MY OLD COUNTRY CHURCH

Every year for Thanksgiving my family and I go to West Virginia to spend time with my mom's side of the family. The five-hour drive there can be tough, but the reward is always there. You need to know that it was in West Virginia that I truly saw faith come alive. No, there wasn't... Continue Reading →

ESCAPE THE STING

You don't have to look far before recognizing that there is something wrong with the world. Earthquakes, cancer, murder, and heartbreak reveal a truth about us. Sometimes, we are not good. There are times when the good thing looks like the impossible thing. Where our thoughts get in a fog and our instinct is to... Continue Reading →

THE SIMPLE GOSPEL

While being a student at Johnson University, I have read a lot of books and written a lot of reviews and reports. Many books given out by the professors are meant to be inspiring, yet many repeat a lot of what was written in the first couple chapters. Do not get me wrong, these books... Continue Reading →

FIND YOUR FULFILLMENT

"Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love... Continue Reading →

WISDOM IN THE WILDERNESS

The past couple weeks, My girlfriend and I have been in a state of recovery. At the beginning of Johnson's fall break, we both had our wisdom teeth taken out (I know... goals). After the procedure, we were both in pain. I had never been in surgery before so I learned that I don't get... Continue Reading →

PRAY WITH ME

In the past couple months, we have seen the horrible impact that fires, hurricanes, and humans can have on the land we all love. Headline after headline, there are people who have lost so much. As a consumer of this knowledge, I can get into the habit of thinking that these issues are so distant... Continue Reading →

SIX WORD STORY

Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to produce a six word story. He took his time and thought about it. Eventually, he came up with this story. Baby shoes. For sale. Never worn. In six little words, Hemingway told us a story about two people who are in love. They were in love so much that... Continue Reading →

A LETTER TO YOU FROM THE CHURCH

Dear Beloved Child of God, I know what it is like to struggle. Ever since the moment I was born, people tried to kill me, stop me, or hurt me. There wasn't a waking moment that was easier than the last. Yet, in that struggle something happened. Something magical and radical. In the midst of... Continue Reading →

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