On Why I'm No Longer Pastoring

“I can’t handle this anymore. Suicide has become a daily, hourly consideration for me. I can’t keep going. I will kill myself.” I don’t remember if those were the exact words, but it was something like that

Fear

Fear is such a nasty foe. It always seems to find its way into our lives. As a Christian, I’m encouraged not to fear, specifically because as Christians we trust God will take care of us. But it&

Grace Can Hurt

Grace seems to be quite the buzz word lately. Sermons upon sermons have been preached. Ministries have been birthed. Books have been written. A lot of what has come forth is good, but other aspects maybe not so much. When

Slaves of Fear

One fundamental aspect to the Gospel is freedom. Jesus came to set free the oppressed and captive. That includes both the physical and spiritual. His onslaught on injustice was clear and still rings true today. One aspect of that spiritual

What A Mess!

The above photo was taken last fall in my backyard. We have several bushes back there that had really grown over the last three years. I had not taken the time to prune them, so this past summer, the vines