was a painful reason. But that didn't matter. Because Jesus is so good. My move to Birmingham became such a healing time for me. I have grown more in the past 2 1/2 years than any time in my life.... Continue Reading →

I Ain’t No Reject.

I don't think I can explain to you the physical pain I find myself in when I see posts on Facebook that say things like: "You have no idea how worthless you made me feel." "It hurts when you realize you aren't as important to someone as you thought you were." or "Every time I... Continue Reading →

There Is So Much Pain

Yesterday morning I was sitting in my church's 6 a.m prayer service, and I was thinking about how all these people were up and functioning at 6 a.m. just to come to church and pray over the needs of others. People they more than likely don't even know. I try not to ever wake up... Continue Reading →

We Have This Hope

Hope -┬áthe feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. Hope is something we all crave. To not have hope is life threatening. People put guns to their head because they have no hope that their life will ever improve. Hopelessness is so dangerous. The facts... Continue Reading →

Getting To The Root

I am going to say something that you may not agree with at first, but just hear me out. God is not concerned with your behavior. God is concerned with the condition of your heart. I know. All your religious church alarms are screaming, because we have been taught for years that its all about... Continue Reading →

Not just a Survivor

"For a long time now I thought I was just a survivor, but I'm not. I'm the winner." So earlier today I was talking to a friend, and he asked me a question...he said "So what have you been doing to get to your next step?" Now, normally this question would intimidate me. 6 months... Continue Reading →

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