"But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb. And her rival used to provoke her grievously to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb. So it went on year by year. As often as she went up to the house of the … Continue reading Perspectives on God and Pain (Pt 1)
Last Saturday my 7 year old had flag football practice. At the end of practice the coach invited the dads who were present to play an impromptu scrimmage against the boys. It was all fun and games until on a routine flag grab I threw my lower back out. I pulled the flag, felt the … Continue reading Don’t Get Old(er)
Unless you're extremely lazy, under the age of 2, or a squash, you've had a job at some point in your life. Even most children have some sort of chores they have to complete at home. Having a job typically means you are under someone's authority. There is someone who leads, manages, or supervises the … Continue reading The King Puts on an Apron
God: "Listen, I know you're going through a really tough time lately. So I wanted to give you some encouragement." Me: "Oh really. That's fantastic. I could really use it." God: "I know." Me: "I mean, not to complain, but this period of my life has been really tough. We've had to struggle through some … Continue reading Where Me and God Talk About Difficulty.
Waiting stinks. We have to wait in traffic to get to and from work. We wait at restaurants to get lunch. We wait in line at the grocery store. We wait for our children to go to bed so we can get a few minutes of peace. We wait for college football to start, (at … Continue reading Waiting Stinks Like Old Milk.
Last week my wife and I were talking about a tough time our family was going through. In a moment of brutal honesty, she stated, "Spiritually I'm a wiener." I totally understood what she meant. In my walk with the Lord I want to be a person who faithfully trusts God, who perseveres in trial, … Continue reading I’m Just a Wiener Christian
I don't like prayer. There. I said it. Why, you ask? If I have a bad day at work I can come home and ask my wife for a hug. Immediately she will throw her arms around me and tell me it's going to be okay. If my car breaks down I can go to … Continue reading Prayer. It’s frustrating.