This week our youth group worked alongside an inner-city church that recently bought an old Greek-Orthodox church. You could easily tell it was originally Greek-Orthodox by the ornate inlay in its arched ceilings, cupola dome, bell tower on the western side and sanctuary on the eastern. Going unused for years, the church like many old buildings … Continue reading What’s it matter?
Tonight I found myself in a strangely familiar environment. I walked through the doors of my former high school and Instant mental flashbacks, memories, sights and smells flooded my head. It's a place that at one time I wanted to completely forget.Many people don't know this about me, but I actually dropped out of high school. … Continue reading Why I Went Back
I remember reading a book when I was a kid called "Spinabilities." It was a book for children like myself, who were born with Spina Bifida. The book showcased all of the things people with Spina Bifida could do as opposed to the things they couldn't. It was encouraging to know that people with Spina Bifida could … Continue reading Spinatunities
Last night was my first time going to a concert where the performance was not a Christian artist. I'm not referring to the faith of the individual artist but rather the image, the type of music and the message they promote. Also, by non-Christian, I don't mean that I went and saw an anti-Christian band. … Continue reading What’s Missing
When we look at the ministry of Jesus, we have to take notice of who he spent time with. we see He often encountered people who were considered 'unclean.' The reasons for their being considered unclean were various. One of the more common conditions mentioned is leprosy. Obviously medical knowledge at the time was limited, but somewhere along the way people noticed … Continue reading Untouchable
We've all experienced a train stop. Some are longer than others. Some happen when we are running late and others when your wife is in labor. (It's seriously happened. Google it.) You get that trapped feeling, as you sit there waiting in agony. However, this particular time we decided to do something different. I found myself and a few … Continue reading Capturing the Moment
I didn't expect much to happen today, but was pleasantly surprised when God gave me the opportunity to share in a moment of grace. I'm home alone and spent the first half of the day reading a book called "Wild at Heart." This book is all about nature and reading the author's descriptions of the forest inspired me to … Continue reading Unexpected Grace