“This time, I’m not going to mess this up.” Have you made this promise to yourself before? Be honest. Probably. Have you succeeded in keeping that promise? Be honest. Nope. It feels great, though, to make the pledge. It’s like you’re turning yourself into a knight in shining armor. It feels noble. You want to do your […]

Patience is an ironic virtue. We’re not born with it. It isn’t built overnight. It isn’t easy. It can be chosen, but it is sometimes forced by necessity. We praise the development of the skill, but we hate the process. Back when I was first starting to read the Bible for real, for example, I […]

Once upon a time, I found Jesus. More accurately, He found me. After spending a really long time not knowing how much I need Him, I finally saw myself for who I was, and I called out to Him in response to His call to me. That was almost seven years ago. I had no […]

For some reason, Heaven has been on my mind lately. I couldn’t tell you exactly why. I could speculate. I mean, there are a lot of little details that are probably motivating me to think about it, but those aren’t really important. What I want to work out is what’s really happening. The world is full of […]

Okay, so when you guys read the title just now, did you feel the hint of “no one actually cares” that in my experience most people give when they say it? Good. I don’t mean “good” because I’m a jerk and want to make you feel bad. 😉 I mean “good” because you will probably completely understand […]

This year has been about purifying my motives. Actually, that has been the case for much longer. It has just become more obvious this year. If you have been following the blog over the past few months, you know what I’m talking about. If not, here’s what you missed: Walls Come Down The Adulterer Who […]