Writing a More Effective Blog

I’m finding that as I write more, the more I realize how easy it is to just write about anything and everything and forget the purpose of this blog. Namely to help people pursue Jesus better, to have better theology, and to have better marriages as a result. So I’ve finally figured out some general…

The Plan For a New Beginning

I mentioned in my last post that I had a business idea in the making. One week in and it’s very much on it’s way! I decided to pursue landscaping as a startup business idea. The whole purpose is to give me something physical to do, while also creating some better income and freedom to…

New Ideas, Friends, and Potatos

As the weekend begins I reflect back on this week. It’s been a roller coaster for me. From wrestling with sin, to enjoying God, it’s been very up and down. On top of that I told my boss I’m planning on starting my own landscaping business (more of that in later posts). So a lot…

Emotionally Fat but Spiritually Famished

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were driving home from Church. We pulled into our driveway, stepped out in our nicer clothes, guitar in-hand, and proceeded to walk up the driveway. For some context, there’s a church across the street from us, so there are usually cars parked beside the road sunday morning….

Subduing My Little Piece of Ground

This past Monday (my day off) was spent by myself for the first half of the day. My wife was at work so I decided to finally mow my front yard and clean up some of the landscaping. As someone who tries to see the spiritual aspects of all of life (something that Adventures in…

A Radical Response To the Gospel

As I was studying to teach the 7th and 8th grade lesson on Acts 19, I was struck with the Ephesian people’s response to a horrifying discovery: Their pagan magicians could not contend with the power of Jesus. The sons of Sceva (the pagan magicians) were meddling in places they shouldn’t have been meddling. They…

Peace With God

I don’t fully grasp the idea of having peace with God. Romans five tells me that being justified, I then have peace with God. I certainly don’t live like I believe this! I’ve been reading a fantastic book called “A Gospel Primer” by Milton Vincent wherein he goes very in-depth in gospel truth and gospel…

I Don’t Have The Right to Say Who I Am

The scariest question sometimes is “Who are you?”. The reason this scares me is that my mind immediately leaps to what I do. I like ministry, I like fixing cars, i like being a husband (not necessarily in that order!). But that doesn’t answer the question. It only shines light on what i like doing…

Teaching Teaches Me

I’ve had the privilege to teach in different capacities at my local church, both in Breakpoint (teens) and Trek (7-8th grade). This experience has taught (and is teaching me) many different things! I think when us young guys are asked to speak (if we haven’t done it much) we have a burden on our heart,…

Motivation For Sharing the Truth

As a preface to this post I’d like to make note of my firm belief in God’s complete sovereignty over salvation and the means of drawing people to himself (Romans 9, Ephesians 1). In said means there are believers like you and I called to make disciples of all nations, which includes both preaching the…

A March For Life

This morning marked the annual Comfort Care Women’s Health┬ástride for life. This remarkable ministry provides crisis pregnancy help for women and girls in need. Many of the local churches in our area raised money and marched around Waynesboro as a way to support Comfort Care. Because of the continued support of people and local churches,…

My Trophies

Ever gone to that conference and got a ton of free books? Or perhaps your friends have some fantastic new titles that you really want to read. I can relate to both. A couple of years ago my wife (then girlfriend) and I went to a counseling conference in Lafayette Indiana (read about here!). Of…