The Pandemic of the Preoccupied Mind

3 months ago I stepped away from social media. I had become too immersed in what was happening online. I frequently got into squabbles. I cared too much about how people critiqued what I shared. I watched what people were doing and saying all the time. I felt like I had a life there, toContinue reading “The Pandemic of the Preoccupied Mind”

One Allegiance

Psalm 118:22-23 A stone which the builders rejectedHas become the chief cornerstone.This came about from the Lord;It is marvelous in our eyes. As children, we find great fitment and companionship with other kids, with our teachers, and with the schools we attend. We find great comfort in being accepted and having a social environment to fit in to.Continue reading “One Allegiance”

Being Human

(This was written to be read allowed as a devotional for ADD listeners like myself.) A friend asked how I was doing the other morning and I responded “I’m here… I am human”. I was training for a race and my feet hurt. I had been doing too much on every level. Real life stuff, here. I guess I could have just said that I was “doing great!”. But it wasn’t that typeContinue reading “Being Human”

Relational vs. Robitic

Faith when rightly approached develops into the most stable relationship man can ever know. And relationships are based on interactions. Conversations with warm fuzzies, tough talks with ultimatums, fights, silent treatments, romance, cudd…les, emotions, commitments, promises, love sickness, etc. etc. Soooo, it might be best if we quit faking the funk. Some days are hard.Continue reading “Relational vs. Robitic”

Not So Among You

My friend Kelsey once introduced me to her dad as her pastor, a title I both love and hate. It’s a biblical term and one that I am called to. I love pastoring and shepherding  people, helping them to get disentangled from the evil that seeks to entrap them. Much to my surprise, Kelsey toldContinue reading “Not So Among You”

Pursuit of the Holy

The winds rage As the determined press in Seeking the eye of the storm False convictions knock us down Demanding we submit to the religion of the day For when men chose to use God as their means of demand They do not back down Even when they argue with God So few even knowContinue reading “Pursuit of the Holy”