22017Nov
Pray for Patience

Pray for Patience

Have you ever heard the comment, “Be careful what you ask for!”? I have heard this said many times when referencing what we pray for. One example is, “Don’t pray for patience!” It usually comes across as a warning, implying that if we pray for something in particular, God will somehow give it to us…

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182017Oct
Nothing to Fix, Someone to Love

Nothing to Fix, Someone to Love

About 13 years ago, I was in the middle of one of the hardest struggles that I have experienced in my life. I felt like I was drowning in overwhelming anxiety and panic attacks. My wife, Melissa, looked at me and my situation, and she only wanted to relieve me of the suffering. I looked…

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52017Oct
We Don’t Have to Hide Anymore

We Don’t Have to Hide Anymore

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV) We do not have to be ashamed anymore. Our loving Father’s grace has the power…

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282017Sep
What Have I Done?

What Have I Done?

This past Sunday, the following passage of Scripture was read and discussed at the church we attended: As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned,…

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112017Sep
How to Have Some Fun

How to Have Some Fun

This may sound like a ridiculous topic to write about. Having fun should come natural right? Well, for some of us (me included), it’s not so easy. For those of you who are like me and need some guidance on how to let loose and enjoy yourself, here’s some thoughts I picked up recently that…

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312017Aug
A Fork in the Road: Manipulation or Faith?

A Fork in the Road: Manipulation or Faith?

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive,…

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292017Aug
Spoil the Ending

Spoil the Ending

This past weekend, I watched a movie trilogy that I had not seen in a long time. As I watched the Matrix, Matrix Reloaded, and Matrix Revolutions, I noticed that I had forgotten many of the scenes in them. I caught myself on the edge of my seat at times, as if I was watching…

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82017Aug
Parenting: Trust VS Compliance (Vlog)

Parenting: Trust VS Compliance (Vlog)

If the video above does not load properly, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO OPEN. This video is in response to a recent blog post: “Parental Regret: Seeking a Compliant Child“. We sit down with our son, Michael, and discuss how our relationship with him took a dark turn when we made it more about fear, control,…

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82017Aug
Parental Regret: Seeking a Compliant Child

Parental Regret: Seeking a Compliant Child

Melissa and I married and became parents at a very young age. We had no clue what we were getting into with marriage, and adding a child on top of that…we were utterly lost! Thankfully, I think we were just ignorant enough of how much we didn’t know that we didn’t completely panic. With a…

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32017Aug
Grace, Faith, and Our Destiny

Grace, Faith, and Our Destiny

I had the opportunity to revisit my favorite passage of Scripture with a friend this week. I love it when God helps me to strip away all the extra “stuff” in life that seems to confuse and bog me down, as He holds me at a certain place in order for me to calm down and…

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