“I want ____ more than God”

When I used to think of the word “idol” many images come to mind. People dancing around a golden calf. People bowing down to a statue of Buddha. People worshipping the rising of the sun on top of a high mountain. But often times what I forget is that an idol isn’t just a statue…

Beyond The 4 Walls Of Church

There’s a serious epidemic in Christianity that is spreading quickly today, especially in civilized countries. You may have heard of it, you may have seen it, or just like me, you may be the one who has it. What is it? Spiritual blindness. The ability to become blind to those around us. How does a…

No More Comfortable Christianity

These last few months have been a bit of a rollercoaster for me emotionally, mentally, and spiritually because of one simple prayer. A prayer I don’t know why I continually repeat. A prayer that is constantly on my heart. “Break my heart for what breaks Yours”. And God has answered that prayer, because heartbroken  I…

“I’d rather live for myself”

Sometimes I wonder… What if Mary said she couldn’t give birth to Jesus because the possible judgment and ridicule she’d have to face would be too much for her to bear? What if Moses said he wouldn’t lead the Israelites out of Egypt into the Promised Land because he wasn’t eloquent with his words and…

In the background where nobody sees…

Nobody grows up dreaming to be a janitor when they grow up. Cleaning toilets in the back where nobody will notice. Nobody stands in long lines outside of studios waiting for a chance to become someone working in the backstage before the show. Nobody gives up years of their life to chase the dream of…