The Choice to Fear

As soon as I put it out there that I want to be a writer, and I am going to make a serious attempt and making a living writing, the enemy  starts trying to convince me what a terrible idea it is. Can I seriously believe that I can replace my job income with a writing income? […]

The Layoff

The journey begins. I started this blog with the idea that I could one day make a living writing. I would sit in my cubicle imagining a day when I could work from home, and have all the time in the world to focus on doing one thing really well. Here I am now, sitting at home, typing away, […]

New Adventures

It’s always exciting to set out on a new adventure. It could be literal adventure; packing up your car and heading out west, on your way to a ski trip or rafting excursion. Or maybe it’s that moment when your ride pulls away and you stand there staring at the entrance to the Appalachian Trail. […]

Creation

Below is an excerpt from a narrative I wrote for First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg Holy Week event, Experience the Story, a unique, exciting, and immersive multimedia experience of GOD’s interaction with the world.  Before there was anything, there was nothing. That’s not exactly true. Before there was anything, there was God.That’s not completely true. Before […]

Sin

Below is an excerpt from a narrative I wrote for First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg Holy Week event, Experience the Story, a unique, exciting, and immersive multimedia experience of GOD’s interaction with the world.  In that moment, God judged man. In that moment, humans, for the first time, chose to be lord over their own life, […]

Promise

  Below is an excerpt from a narrative I wrote for First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg Holy Week event, Experience the Story, a unique, exciting, and immersive multimedia experience of GOD’s interaction with the world.  We all fall short. We are all broken. And there is only one way to get unbroken. Isaiah 25:6-8 (NLT) […]

LESS is MORE

Originally posted on Blake or Amanda Clark:
A life of “LESS” can lead to a “MORE” life in Christ.  It’s hard not to want more.  More money.  More talent.  More prestige. More power.  More influence.  Or more of tangible things… More books.  More gas mileage.  More hourly pay.  More furniture.  More DVD’s.  More music.  More…

More Spurgeon Genius

from 2 Timothy 1:9 “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling.” Charles Spurgeon writes, The apostle uses the perfect tense and says, “Who hath saved us.” Believers in Christ Jesus are saved. They are not looked upon as persons who are in a hopeful state, and may ultimately be saved, but […]

Christian Rhetoric

The link below is to a post written by a friend of mine.  I thought it would be good to share with you all because it is a good reminder to follow what Jesus teaches. It reminds us that we, as Christians, are not called to go out into the world to judge it, condemn […]

I Pity the Fool

Mr. T was an extremely spiritual man. He always thought of others before himself and truly lived out the commandment, “love your neighbor as yourself.” That must have been why he pitied fools so often. Or maybe he was just a genius and felt bad for the rest of us lesser intelligent human beings. We […]

Perseverance

And now a message from Charles Spurgeon… Perseverance is the badge of true saints. The Christian life is not a beginning only in the ways of God, but also a continuance in the same as long as life lasts. It is with a Christian as it was with the great Napoleon: he said, “Conquest has […]

Who do you say I am?

Mark 8:29 (NLT) Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus asked this question to his disciples and Peter nailed it. Jesus has been asking me this question lately, and I have had a hard time answering. First off, there are two ways you could […]

Clarity in the Clouds

A couple weeks ago I was sitting in church and as the pastor was talking, these words came out of his mouth, “Resurrection simply cannot happen to those who aren’t dead first.” That little statement shook me from my Sunday morning daze. It broke through the cloud of selfish thoughts that tried to seperate me […]