Why We Go Outside

Why We Go Outside

The ground is covered in green hair, the air is warm but breezy. The birds are singing more melodies than I can count, as the clouds float by. I can smell pine trees and the black soil, and hear bugs buzzing and turkeys gobbling. I am in the magical place called the...
When Growing Hurts

When Growing Hurts

Growing up a pastor’s kid, I sometimes think in sermon illustrations. My father often told stories during his sermons that tied in with the scripture that he was was preaching on. The other day as I was driving home from lunch at the dining hall, I had to stop...
Saints Who Sow

Saints Who Sow

Have you ever sat back and listened to the people of God singing together? In the middle of worship at our Christian Camping Conference for our region, I stood there and listened for a brief moment as we sang acapella, without instruments. The sound was among the top...
New Year, Same God

New Year, Same God

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”Matthew 11:28 Anyone else feel pressured by the new year? Pressured to make big changes, pressured to keep up with so-and-so on their diets? Maybe pressured to be the best version of...
Banish the Darkness

Banish the Darkness

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, A Hymn The Lord is in his holy temple;    let all the earth be silent before him.Habbakkuk 2:20 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,And with fear and trembling stand;Ponder nothing earthly-minded,For...