It’s the Busiest Time of the Year

This time of year is aways one of my favorites, but it’s also one of the most stressful & busiest times of the year too. I have am busy almost every day and every night between work, and FlyTraffic work.

I’ve also started working out 3-4 days a week, which means that 3-4 days a week, I end up losing 1-2 hours to do other stuff. It’s difficult for me to see the value in working out, when there is so much other stuff I could be doing… But I know being in shape is good, so I have enlisted the help of my best friend to work out with me, which helps keep me accountable and gives me the motivation to work out. It’s amazing to me how quickly I can already see the changes starting to happen.

I’m wishing I had more to write, deeper stuff to write, but I just don’t have time to write like that. If I don’t get enough sleep, I’ll start getting sick… Hopefully I’ll have time soon to write. I’ve been reading Waking The Dead again, this time for me, not to teach. And I have so many thoughts running through my head about it I want to get out at some point…

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Life to the Full

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” ~ John 10:10, NIV

How often do we hear this scripture quoted in church? And we focus so much on that first part. “The thief (read Satan, or Devil) comes only to steal kill and destroy”. We stop there. We talk about how we have to fight the devil, resist him so he will flee from us. But life is so much more than just resisting the devil. Continue reading

Thoughts on Friendship

“When you can’t run anymore, you crawl, and when you can’t crawl – when you can’t do that, you find someone to carry you.” ~ Firefly

I spend a lot of time talking about friends.

But that is because friendship is one of the most important things to get you through life. They are the ones to laugh in your joy, cry in your pain, and pull you along when you don’t have the strength.

But what is a true friend? In an age where you “friend request” someone on Facebook after meeting them for 5 min, I wonder if we have lost the true meaning of what it means to be a friend… Continue reading

Knowing God

“We forfeit that birthright [intimacy with God] when we take folks through a discipleship program whereby they master any number of Christian precepts and miss the most important thing of all, the very thing for which we were created: intimacy with God. There are, after all, those troubling words Jesus spoke to those who were doing all the “right” things: “Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you'” (Matt 7:23). Knowing God. That’s the point.”
~ John Eldredge, “Waking the Dead”, pg 96

What a powerful statement. When those who always “did the right thing” stood before God, He said “I never knew you”. We try so hard to be “Good Christians” we go to church every Sunday, we read this book, or that book, we play in the worship band, we serve on a church committee or volunteer in one of the ministries, because, that’s what good christians do, right? Continue reading