God Running

When God Doesn’t Make Sense

Read John 11:1-6. “So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.” John 11:6 The Watney House Fire From the street it looked like a one story house…. Read More

The Consequences Of Ignoring God: God’s Way, Your Way, And Your Crushed Spirit

(From the archives.) Guilt, Fear, And A Crushed Spirit Continuing our series on suffering, today we’ll look at how ignoring God can

Things You Should Know About The Author Of This Blog: How I Was Involved In The Origins Of Trash Talking

Things I Heard In Church I heard something the other day at our Sunday church service that I really identified with. Dave, my pastor, ate lunch alone every day of the fifth grade. In the fifth grade, for… Read More

Religious Bigots

The Definition Of A Bigot I want to begin by saying I struggled with using the word bigot. The first definition that comes up when I Google it is, “a person who is intolerant toward those holding different… Read More

What Happens When You Forget Eternity

“When you forget eternity, you tend to lose sight of what’s important. When you lose sight of what’s truly important, you live for what is temporary, and your heart seeks satisfaction where it cannot be found… Let the… Read More

The Best Investment

Thirsty Again Last post from the gospel of John we talked about how Jesus loved both the Samaritan woman living on the margin, and the Jewish man leading the mainstream. And we talked about how we need to… Read More

Things I Heard In Church: “In Those Days There Was No COSTCO, There Was Get In Your BOATCO And Go FISHINGCO”

Things I Heard In Church: “In those days there was no COSTCO, there was get in your BOATCO and go FISHINGCO.” Matt Bowen speaking on Jesus’ teaching encouraging us to not be anxious. From Matt Bowen’s teaching, Without… Read More

Things I Heard In Church: He is not “the God formerly known as the Prince of Peace”

Speaking of Jesus: “He is not ‘the God formerly known as the Prince of Peace,’ He is the Prince of Peace… Forever.” –Matt Bowen

How To Find The Best Wine Ever

No Wine At The Wedding So there’s this wedding. And it’s time for the reception. And Mary, Jesus’ mother, is there. And Jesus is there with his brand new disciples. And the wedding planner miscalculated, so they ran… Read More

The One Thing That Changed Everything For Me As A Christian: John 1:35-39

Read John 1:35-39. “What are you seeking?” (John 1:38) Why Don’t I Feel Joy? So you’re a Christian. And you’re wondering why you feel the way you do. I mean, you read about, and hear about joy, and… Read More

The First, The Last, My Everything (What Barry White’s song has to do with suffering)

This is the last blog post in the series on suffering and what you’re about to read are the most important words written in the series. You can do everything written so far concerning suffering, but if you… Read More

How We Forget God’s Name While We Suffer (and Why That Makes It So Much Worse)

Continuing our series on suffering, in this post we’ll look at how forgetting God’s name contributes to suffering and a crushed spirit. Forgetting God’s Name I’m just going to be frank here. Many times you and I as believers suffer… Read More