Gospel and Truth part 3

Joshua Study Two I think it’s important to note that Joshua did not have time to celebrate his promotion. Why? Because he was the right man for the job and that job needed to be done. That’s why people get promotions. For instance, in business, a man gets promoted into the office of “Head of Marketing.” It is then expected by the company for him to get going. To dive into the job and make things work. Even if it is just to ensure that what is currently being done continues. Which brings us to our life in Christ. Many … Continue reading Gospel and Truth part 3

Trust

Young to old There is a common disconnect between ages: Trust of younger generations. Passing things on to younger generations seems to be what determines the affluence of a society. The burden most often falls to teachers, but this is a burden which should be shouldered by all. All of us have something to teach a word craving knowledge and opportunity. Pastors have their congregations to tend, leaders have their followers to lead, and parents have their children to raise. Somewhere in the timeline of it all though there is a disconnect that places an unseen burden upon the younger … Continue reading Trust

20 $20 Vision

Clearing up my vision Recently I had a little bit of a reality check. It was uncomfortable, confusing, jarring and a wake up call all in one. It made me check my vision for my life and it allowed me to pause and reflect. You might be asking, “What is this huge revelation?”. Let me first take you back about five years to help you understand how I got to this moment. Setting my vision As someone who always wanted to be successful in my career after college, I strove to increase my skill sets as much as possible. I … Continue reading 20 $20 Vision

The single life

Calling all singles In thinking about writing this blog, there was much to consider including and even much more to exclude. The focus of this article will be based around these three things: Focus, Folly, and Fiction. Focus As a single guy, there are many things I have the time and ability to do that my married friends cannot do. Paul speaks about this in 1 Corinthians 7:8. I have questioned God many times as to why there is no resolution to my desire to be married someday, but through all of this prayer God has taught me of His … Continue reading The single life

Faith in fasting

A growing hunger to know Him better On Christmas day of 2017 I began a three day journey of fasting from food. Please understand that I drank lots of water throughout the three days in order to stay hydrated. This is similar to another three day fast from 2016. You might wonder what the significance of this fast was or why someone would even subject themselves to something so harsh. There are multiple reason why fasting is such an integral part of my life:  1. It teaches us to remember the things in life that are more important then walking … Continue reading Faith in fasting

New Year Does Not = New Me

The New Year Lie A new year has come, fads….I mean resolutions have been made, and change is in the air. Sure, the new year is a significant and almost all to popular time to create the new you, but I would ask why you hadn’t already started on creating the new you when you first saw the problem? Is it because you wanted to set some significant date at which you turned your life around? Maybe that is the case, but I see this as a being a follower and not a leader. You should already be making choices … Continue reading New Year Does Not = New Me

Graduation

The End of the Beginning Memories of your years in school can be a mixed bag of emotions. Some of sorrow, some of happiness and some of inspiration. This part of many peoples lives shapes them into who they are today or at least lays the groundwork for what they believe to be true. This is true in my life as well, but recently as I reflect on the experiences of my college career and my high school years, something sticks out.  Onward and Upward As I stand on the precipice of this new chapter in my life, I see … Continue reading Graduation

On the horizon

Being someone who enjoys thinking about possibilities, I often get lost in my thoughts. I think about what I am doing with my life and whether it is the, “right” thing to be doing. There are so many social pressures that try to define all of us from a very young age that try and tell us what is the, “right” thing for us to do with our lives. When what we feel lead to do and what the world is telling us to do doesn’t line up, there is friction. What do we do about this friction though? Do … Continue reading On the horizon