Just a little update
This has been a fun experiment. I've always lacked commitment with these things. Maybe I'll pick it back up?
Where have I been?
Hey everyone, thanks for visiting the blog. Just wanted to apologize for the lack of posts as of late.
The good news. I recently received a promotion!
The bad news. Wow it has taken a huge effort!
Anyways folks, I am back and hope to have some posts up soon. In the meantime, check out another guest post I wrote for the Christian Web Trends blog HERE.
See you soon.
Taking Back Our Breaks
Waiting followed by last minute panic, that about sums up my life. But what to do in the waiting? Jimmy Fallon clips and iPhone games are my usual go-to activities, but leave me feeling like I have wasted time.
I have an innate distrust of all things easy, so I always veer far away from anything I could get in "10 minutes or less." This is especially true when it comes to anything spiritual. How can it be valuable if it only costs me 1, 5, or 10 minutes? It seems cheap and insincere, plus it usually takes me at least 10 minutes to get focused in the first place.
In the last few months I have had a change of heart, as you might have guessed by the title on the front page. I still think that long periods of prayer, reading, and meditation are necessary for a healthy spiritual life, but I have found a place for the perfunctory, and it is in our breaks...
I have battled this topic for years. I just can’t get motivated to sit down and read. The Bible is just so, well, big! Where do I even begin? I should be an expert on the first few chapters of Genesis and Matthew, considering how many times I have started those books just to fade out after a few days. Lately it has been a very rare case that I am excited to read the Bible, and my gut reaction is to say “I don’t want to be poser and read if my heart isn’t in it,” so what should I do?
Thanks to Jon Acuff for the guest post!
You can check out my post and many more right here...
1. You are worth more than your bank account
For the majority of my 20’s I wandered from job to job spending time in other countries with internships or volunteer positions. As long as I had enough money for orange juice, cereal, and pasta I was happy. Then a few years ago I met a girl. Let me assure you she is in not a ‘high maintenance girl’ (whatever that means) nor did she demand I have a high paying job. In fact, we began dating when I was working part time as a delivery driver and part time as a security guard. Despite how caring and supportive she was, I could not shake the feeling I needed to be making more. In my own personal struggle to learn what it means to be a boyfriend and eventually a husband, my paycheck became a big issue...
The Good: Encouraging others and ourselves
Blogging helps us order our thoughts, put them on paper (screen), and process what God is teaching us. It is also an opportunity to share those lessons with others. The hope for us is that our words will act as encouragement to those who read...
Why We Need Easter
I thought I understood the equation sin = death. So when Jesus died my sins were paid for. Done deal. His resurrection was a bonus, but not necessary. Certainly it was an encouragement for his followers but how was it important to me? In a very strange way it is easier for me to celebrate the cross than the empty tomb. Although I have just begun to understand the importance of the resurrection, let me offer this Bible passage as a starting point…
Hi everyone, I live in the classy (yet increasingly expensive) city of San Diego with my wonderful wife. I work full time at a small biotech company and volunteer with an international Christian fellowship for students. My Christian faith guides my worldview and I try daily to live up to the standards Jesus sets for his followers.