Hurtful Words

Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 (NLT) Loser. Ugly. Dumb. Too skinny. Too tall. Idiot. Moron. Ignorant. These are all words that have been used to describe me. (At least the ones spoken directly to me.) They came at various times of life, a lot in high school,Continue reading “Hurtful Words”


Rescue me, O Lord, from liars and from all deceitful people. Psalm 120:2 (NLT) The world is full of deception. It’s a sad reality. For example, a while back I filled up my car’s gas tank. An employee of the gas station approached my car to ask what type of gas I’d like. (For thoseContinue reading “Deceit”

Rise Above

Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 (NLT) Prior to changing careers to ministry, I worked in the corporate world as a manager. I liked a lot of the aspects to that job. I got to work with some incredible people. I got to cast the vision of whatContinue reading “Rise Above”

Don’t Fear the Trolls

How amazing are the deeds of the LORD! All who delight in him should ponder them. Psalm 111:2 (NLT) Vulnerability (being open and honest with people about your life) is something that isn’t done much in today’s world. After all, if you are vulnerable, people can use it to shame you, or paint you asContinue reading “Don’t Fear the Trolls”

Negativity Burnout

So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall. Romans 14:13 (NLT) Burnout is a very real issue for those in ministry. No, it’s not necessarily the workload – though it does seem a bit insane from time-to-time. It’sContinue reading “Negativity Burnout”