One of the most powerful bodily impulses is hunger. It should be, right? Without food, we go unnourished, and the body begins to wither and shut down. Sure, we can go with an empty stomach for a little while. God designed us to know we need food, but He also designed us to be able […]

I can still remember a time when I had no internet. Strange. It’s hard to imagine a world without the web. Our first computer was bought when I was five years of age. It ran one of the earliest versions of Windows. I can’t remember if we even had a mouse for it. I was […]

Preparedness is a difficult thing for me. I’m distractible, which leads to the disorganization of things that need to have been organized prior to a given moment. At the same time, because I don’t rigidly organize my world, I have much freedom to move with the current of life. That having been said, am I […]

The story about Jesus calling Peter out to walk with Him on the water is commonly used to tell people to trust God. That’s kind of the point, right? But how quickly do we gloss over what’s really going on there? What Peter experienced made absolutely no sense by human standards. We are heavier than […]

They say you get better as you get older. Wiser, kinder… Really, you just get er-er, though. You become more of what your heart desires. It’s like that song that becomes stuck in your head. Even though they say you can get it out by singing it or listening to it, most times, it just […]

Lately, I have a hard time waking up with my alarm. I ended up skipping my thyroid medication, making less-tasty coffee, and forgetting things on my way out the door—all of this simply to make it to work on time. It kills me that I do this to myself. I mean, this is insignificant stuff! […]

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 […]