I could see him from the stage.
He was standing, barely.
His arms were bent in positions that they were not meant to bend…and staying there.
He was making moaning noises. More groaning than anything.
And from stage I could see saliva running from the bottom left part of his mouth.
Lot’s of saliva.
To where I could see a puddle forming at his feet.
He was alone.
Had a bag.
And was moaning and clapping uncontrollably.
I am keenly aware of my ignorance in the field of those with Read more.
“My wife and I have thought about adopting for a while.”
“I’ve always wanted to write a book.”
“I think I might ask her out.”
“Yea, next time I go to a show I’ll sponsor a Compassion child.”
“You know, I’m gonna finally tell my boss to chill out and treat us with respect.”
“Dude! The church I’m planting is going to feed the homeless every Saturday morning.”
“That’s it. I’m seriously going to drop everything and become a photographer.”
These are just a few of the Read more.
I tweeted this 2 days ago…
Surround yourself with those who haven’t drank your koolaid.
I’m sure your koolaid is tasty. I’m sure your koolaid is the special sauce.
But when everyone around you is drunk on your junk then you turn into an accidental dictator.
Accidental because those who are blitzed with your ritz don’t know it.
They laugh at your jokes when they are not funny.
They will choose your Read more.
When I walked out of the bedroom, down the hallway, and into the living room, there she was.
Face down on the ground.
Palms facing towards the sky.
“I really don’t have time for this” I thought to myself.
But how was I supposed to see my wife facedown before the Lord and not, myself, do the same?
So down I went.
And it wasn’t even 45 seconds.
But this is what I prayed…
“God. I’m overwhelmed. Read more.
When I was in 1st grade I tried to kiss Mary Helen Addison on the playground of Rehoboth Elementary School.
She got away.
When I was in 3rd grade I actually kissed Mary Helen Addison on the playground of Rehoboth Elementary School.
She made me give her my favorite scratch and sniff sticker.
When I was in 4th grade Mrs. Buchannan cut her thumb off in the paper cutter.
I never used a paper Read more.
You can have a father like I did who prayed for me everyday I was growing up.
I struggled with porn for years of my life.
You can be the safest driver in the world.
There is only a yellow line separating you from the unsafest driver in the world.
You can be committed to preaching Jesus every Sunday and see no growth in attendance.
The church down the street that preaches more on how Read more.
Why do we follow who we follow?
Not because they are full of woo and are dropping miracles on every corner. You take them and trust them because they are simply living the right way.
When you look at Jesus’ ministry this was exactly where he was for the beginning of it.
With His disciples in tow, He had never even performed a miracle.. He had none so much as asked them to Read more.