Our dream has died. And we couldn't be happier. Sometimes, losing what we love helps us realize how little they loved us back.
I don’t make enough money. My wife makes no money. We plan on intentionally keeping it that way, perhaps for all of 2023. Cuz God said so. I think. I hope. Oh, Lord, what the heck am I doing?! The Source of the “WHAT?!” My family is beginning a ridiculous act of faith, a chance … Continue reading A New Way, Part 1: What the Heck am I Doing?!
It’s been a long while since I’ve written on this blog. Anyone who’s followed me has also noticed my social media presence took a nosedive. Well, for those of you who are still interested, I’d like to explain what’s been going on, and where I’m going next.
Remembering the best of Carman's Christian music career.
I have never liked “Good Good Father.” It’s main chorus is juvenile and repetitive, and the second stanza of “And I’m loved by you, it’s who I am…” is a grammatical eyesore. Loved is WHAT you are, not who. Your name is not Loved By You. Child-friendly lyrics, simplistic melodies, and overabundance of “Oh” and … Continue reading An Open Apology to Christian Music I Used to Hate
If nothing else, my life is a monument of what not to do. If you want to get far in life, grab a seat, watch me for a few minutes, cringe in pain, then go do the opposite. Case in point? Fifth grade, a time when a boy starts his long journey into manhood, but … Continue reading Two Lessons You Should Learn (Because I Sure Didn’t)
If you're still with me, God bless your patience. I've been trying to unpack why Christianity makes sense, at least to me. In Part 1, I said that atheism doesn't hold water. In Part 2, I argued that multiple religions can't coexist, not without bowing to some order that judges them all, thereby negating the … Continue reading Why Christianity? Part Three: Why Not Another Religion?
Why would anyone be a Christian in the modern age? More and more people are asking that. As a Christian, I think it's important to have an answer. However, when people ask this, they're actually asking one or more of three questions: Why religion at all when atheism is just fine? Why just one religion? … Continue reading Why Christianity? PART ONE: Why Religion at All?
In many ways, I wasted my twenties. In others, I loved them. Sometimes I failed to learn a lesson, other times I did the right thing almost by accident. Today, I turn thirty. I can officially look back on those ten crazy years and see where I goofed and where I succeeded. So if you're … Continue reading 10 Tips for your 20s from a Guy Turning 30.
I don't want you guys to make the same mistakes I did. I spent the majority of my 20s in a depressed funk, wondering why my life didn't seem to work. Yet I was a Christian who claimed to know the One True Hope. Was that hope failing me or was I doing something wrong? … Continue reading How God Wrecked My Life So Beautifully