The Truth about Our Smartphone Addiction

I stared at the group of college students across the cafeteria as they ate dinner together. At the full table, I couldn't help but observe how many eyes were glued to phone screens. The scene was saddening but not unusual in our society. When did eating a meal together stop revolving around rich laughter, deep conversation, and friendly encouragement?

If You’ve Lost Your Christmas Spirit

It’s not sinful for you to feel un-Christmassy. It’s okay if you believe you’ve lost your Christmas spirit. You can’t force yourself to feel a certain way, but you can force yourself to focus on the truth about Christmas. And if you’ve lost your Christmas spirit, maybe you’ve been looking for it in the wrong place

Getting Outside of Ourselves, Revised

I prayed a very simple prayer yesterday morning: “God, help me be friendly to someone who is lonely.” I know God gives us opportunities to give Him glory…but, usually, we make a mess of those situations. This situation was no exception. It was almost 5:00, and I thought about how I hadn’t been friendly all... Continue Reading →

Sermons of Ourselves

So, this is my second attempt at a poem. I hope you enjoy it and grow from it! Here goes...   We preach ourselves to this world full of pe’ple. Our accomplishments, Awards, Achievements, And honors.   We look within, at ourselves and our actions. Never looking beside, Behind, Between, Or above.   We try... Continue Reading →

We Will Know We Are Christians

I was surprised. Maybe more than surprised…slightly shocked, perhaps? Someone actually apologized for hitting me with the volleyball during our game. Wow. To be honest, I’m used to arrogance, selfishness, and rudeness in my life. The problem is I don’t attend public school. I find these things at church. We are arrogant, selfish, and rude... Continue Reading →

Getting Outside of Ourselves

I prayed a very simple prayer yesterday morning: “God, help me be friendly to someone who’s lonely.” I know God gives us opportunities to test our faith and to give Him glory…and usually, we mess those situations up horribly. As I thought about it, I realized God wasn’t necessarily going to send me someone who... Continue Reading →

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