I got to shout out to my boi, Aaron who is a singer and songwriter, and Worship Pastor at my church. Aaron and I have gone back many years now. When I was in dark times coming back to my faith and fighting for my marriage, Aaron was a staple of support for me. Aaron just put out a song on his Youtube channel, and it is good.Continue reading “Moon, Stars, & Firelight (Song Review and Reflection)”
My family and I recently had the opportunity to attend Monster Jam in St. Louis on January 22nd. It was a Christmas gift from my mom, and it was a blast! I enjoyed watching Monster Jam when I was younger, but now I get to enjoy that our family has slowly become fans of the sport, and it was an incredible experience to watch the trucks perform live with my kids. My kids have gotten into it enough already, that all adopted their favorite teams. Savannah is into Grave Digger, Oliver loves the giant shark Megalodon, and Ivy gets a kick out of El Loco Toro as it blows smoke from its nostrils. It was cool to get to see all three running in the event.Continue reading “Revving Up the Faith: A Monster Jam Experience”
It’s been two years since I last wrote on this blog, but as the running gag of this blog, I’ve been doing a lot of stuff. When I last posted, the world was still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and many were still living in fear. While the situation has improved, that fear has shifted to other issues.Continue reading “Still Doing Stuff…”
I read a Facebook post this morning, with the post claiming that “the church” (not my particular church) turns a blind eye on mental illness and chalks it up to not having enough faith. It is another “the church failed us” story. I hear this person’s heart, I really do, but this post makes me mad and concerned as a whole. While it was this person’s version of the truth, I don’t believe it is the truth. Have I seen some church people like that? sure. I’ve seen sex scandals, extortion, manipulation, mistrust and all sorts of things come from people of “the church”, but to say this is what the Church is about, is false.
I’ve been seeing these kinds of post a lot. I now refer to them as “the church” posts, and usually has something to do with how the church failed an individual.Continue reading ““the church” failed me…”
This past year, I’ve barely posted a blog. There was a lot going on and being involved in ministry and technology I didn’t get to slow down. 2020 was a year that for most was full of pain and hurt for many. I’ve been fortunate enough that my family was not impacted like most. During this year, I’ve grown a lot and tried some new things, some I’m going to cover in a different blog post with a life update, but the one thing I’m going to mention here is that I preached my first sermon.
Now, preaching is not my first calling, but I had something on my heart and a different platform to us at the moment. I had a lot of fun with it and look forward to preaching a few more times this upcoming year. It was my privilege to get to preach on the last Sunday of 2020. During a time we are planning on the new year, and maybe a little broken around the holidays, especially if you were unable to see family, it could be so easy to say how much 2020 just sucked, and how 2021 will be so much better. (NOTE: I hear that every year)Continue reading “Choosing Joy”