What sets you apart? What makes you an individual? What is the basis for your existence? These are all ways we tend to define “identity,” that thing that we hold so dear. It’s the most personal thing about us. We like to call it the sum of everything we are and the difference between us […]

I was eighteen years old by the end of 2009. Everyone always makes a big deal about it. It’s sort of a cultural thing, and who can blame a guy for being a little excited? You gain the right to vote, join the military, and do plenty of other things legally, some of which are […]

One of the most difficult things anyone can do before they die is admitting they were wrong about things. We all do it, right? You make a math error in class or in your checkbook, or you misread a bill and pay it late. You’re repairing a car part and misplace a screw. Anything. Small […]

A mirror is a place we use to examine ourselves to see if we’re prepared to go out, to see whether or not we look decent, be sure the hair is laying right or that you don’t still have tomato sauce on your face from that delectable lasagna. It’s also a place where we a lot […]

We say that nobody is perfect, and that applies to us, right? Okay. Good. What about others? Do they have to be perfect, unlike us? Are they held to a higher standard by the Lord than we are, are we better than they, or is our perception of equality severely skewed? I’m by no means saying that we […]

There’s so much talk in our culture about this thing called “identity.” I see it in the media, in textbooks at school, hear about it in church [sometimes], friends talk about it. It’s everywhere, yet I feel like we don’t really stop to think about it beyond the fact that we all seem to have one like […]

Think for a moment about everyone you know or have known and can still recall. Think. Think slowly, clearly, and thoroughly. Okay. Good. That’s enough of that. Now comes the difficult part. I want you to pick which one of them most adamantly denies encouragement. Yeah. You’ve got it. You know. During high school, I […]

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the [valley of the shadow of death (KJV)] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a […]

You may remember reading my previous post “Scripted”. You may remember that I asked what your script is. Well, surprise—another question: what happens when you lose the script? What happens when all of the premeditated thoughts and actions simply vanish when it comes crunch time? Matter of fact, if you’ve been out to do some […]