Spiraling Into Victory

I don’t normally start off my writings with a disclaimer, but this piece deserves one. What you are about to read is the most brutally honest post I have ever made here on this frickin’ crazy website. I am going to share details about the day…

May My Life Sing Out ‘Hallelujah’

There’s not much to see in this video other than the band themselves performing the song, which, in and of itself I find severely cool, so if you want to go back and watch it again so you can see it then I suggest you…

There Is A Choice (Oceans)

One of my all-time favorite songs is “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by the band Hillsong United. First off, based on the themes behind the song, I think the real reason why my curiosity and passion for this subject has piqued in recent months is…

Saying No To Fear

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 I am almost constantly guilty of forgetting this pivotal verse in the apostle Paul’s second letter to his apprentice and son…

A Soundtrack To Letting Go

Since Lauren died I have been vocal about the notion of letting go, but not being without. Life has to move on, which entails letting go of her since she is no longer physically with us. But those of us who knew her shall never be…

May I Be A Lion

“The lion, which is mightiest among beasts… does not turn back before any.” – Proverbs 30:30 Father, may I always maintain the gentleness of a lamb — in my relationships with my children, family, and friends — but may I step into the calling you…

Following Jesus Takes Work

The title of this post gets the point across better than what I will attempt to do in the lines that follow, but I was just struck with an idea: Following Jesus is hard. I think a lot of us fall into the trap of…

Ireland Bound

I felt I should explain the photo that I posted to my Instagram and Facebook accounts the other day (shown below). In October, I will be traveling to Dublin, Ireland and some surrounding areas to honor a dream Lauren and I had to travel there for our…

Turning 30

Today marks the second “big day” that has happened since Lauren’s death. I’m not going to lie, bittersweet doesn’t quite cover it. It’s mostly bitter. The majority of me just wants to pretend that days like today aren’t happening if I can’t experience them with…