I Must Die

I Must Die

We don’t think enough about death — that vicious foe who devours our days. We will all experience it, likely sooner than we think. How can we ready ourselves for life’s inevitable end? Perhaps the best preparation for death happens when we die to what C. S. Lewis called our “ambitions and favourite wishes.” It [...]

Excellent or Praiseworthy – December 2021

Excellent or Praiseworthy – December 2021

Blessings to you this new year. Here’s a list of articles and blog posts from around the web. Everything listed here was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of December. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if [...]

Don’t Neglect Your Family for Your Career

Don’t Neglect Your Family for Your Career

According to various internet sources, an adult makes roughly 35,000 decisions a day. If that’s true, on average, we make twenty-four decisions every minute. It would be interesting to know how many of those decisions we later regret — decisions such as eating that extra slice of pizza, hitting the snooze button too many times, [...]

Take Risks for Your Days Are Numbered

Take Risks for Your Days Are Numbered

By and large, we live in a world that discourages risk-taking. Many of us, knowingly or unknowingly, have been conditioned to take the safe route through life’s twists and turns. I sometimes wonder how many people have been dissuaded from doing risky, world-changing things simply because it wasn't "realistic" or in line with "the way [...]

Will the Real Local Pastors Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Local Pastors Please Stand Up?

It seems with every passing season another high-profile pastor falls from their ministry position. Sadly, I’ve come to expect it. I should probably grieve more. I should certainly pray more. Nonetheless, I don’t believe hell loses ground by simply adding more popular or hip leaders to the church. What the church really needs are servants [...]

Excellent or Praiseworthy – November 2021

Excellent or Praiseworthy – November 2021

Here’s a list of articles, music, and blog posts from around the web. Everything listed here was encouraging, helpful, or informative to me during the month of November. I hope it blesses you. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if [...]