Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 2:1-12: Out of Town Guests

Do you ever read Scripture and have more questions than answers?

Bible QuestionsSometimes, ideally, the answers you seek are found in other parts of Scripture. Other times, if you’re lucky, a Biblical scholar may have spent months going through dusty old tomes of historical and cultural documents and written about what he’s/she’s learned.

Then there are the times like those found in Matthew 2:1-12. After the birth of Jesus, visitors from the East came to see Him. To meet Him. To worship Him. Continue reading “My 15 Minutes: Matthew 2:1-12: Out of Town Guests”

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The Devil’s Roller Coaster??

Warning: I purposely didn’t edit this post. I wanted it to be my raw thoughts and feelings as I wrestled with God this morning. I have a feeling if I polished it and made it read perfectly it would lose some of its authenticity. This is me at my most real.


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This morning while eating breakfast, I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a picture titled, “The Devil’s Rollercoaster.”

A terrifying contraption to be sure. Lots of peaks and valleys with little room on a peak to catch your breath before you plummet, head-first into the next depth. The valleys weren’t all that big either. But where the terror lies is in the laborious climb up and then the plunge straight down. And to keep things interesting there are plenty of jolting twists and turns to disorient you and make you forget which way you are going. Continue reading “The Devil’s Roller Coaster??”

Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes, My Story

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:18-19: Epitaphs, Legacy, and Joseph

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Have you ever wondered what your epitaph would be?

I’m not being morbid. I’m honestly curious.

Up until a few months ago, I didn’t give it much thought either.

What changed?

One of my heroes crossed the finish line into Heaven.

Okay, so that you know, I have not become preoccupied with death.

I’ve become preoccupied with LIFE! With LIVING LIFE WELL!

Continue reading “My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:18-19: Epitaphs, Legacy, and Joseph”

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Graduation, New Normals, and Helping Loved Ones When It Hurts

Hello! Man alive, it’s been a while. I have missed you!

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For the last six weeks, I’ve been held captive by the vast and beautiful whirlwind that was our oldest son’s high school graduation.

For some, this may not seem like a big deal. It’s a “been-there-done-that” event. For you, it may not have been an all-consuming occasion. It was just another party—just bigger, with a lot more people and food and beverages, and, and, and.

For the rest of us—namely me—it’s a different story. Continue reading “Graduation, New Normals, and Helping Loved Ones When It Hurts”