“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia Shakespeare wrote that “all the world’s a stage,” and each one of us truly has a unique role to play. Flip through the pages of Scripture and you’ll find overwhelming references to […]Read more "Your Unique Talent: What Has God “Packed” Into You?"
“You’ve been given a gift, this profound connection to everything. Just look for it, and I promise you it’s there, the collateral beauty.” – Madeleine, “Collateral Beauty” Movies often entertain, but every so often you will come across a film which really makes you think. If you’re a poetic soul who loves to ponder […]Read more "P – The Philosophical Perspective on Love & Death in “Collateral Beauty”"
“They kept it up to the very end. Only the engulfing ocean had power to drown them into silence. The band was playing ‘Nearer My God To Thee.’ I could hear it distinctly. The end was very close.” – Charlotte Colyer, Titanic Survivor On this very day precisely 105 years ago – April […]Read more "M – Music of Mercy: Echoes from the Titanic"
“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.” – Truman Capote I was born to write. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved telling stories and playing with new and creative ways to arrange words in a way that tingles the senses and […]Read more "A – Authors by Instinct"
“You don’t need to seek opportunity. All you have to do is seek God. And if you seek God, opportunity will seek you.” Mark Batterson – Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge On Friday of this week I will walk the stage and proudly accept my second master’s diploma, officially completing my journey […]Read more "Headed for the Land of Enchantment!"
“Art doesn’t require long theological explanations to express emotion and truth; it just touches something inside of us. I love that.” Trisha Stern If you were to bump into Trisha Stern in your local coffee shop, she would be the first to tell you that there is more to her than meets […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Trisha Stern"
“You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit.” – John 15:16 Yesterday was an exciting day for my wife and I, as our church held a special Ordination Service in our honor and officially ordained me to the Gospel Ministry! As I […]Read more "Ordained for a Purpose"
Picture Credit: The Shepherd Boy – William Pratt, 1932 Yesterday I had the opportunity to preach the Sunday morning sermon at church while our pastor is away on summer vacation. It’s always exciting to be able to share God’s Word with others, and I felt especially encouraged after yesterday’s service. I felt strongly led […]Read more "More than a Shepherd Boy"
Your pastors and spiritual mentors are not “Super Christians.” They don’t have it all figured out, and they don’t have all the answers. They have unique spiritual gifts and a unique calling, just like you do, but they also struggle with doubts, fears, and daily temptations just like you do! “Sure, I know that,” […]Read more "Why the “Super Christian” Myth is Dangerous"