Its Golden.

Philippians 2:5-11 NLT You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God,[a] he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges[b]; he took the humble position of a slave[c] and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form,[d] he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glo

#TCO3Bloodline

It's here!!!! After two years of imagining and typing and praying we are just a little over a month away from my official book release!!! I feel like I should be acting more casual about all of this, like a cool hipster writer sipping espresso at a downtown cafe. But I'm in my pajamas in my living room still doing a happy dance. Part of me still can't believe my little story is acutally being published. (Thanks BookTrope and Vox Dei for believing in me and this book.) The rest of me is giddy. Yes, giddy. No other word quite sums it up. The characters that came alive in my head and wouldn't let go until I put them into words are going to be ink on pages. And hopefully they will come alive to

Feed The Dog

I have spent a lot of time the past couple of weeks wearing my pastor hat. Along with leading a couple of small group discussions, God opened several opportunities for me to chat with some of my girls about their lives and struggles. Be it over quesadillas or coffee I had the immense privilege of listening to these women talk about where they are, what they are dealing with and where they want to go. Not only did He give me the opportunity to speak into their lives, but He spoke into mine. He whispered a lovely little reminder about being led by HIm. It sounds like a simple thing. After all we should want to follow Jesus. Usually we want our own way more. We are stubborn and selfish and turn

More Than A Story

I wrote a book. And its being published by an actual publisher. I'm still very excited about this. A few years ago I had this notion that I should write a book. I know a lot of people have that notion, there are a lot of books. Being a youth pastor I also had this idea that if a minister was going to write a book it had to be a devotional. I saw writing as much a part of my ministry as preaching or counseling and to me that equated to non-fiction Bible studies. So when this story started forming in my mind I kind of dismissed it. But then it kept playing around up there and characters got names and faces and I couldn't dismiss them anymore. But it was fiction. Thats not what pastors write fo

#speaklife so #lovewins

This week our little county in Missouri has made national news. A transgender high school senior wants to use the girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms at school. The school board is trying to make decisions about what the policy will be on this type of situation moving forward. I am sure you have an opinion on the topic. We are on the news because a lot of people have an opinion on the topic. I have an opinion on the topic. Want to hear it? You’re not going to because that’s not what this blog post is about. We see enough of people’s opinions. Some of them are even right. The problem that I see though is that we forget at the other end of our opinion/belief is a person that Jesus loves, that H

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