Driven

I am driven. It's true. I have an obsessive personality and tend to throw myself into projects or hobbies without holding anything back. That has often led to burnout. That's not to say that I lose the desire to pursue those things, but rather that I pursue until my inner motivation is depleted or until... Continue Reading →

Seeking Clarity?

Have you ever felt that God wanted you to do something, but lacked clarity? Have you neglected to take the first step simply because you couldn't see the next step or know the final destination? Maybe, like me at times, you've tried to spiritualize your inaction by insisting that you were "waiting on God?" I... Continue Reading →

Entropy

I remember learning about entropy while I was in High School. According to dictionary.com entropy is a "lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder." I remember thinking that was ridiculous. It seemed that way to me, at least. My life was just beginning to take shape! How could it be moving from a... Continue Reading →

Disappointment

Disappointment comes in many different flavors, and none of them taste good. Do you remember a time in your childhood when you had gone on and on for months about that certain present that you wanted for Christmas? You had built your hopes up so high; you were absolutely certain that you were getting that... Continue Reading →

Quality Assurance

For nearly 25 years I have worked in quality assurance. My days are comprised of dimensional checks, product testing and, of course, composing reports. I entered the world of quality after my time in youth ministry expired. It was devastating for me that I hadn't "cut the mustard" as a youth pastor, even though I... Continue Reading →

The Road

The road before me stretched out as far as my eyes could see. It was like standing on the shore of a vast ocean, unable to see the land on the other side. Even from a boat, miles out at sea, the far distant shore remains well beyond sight. Eventually, even the beginning of my... Continue Reading →

Word for the Weekend: Static

One of the definitions of Static is "lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in a way viewed as undesirable or uninteresting" (dictionary.com here and following). Weekends tend to be fantastic times for testing the validity of this definition. Newton's First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will tend to stay at... Continue Reading →

Yet I Persist

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus,... Continue Reading →

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