Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Submitting My Emotions to Jesus and His Way “True freedom comes when we no longer need to be somebody special in other people’s eyes because we already know we are lovable and good enough.” Peter Scazzero Emotionally Healthy Spirituality I’ve been fairly upfront about my struggle with depression and anxiety in my mid-twenties. You may …

Pillars & The Role of Reason

How Combining A Rigorous Intellectual Life With A Vital Spiritual Devotion To Jesus Forever Changed My Life. “Nearly all that we call human history … is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”   — C. S Lewis, Mere Christianity Fragments Like many Evangelical Christians …

An Inside Look: Skillful Denial & Moral Cowardice

Introduction I’ve been doing the work of extrapolating some of the key elements of my own personal spiritual journey from the last 8 years or so. The process has essentially been about going back through every aspect of my studies and mentorships, every book I read, all of my journaling, and going through my contemplative …

2018- The Year of Rest & Simplicity

This year, 2018, marks year seven for Bryan and I's journey together! Last night while laying in bed, we talked about what our goals were for our marriage in 2018. We took time to do some self-inventory, assessing the areas of our personal lives that we could grow in, in order to deepen our marriage …

12- Community: God Cares, Do I?

Those people above; Those people are MY people. My community. My loves. #12 Community: God Cares, Do I? I love how all through the New Testament when we read the stories and accounts of Jesus’s interactions with others, Jesus rarely responds directly to the questions that He is asked. Instead, in His supreme wisdom, He …

11- Labor: Created to Create

#11 Labor: Created to Create The sphere of labor from a Biblical worldview or from a Biblical lens is an incredible social system that God has given to us. The idea of vocation or work so commonly leaves a sour taste in our mouths because we think of work as something we have to do …

10-The American Experiment: Stepping Stones

The American Experiment: Stepping Stones Before launching into any critique and/or praise about any moment in American history, I’d like to set all things in their proper order by saying that I am not here, and we are not here, to deify America and our founding fathers. There is plenty enough evidence to reveal that …