How Does a Christian Artist Glorify God?

Whatever medium we create--music, movies, books, Sunday-morning interpretive dance (yes, that's a thing), all Christian artists agree that their work must glorify God. But what does that mean? I asked that of my old pastor, a singer and songwriter (ever heard of PCD? He was the C). I asked if being a Christian meant you … Continue reading How Does a Christian Artist Glorify God?

When Breathing is an Act of Faith

I've always had trouble with the idea of trusting in God. What does that mean? It's such a vague statement. And every time I think I'm trusting God, it seems I'm wrong. Lately, God has been hammering this home, showing me that I trust and hope in too many things that aren't him, namely myself and my … Continue reading When Breathing is an Act of Faith

The brave friend – who you need when life gets hard

A little something on Godly friendship that I found today. Christ called us to love, not correct. If someone needs correction, they need Jesus, not you.

BRAVE FRIENDI’m taking a deep breath and am going to be real with you. This is a hard topic for me.

Over the course of a failed marriage, church falling outs, parenting issues, career changes and a whole gamut of unexpected life obstacles, I’ve tasted the joy and healing of healthy friendships – I’ve equally swallowed the searing sting of  painful ones.

This blog comes from both a painful and joyful place.

But before I offer you words of wisdom in the friendship department, let me set the stage for my perspective.

I am a former pastor. I’ve listened to countless stories of people’s hurts in this area. I’ve written a book on forgiveness.

I’ve been through divorce. I’ve been kicked out of a church. I’ve experienced abuse. I’ve been gossiped about, betrayed – I’ve been judged, outcasted, un-friended, etc. simply because I took a stand for what I believed…

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Book Review: “Indelible” or “Tattoos are Forever, Stupid.” (8/10)

This may be the most metal book I've read all year. Or...ever, which says more about me than the book. Oh, well. I just happened to pick this book up when Crossover Alliance gave away all their books for free one day (That was an awe. some. day.). I've seen Carver's name around, but finally … Continue reading Book Review: “Indelible” or “Tattoos are Forever, Stupid.” (8/10)