Keys to Joy at Christmas

Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Let earth receive her king! It’s a beautiful phrase that proclaims why we must rejoice this holiday season. Yet during the Christmas season, the biggest struggle for me — and possibly for many others– is the struggle for joy. It’s funny that joy would be something hard to maintain during this the … Read More

Hunger For Community

I highly recommend that you take the time to read this insightful and convicting article by Mike Ensley in Boundless. When I first started ministering to teens who struggle with same-sex attraction, I met “Josh.” Of the categories of people we worked with, Josh fell into the “never acted out” one. He was a good kid who loved Jesus, he … Read More

In Between Bites of Apples and Grapes

It’s always a thrilling experience for me when I read an excellent article. Of course, it was a little odd that this particular piece of literature (taken from the local newspaper) was about the incredible destruction caused by a 5-alarm fire. Nonetheless, in between bites of grapes, apples, and strawberries, I read the incredible story of a Mr. O’Connor. “Standing … Read More

But For the Grace

My latest article is up at Boundless. Joey hates life. It’s been rough. His dad drinks and hates the kids. His mom hates his dad, and she take it out on him and his siblings. So he spends his time walking the neighborhood streets. It’s just his thing, he says. It sure beats hearing and dealing with the junk at … Read More