Bible, Love, Personal

Why Ruth Is One of My Favorite Old Testament Books

The book of Ruth is one of my favorites in the Old Testament. This isn't just because it is only four chapters long and easy to read in one sitting. I've never heard (or preached) a sermon on it and I've never gone over it in Bible class, but I think I've heard it mentioned… Continue reading Why Ruth Is One of My Favorite Old Testament Books

God, Personal

You’ll Never Regret Doing God’s Work

I think we lie to ourselves when we believe that being lazy doesn't have an appeal to it. The temptation to do as little as possible and just binge watch Netflix is seemingly ever-present. We often get sucked into the vortex of our smartphones and social media for hours a day when there are much… Continue reading You’ll Never Regret Doing God’s Work

Jesus, Personal

The One Question That Always Stops My Worrying

I've been worrying for as long as I can remember being able to think. 99.9% of my worries are admittedly irrational and unnecessary. I often worry about things I can't control, things that really don't make sense, and things that have a 0.0013% chance of occurring (trust me, I've calculated it). I know I'm not… Continue reading The One Question That Always Stops My Worrying

God, Personal

Is There Hope For a “Dirty, Messy Family?”

My wife and I are endeavoring to read the Bible through in 2019. I've been a Christian for going on six years now and have never read the Bible from cover to cover in a year. It's not something you have to do to go to heaven, but it's been on my bucket list for… Continue reading Is There Hope For a “Dirty, Messy Family?”

Bible, Personal

The Beauty of the Big Picture

One of the things that has always impressed me about the Bible is how it all fits together to form one big picture. Because of printing presses, book binding, and study habits, it's easy to forget this. The Bible is 66 books written by 40 authors over 2,000 years on 3 continents in 3 languages.… Continue reading The Beauty of the Big Picture

Coffee, Personal, Recommendations

My Favorite Starbucks Roasts (Ranked)

Starbucks holds a unique place in the minds of many coffee lovers. For the coffee hipsters/purists, it's too mass-produced and popular. It's like "the man" of coffee and is doing more harm than good for the overall coffee world. This group would prefer some sustainably sourced, single-origin coffee that is roasted in house and brewed… Continue reading My Favorite Starbucks Roasts (Ranked)

God, Personal

Thoughts on Celebrating the Passing of Time

The more you think about it, the more interesting the New Year holiday seems. We (thankfully) get a day off to celebrate… the passing of time? It’s like we’re all just looking at each other saying, "Congratulations! We survived another orbit around the sun." Of course, 2018 wasn’t that great for a lot of people,… Continue reading Thoughts on Celebrating the Passing of Time

Personal

The Makings of a Perfect Sunday (For Me)

When you’re not a regular churchgoer, Sunday is the best day of the week. The phrase "Sunday funday" exists for a reason and most likely wasn’t coined by Christians. Sunday becomes the day for fishing, relaxing, watching football, and catching up on sleep. Pretty much everybody has Sunday off so it becomes the de facto… Continue reading The Makings of a Perfect Sunday (For Me)