How Are You Doing? A Mid-Year Check Up and Some Resources for the Rest of the Year

The year is half way over.  Do you remember your New Year resolutions? You might have tried to forget them back in February. Or you might still be chipping away at them. Either way, the half way point of the year is a good time for a check up. It's a time to reflect on … Continue reading How Are You Doing? A Mid-Year Check Up and Some Resources for the Rest of the Year

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Can I Smoke Pot? A Book Review and Reflection

Yesterday (4/20) marked a holiday of sorts for marijuana advocates and users. However, this marginally acknowledged day–or what it celebrates–does not look as if it will be disappearing from public discourse anytime soon. An October 2016 Gallup poll found that 60% of respondents supported legalizing recreational marijuana. As marijuana use moves inward from the fringes of societal view, the … Continue reading Can I Smoke Pot? A Book Review and Reflection

Inauguration Day: Reflection and Resources

Today is Inauguration Day. Regardless of who you voted for in this election, today marks one of the most incredible traditions of this country - the peaceful transfer of power. The current President of the United States, the most powerful person in the world, willingly hands over his responsibility to the President-elect. However, with that transition of … Continue reading Inauguration Day: Reflection and Resources

Want to Grow in Your Prayer Life? Pray Until You Pray

I can't think of a year that I haven't desired to grow more in my prayer life. This year is no different. As I listen to others, it seems this is a shared desire among many in the church. For some it is a lack of consistency. For others it is a lack of desire. … Continue reading Want to Grow in Your Prayer Life? Pray Until You Pray

How Are You Doing? Reflection and Resources for the New Year

What do you do with the week between Christmas and New Year's Day?  In our family, we tend travel sometime within this week. My favorite part of the drive is the reflection conversation my wife, Emily, and I have somewhere along the way. There is just something about the beginning of a new year that stokes reflection … Continue reading How Are You Doing? Reflection and Resources for the New Year