Beauty

Beauty

Beauty… it’s an interesting concept that we all have very strong emotions towards. We all can appreciate a flower blooming or a marvelous production being put together as beautiful. Music is beautiful but whether you like the personal music piece I pick is a unique preferences. And so when we look at ourselves we feel [...]

The Oxymoron of Choosing Simple

The Oxymoron of Choosing Simple

Isn't living simple supposed to be...easy? The dictionary says "simple" means straight forward, uncomplicated, and effortless. Yet, what I have come to realize is that being intentional about a simplified life takes Herculean effort, has lots of complications, and is definitely not easily understood in a world of more, excess, and maxing out on everything. [...]

Celebrate Now!

Celebrate Now!

Life can be so hard at times. Things can be thrown at you that you are unprepared for, and that knocks the wind right out of you. Things that despite your best efforts you have no control over. I have a saying personally about this. "We don't get to write our stories. God does that. [...]

Instant Vision

Instant Vision

Life can give us massive blows. We don’t get to write our stories. God does that. When I get down, it is usually because I am discouraged in what I can not see as good. I can’t see where God is going with the plot or even see the full story God is writing. And [...]

Productivity

Productivity

"Some days I feel like the internet is 100 versions of "strive for greatness!" and "how she's killing the game and you can, too!" and "these are the 64863 things successful people do before dawn."  But how about this: you don't have to crush or kill or slay anything today. You don't have to strive [...]

Me vs. You

Me vs. You

Lately, my wife and I have been talking about the various seasons of life people find themselves in and specifically the season we are in - young kids, school, new home, work, small group, and a busy schedule with even more things to do and less time to do them! I think almost anyone you [...]

Balance in Life

Balance in Life

There are a lot of interpretations of "balance". Summer is perfect time to talk about this. Many of us use summer life to realign our lives. Who gets to define the definition of a balanced life? What does it look like really? According to the dictionary the definition is described as… a state of equilibrium or [...]