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…

Work and Ministry Update (April 2016)

As of now, I’m currently working full time for an. animal feed company by the name of New Country Organics. I mentioned in another post about it, but now it’s in full swing. My responsibilities include delivering feed all around Virginia from tuesday-thursday and on the other days I’m either packing orders or packaging feed….

Where Am I Called?

The question of calling is something i wrestle with on a daily basis. Though I’m still quite young, I find myself stressing over where and what God is calling me to. For instance, am I called to where I am now, or am I called to somewhere else?  Or should I ditch that line of…

Faithful at Work, Faithful in Ministry

Work and Ministry are much more connected than they appear. Colossians 3:23 tells us that when we work, we should work heartily not for men, but for God. I’ve been thinking on this topic a lot. I have this temptation in my head to think that somehow my working a “normal” job is somehow less worshipful…

Reading Scripture Feels Like Life

I wish i could say I’m always exceedingly excited each morning to read my Bible. But I’m not. I’m excited that God will somehow use it, but sometimes I don’t see God’s purpose behind it. Reading the Bible doesn’t always feel as clear and personal as it should. When David didn’t understand what he was…

Providence In Motion

In life we look back and wonder why some things happened. Sometimes it’s a bad decision, sometimes an unsure one, and sometimes it’s something completely out of our control. When I decided to drop out of college due to financial and personal reasons, it was hard. I knew it was the right decision, but what reason…

A Man Without Community

As each day went by this week I’ve been continuing my trek through the Bible chronologically each morning. I wake up, eat breakfast, sip on some coffee, and do my best to dig into God’s word. The typical distractions of a smartphone and news feeds attempt to divert my attention, and they do succeed some…

We Need Community

During the whole process of moving into a new apartment (and the moving process in general) I felt something lacking in my soul. During my one semester of college I was learning about ministry, but not actively engaging in the local church. This was part of my problem. Sure, we were going to a church, but…

Rejected at the Polls

After work today I headed to pick up Rachel at her parent’s apartment clubhouse. We played a few games of pool (we won all but one) and then headed out to the primary polls at our local library. As I misread an arrow that clearly pointed in the other direction to polls (my wife politely corrected my…

Our Debt-Free Plan For 2016

This point in my and my wife’s life is anything but “normal”. We got married at 18. We both love the Bible. I completed only one semester in college. Many would be fine accruing tens of thousands of dollars in student loans (nothing sinful about that) and then find themselves not knowing what they wanted to…

Unborn Life Is Not Political

As the presidential race marches forward iv’e been struck by some of my Christian friends interested in a candidate who is pro-choice (or how i like to put it, Pro-Murder). This post isn’t about an argument for non-believers for the pro-life argument. Rather, i’m putting forward thoughts and making some logical reasoning’s why Christians should be discerning…