Gratitude and Alignment

With Thanksgiving upon us and with some help from my pastor just recently speaking about gratitude, I had something confirmed that I have been thinking about for a hot minute. Gratitude is simple but hard.  I could just stop right there but that wouldn’t be worth posting so I will continue.  I admit that maybe…

Blessed Be

Sometimes God does and sometimes God doesn’t, blessed be the name of the Lord. This can sound like easy Christian speak, but at the end of the day it is all we have. Sometimes when we are counting on God to come through, sometimes, he doesn’t. I think of the mindset of Shadrach, Meshach, and…

A Tale of Two Fathers

So now that Raphael has come I am a father, I have been thinking. I know that God is our father, but I have been grappling with a full translation of that means. When talking with people about what this looks like, it is easy to simply say that out father in heaven will take…

Proverbs 3 five and six

This was my life verse for awhile and then I realized I really was really poor at doing it. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. I used to think I knew what this meant. I’ve taught it to students confident it had to do with salvation. It sounds very easy, at least theologically…