An Overused Undo →
Lately, I’ve become a little addicted to Spider Solitaire on my iPad. If you don’t know this epically amazing game, you are missing out. Much like the original game, the goal of Spider Solitaire is to build sequences down in suit within the tableau (each running from King to Ace) and then move them to the foundations. Unlike the original game, you build your sequences within one...
Advent Deeper: Prepare the Way →
“It is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” — “a voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’” And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” Mark 1:2-4 Sunday marked the start of Advent - those four...
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The Search for More →
My Black Friday was pretty successful. I took all the “expert” advice: I rested up, figured out what I wanted, made a plan of attack, stuck to my budget, didn’t get sidetracked and made sure to wear comfortable clothing. I stayed hydrated, had snack food and quit when I felt tired. I got what I wanted, enjoyed great company and have a few good stories to share. It was a...
skripture-sketches replied to your post: Hi, I’m Breanna, I discovered your blog… Hey! Two of my favorite people talkin :) Breanna just gained like a gazillion cool points because of this!
is a season of waiting. May you find hope, love, joy and peace as you wait for the promises of God in your life. “We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.” - Psalm 33:20
breanna-lynn asked: Hi, I'm Breanna, I discovered your blog yesterday and saw your recent post. I haven't been feeling well, either- hope you get to feeling better. So, here is a question for you! I'm taking a non profit management class right now. Was it hard starting your own nonprofit? There's a lot of work that goes into! And what gave you the idea to? Ignite sounds awesome.
whispersoffaith replied to your photo: GPOY “I’m enjoying an Iced Oatmeal cookie because… oh there is much judgement. Judgement of how cool you are. you’re currently at about 94% :D Well, I’m flattered! 94% cool is amazing!
My Ask is Open... →
I’ve been on my couch most of the day not feeling so well. I’m bored. Hit my inbox with your questions. I’ll answer anything!
Free Advent Book & Calendar →
The “Away in a Manger” book is filled with daily devotion readings, scriptures, reflection questions, artwork and poetry, broken down into the four themes of Advent: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. This book will help you slow down, focus on God and become more like Christ this season. The Advent Experiential Calendar takes the suggested activities from “Away in a Manger” and arranges them in a...
Small Price to Pay →
This past weekend, I had the privilege of being a part of the team for Chrysalis Weekend #98 - a Christian retreat geared towards helping High School students find Christ and grow in their faith for Him. It is always a powerful time, pouring into the lives of these young guys, seeing them encounter God, and getting to shape their lives for Him. And I must have made a difference, because I...
Deeper: Give Thanks →
“Give thanks in all circumstances…” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 At the end of Paul’s letter to the believers in Thessalonica, we come across this very short, but very powerful, command: Give thanks in all circumstances. It’s easy to give thanks to God when things are going well in our lives. When there’s money in the bank account, when the family is healthy, when...
Guided by Principle →
Today I am honored to feature K.C. Procter on my blog. K.C. is a husband, father, MBA graduate, blogger over at Some Wise Guy and Off The Cuff, a Mac user (a.k.a. one of the smartest people alive!) and a cubicle dweller in the most holy of companies: Starbucks. But most importantly, he loves Jesus. And ninjas. And is Superman in disguise. You can connect with K.C. on Twitter or check out...
God Wants Us →
I can be a bit selfish when it comes to prayer. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t spend the whole time praying for myself or going through the laundry list of things I want. I don’t focus solely on things for my benefit or what would help my ministry. In fact, most of my prayers are based on scripture. I ask God to give me His presence. I ask God to show me His glory. I ask Him...
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Set up for a Miracle →
It’s in that hardship, it’s in that pain, it’s in the very circumstances we want to run from that God is using to prepare us for a miracle.
Set up for a Miracle →
Hebrews 11 has always been my favorite chapter on faith. In a relatively small space, Paul shares story after story after story of people who trusted God, stood firm, and walked in an incredible amount of faith. Abraham and Sarah, who trusted God to give them a child long after their bodies were dead. Enoch, who was taken up to heaven without experiencing death. Joseph, who talked about the...
Prepare for Action →
“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1 Peter 1:13 Peter does something interesting in his letter to the Jewish believers under his care. After a long discourse about salvation and faith, after explaining how the prophets searched intently for the first coming of Christ,...
A Healing Commitment →
This weekend, I made a commitment. It was a commitment to expand my faith. A commitment to grow. A commitment to impact lives. A commitment to make a difference, be a part of something bigger and see a ministry expand into all God has for it. It was a commitment that pushed me, exposed my wound and is helping me heal. I committed to give to a church building project. The church I attend...
It amazes me...
…how well God knows me. Just when I start to think about shutting down my main blog, I publish a post that brings in more comments than I had all week. Just when I think I should stop doing graphic design, I get unsolicited requests for work. Just when I’m about ready to throw in the towel and be done doing ministry, I have a 2 hour conversation with a friend about doing ministry in...
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We all have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life.– Jim Rohn (via drivendevelopment)
Learning to Ask →
I’m not the greatest at asking. It’s not that I’m some kind of super hero who can lift cars, jump over buildings or cause time to go in reverse (though I am working on it). It’s not that I’m a jack of all trades and who is capable of doing everything. It’s not even some self-deprecating, I don’t want to bother anyone with my problems mindset. I just...
Be Still →
I’m not a real “be still” kind of guy. I fidget. I pace. I’m always chewing on something. My mind races faster than I can write, or even comprehend what I’m thinking. I’m always going, always doing. If I’m not writing, I’m reading. If I’m not reading, I’m doing graphic design projects. I have multiple home improvement projects going,...
Make Christmas More Meaningful →
Each year, I put together an Advent devotion book meant to help us slow down, reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, and take deliberate steps to infuse our lives with hope, love, joy and peace in order to better celebrate and live out the truth of Christmas. This year’s “Away in a Manger” book is filled with daily devotion readings, scriptures, reflection questions, artwork and...