You know how when somebody pokes at a sore spot on your body, your first instinct is to punch them, even if you don't really want to? That's why I wanted to punch Mark Batterson for writing his book, The Circle Maker. Now, like I said, I don't really want to punch Mark Batterson. He's a … Continue reading Scared to Dream
"So...your advice to me is to get advice?" Yeah, pretty much. And no, this isn't a shameless advert for my blog. Titus 2: 3-8 instructs that older, more mature Christians should instruct the younger ones. Proverbs is an entire book about seeking wisdom and does so in the format of a teacher instructing his or … Continue reading Christian Dating Advice Finale–Get Advice!
Some people just don't want to enjoy their own holiday. This "Freakout" is a little lighter because pretty much every Christian gets behind Christmas (except for weird Charlie with his adamant exegesis that baby Jesus was born in June). Still, there are one or two complains that I felt like addressing because I'm unemployed and … Continue reading CHRISTIAN FREAKOUTS! Christmas!…Wait, Christmas? Really?
So, up until this point, I've basically been writing about what to do BEFORE you're dating. Now I seem to be jumping into WHEN you're dating. Why? First, this tip can be used before you meet them, too. Second, everyone and their brother gives dating advice like talk openly, learn to have fun together, don't … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 7–How do I know they’re the ONE?
Christians amuse me sometimes. I've seen people try to tell someone that (enter hotly-debated topic here) is wrong and the other person doesn't buy it. Then they turn to their friends with this shocked look on their face, like, "It's as though what God says isn't important to them!" I just want to shake them … Continue reading Where the Gospel Fails
It’s quiet, too quiet. What’s happened to sound? It is hushed, it was hushed when the flesh hit the ground. No noise of loud toys, no play-pony’s hoofbeat. No clatter, no patter of wee little feet. The hustle, the bustle, the creaks of the chairs, The stomping, the tromping, of sneakers on stairs, The singing … Continue reading Hushed
This is a quick post because it's really a simple matter. If you want to find Mr. Right or Ms. Special, get off your butt and go find them! A lot of Christians think it's wise to stay perfectly still and wait for God to do something. There's some truth in waiting for God's perfect … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 6: Get Out There!
This is another one of those posts where I stand in the crossfire of Christians and non-Christians, speaking to both of them. Christians and non-Christians are often shooting at each other and every now and then I like to walk down the middle of the firing line and say, "Uh, you're both wrong." In just … Continue reading Missing the Point
I'm feeling nostalgic today (as with any day that ends in Y), so I decided to take a look back at some stuff. Yes, I know, real original, but I have one feature that makes my segment different...SHUT UP! That's what. Today, I want to look back on a book series that I loved as … Continue reading Remembering…Animorphs
This part is mostly for the single people, but the dating and married can glean some good advice, too. I watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the other day, and I think all single people can learn a thing or two from the first song. Bless your beautiful hide Wherever you may be. We ain't met … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 5: Pray for Them Before you Meet Them