Christmas Gifts

There’s pressure in buying Christmas gifts. There, I said it. I know no one else has ever realized this before me just now, but it’s tough. Do I get the thing that’s on everyone’s “Best of 2017” lists? Or do I get the thing...

Stop and Start

At each stage in life, we find that our time is more and more valuable, understanding that any remaining time is ultimately precious. There are things I must do that stretch my time relatively thin. After I do those things, I intentionally leave time for myself to...

No Such Thing As Perfect

Through middle and high school, I was heavily involved in music, playing trumpet in the band and, senior year, joining my high school a capella and show choirs. Music taught me plenty of things — namely making me better at singing loudly in my car each morning...

Sharing Through Obedience

Like many other concepts, ideas or actions of the Christian faith, baptism is a topic I continually learn more about each time I hear it discussed. For me, that has a very tangible reality to it, because I was baptized several years after placing my faith in Christ....

More Than Commandments

This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. — 1 John 5:3–4 Loving God is...
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