My parents were planning a road trip one weekend and asked to borrow my car. It was still fairly new at the time plus it got great gas mileage, which is the reason they wanted to use it. I told them yes because I’m the best son in the universe…and they bought me that car […]Read More Jerk-y
The Greeks used to use a strategy during battle called Hoplite. The idea was for each soldier to stand together as one tight unit—a shield in their left hand and a weapon in their right. The whole concept relied on trusting the man on one side to protect you as you protected the man on […]Read More Allies (Friendships during Hardships)
Oops! I should probably explain the term, Chaos. So here. Being incarcerated, being diagnosed with an illness, being bullied, seeing your family be torn apart, losing your job –these all have one common denominator: Chaos. I’m no expert on suffering. I’m merely a patient. During my darkest times, I asked myself what I needed to […]Read More What is Chaos?
Grace is something people who are suffering cling to; but Grace is wonderful for the wounded and the healthy. Everyone needs it and would be completely hopeless without it. Let me go ahead and call out the elephant in the room. You may be thinking, “Here we go…Grace. I knew this guy was one of […]Read More Haters Gonna Hate
Let’s go ahead and talk about the other elephant in the room: As sin is equal in God’s eyes, so is our Chaos. To Him, no one has it “worse off.” He cares deeply about our pain no matter how big or small it may seem. And when we hurt, He hurts. (Check out Isaiah […]Read More Raining Elephants and Hippos
Growing up in the south should mean that I’m used to bugs, animals of all kinds, dirt roads, and everything else ever mentioned in a country song by Luke Bryan. But I’m quite the opposite. I love adventure, but I also love air-conditioning. I love it so much that I think we should have a […]Read More The Adventures of Luke Bryan
The story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den (Daniel 6:10-23) moved to the front of my small brain while I was praying for a court date I had coming up. I love how alive God’s Word is and how it’ll come back to you at the perfect time; it does not return empty (Isaiah 55:11). […]Read More Lions, Llamas, and Lamps