Though the Rain Comes…

At some point in our walk as Christians, we may have heard the phrase “praise God in the midst of the storm,” but have we ever thought about thanking Him in that same situation? It’s a grey, rainy day in Bavaria, and there are few things more miserable to me than having to ride a […]

Thoughts On: Kingdom Mentality

It’s funny how God works. Earlier this morning, as I was out pulling weeds in the garden, I kept thinking to myself “I haven’t written a blog post this week, and I said I was going to make the ‘Thoughts on’ thing weekly. But what should I even write about?” Well, I was just having […]

Anthem of Bravery

I’ve decided that Bethel Live’s new song, You Make Me Brave, is my anthem for this current season of my life. As my time in Germany nears its end, I find myself uncertain about the future. What’s going to happen when I move back to Florida? How quickly will I be able to find a […]

Thoughts on: Worship

(I’m starting a series called “Thoughts on,” and hope to be posting one weekly. If you have any topics you’d wish for me to share my thoughts on, please leave them in the comments. Thanks!) Yesterday, during an insanely long Skype session with my girlfriend, she commented on the sound of the birds singing in […]

Buddy Jesus

When I became a Christian, I was only nine years old; I hardly knew basic multiplication, but somehow I was convinced I knew I wanted to be a Christian. I’ll be honest, I had no clue of Who God is, and I in no way understood the severity of Christ’s sacrifice for me. But I’d […]

The Patience of a Willing Heart

There’s been a song stuck in my head since Sunday, and it won’t leave no matter what. That song is Jon Foreman’s Your Love is Strong. One of the lines from the song that has embedded itself within me says “so why do I worry? Why do I freak out? God knows what I need, […]

Sinners, Saints, & Nothing In Between

While browsing through certain tags today, I came across a Christian post titled “FOR SINNERS ONLY!” with a cutesy picture of an animal with hands clasped together as though praying. As a Christian myself, these types of things bother me. At one point and time, I was as legalistic as can be (albeit I was […]