A dear friend of mine sent me a short sermon and this sermon was all about the bottom line of our identity as Christians. The totality of this sermon was that our final identity should be only found in that Christ is within us. Within this sermon the man speaking pulled up a book and read a quote from Tim Keller's, The Reason for God. The statement reads as this... "The essence of sin is … [Read more...]

Real Love… The beginning patchwork of something beautiful


Love..... such a word in our culture. Often it is just that, a word.  In the same breath that we say we have the deepest and most adoring love for someone we also so passionately proclaim the love we have for the new Taco Bell Doritos taco.  We are not only a culture that doesn't understand true love but we don't even have the words in our language to begin to understand it. While you … [Read more...]

Belonging everywhere… Settled nowhere


As I wrote in my last post I have been having a difficult time writing lately.  I have realized more and more why and the reality is, I have so much to deal with each day that at the end of, or even the beginning of the day, I have had very little brain power left to use on creative outlets of any kind.  However, many of my writings come from moments or events in my life that strike me when I … [Read more...]

The World Wide Web Is So Amazing!!!


The title of this post seems like it should be something that I would be proclaiming in the early to mid 90's but here I am in 2012 saying hello to the internet and maybe appreciating this renewed introduction more than ever. I have mentioned before how I live in the country and how it sometimes feels that we are living in Africa in comparison to the rest of the world, well the past … [Read more...]