When the world tells you what you lack…

We live in a world that tells us to compare. Compare ourselves with our friends.  Compare ourselves with what we see on TV and in the movies.  Compare ourselves with “statistics” to find out whether we’re “normal” or not. But that’s not the path to freedom, and that’s not the way of Jesus. “Not that […]

Graphic Repentance

Repentance is not the same thing as beating yourself up. When you hear the word “repentance” or “repent”, what comes to mind?  How does it make you feel? Sometimes in church world, that word gets used to describe feeling so bad about doing wrong that you try really hard to do right instead.  The Bible […]

PHOTOS: Ecuador 2012 (2)

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, here are some (nice) choice words about the team from Ecuador 2012.
This post continues a series of my favorite photographs from our mission trip to Misahualli, Ecuador in May of 2012.  Specifically, here are several shots of the people who went on the trip…

PHOTOS: Ecuador 2012 (1)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but that didn’t help much in English class.

Now, however, there is no word count requirement or final grade on the line, so I’ll be posting several of my favorite shots from our church mission trip to Ecuador.

The Digging of Art

Why is some art considered “good”, and other art is obviously not?
Whatever the medium, art is a gift from the artist to the receiver, and it demands a response…

Feeling Lucky?

Think about it… “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD” -Proverbs 16:33

Small town snapshots

Small to mid-sized towns have a certain charm about them. Perhaps it’s the sense of homey community, or the feeling of history behind each landmark. With big cities, it’s easy to get so focused on the new things and the energy of mass population that you lose sight of the place itself. Not so with the small town. […]