Know your tribe

So, on September 5th, 2020, in a small, private ceremony, I married the love of my life, Rachel. Not everyone who attended are those I would include in my tribe and not all who I consider part of my tribe were able to be there. Merriam-Webster defines tribe as “a group of persons having a […]

A Convicted Pursuit

“I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world” (John 12:47-48 ESV). It is easy to […]

Our Stumbling Block

Life presents each of us with a series of events, ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary, that defines who we are. We move from one day to the next, drawing on hindsight for clarity. Humans are incapable of absolute purity, absolute sinlessness, while we traverse this earth. So we get distracted. So we turn […]

Hope in God’s Domain

It’s important to remember one thing. This is God’s domain. If this is God’s domain, then we know He is in control. Perhaps that is something we all should keep in mind. But we keep forgetting in these trying times. I get it. Times are scary. Some of us are isolated. Some are forced into […]

When We Do More Harm

Trigger warning: This is directed to people who fall under the “Christian” label. “Do you know Jesus in your life?” “Have you accepted Jesus into your heart?” “Who is Jesus to you?” At some point in our lives, we are asked a variation of those questions. Often, they are meant to initiate conversations between nonbelievers […]

On Ruth: Our blessings

So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” Ruth 2:11 Haven’t we all asked this question- in some manner- at various points in our lives? Haven’t we regarded […]

On Ruth: Suffering

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will […]