christianity

The Christian Chameleon

The Christian Chameleon

In this blog I’m going to share a big fail with you.

When I became a Christian, I didn’t know who I was at all. I was lost, then suddenly I had freedom from a lot of bondage in my life. I was in a new crowd and I didn’t fit in immediately.

So, I did what I always used to do when I didn’t fit in. I adapted to my surroundings by imitating people who seemed to have it all together. Or at least more than I did.

A New, New Beginning (Oops)

A New, New Beginning (Oops)

James 4:13-16- Look here, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit." How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it's here a little while, then it's gone. What you ought to say is, "If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that." Otherwise you are boasting about your own plans, and all such boasting is evil.

This scripture is hard for me for two reasons.

Lessons From Norman Part #2

Lessons From Norman Part #2

Find friends who will be honest in a world where it seems like everyone is offended by everything. If you truly want to grow as a person you have to be told that you’re wrong and then you have to discover new things. Whether you are writing a book, raising a family, or just trying to become a better version of yourself; iron sharpens iron.

Have you ever hit two pieces of metal together. It doesn’t always sound soft and gentle. Sometimes it even creates sparks. At the end of the day to become sharper you have to learn to grow through healthy confrontation.

How do you approach confrontation in a healthy way?

If You Could Do Anything With Your Life, What Would You Do?

If You Could Do Anything With Your Life, What Would You Do?

My wife, Kayla, asked me this question before I made the choice to leave my previous career path and be a stay at home father and writer. She followed it up with having me list three things that are most important to me. Then we re-read all of the answers and said: “Let’s make that our reality.” We aren’t quite there yet, but after we painted a clear picture of what we want, we were both able to get on board to take the necessary steps to fulfill our dreams.

A Letter to Mom

A Letter to Mom

A special mothers day post for my wife.
(Words by Violet. Written by Dad.)

I hope to be speaking soon so that Dad doesn’t have to interpret for me, but since I haven’t figured out how yet, hopefully his translation will be accurate.