Freedom

Starlight.

I had a surreal moment tonight. I was playing basketball at the gym by myself, something I do often nowadays. It’s my recharge time. It’s my time to step away from the weight of my responsibilities. Tonight was different though. I felt like I wasn’t alone. I actually felt like

Imposter Syndrome

As a web developer, my greatest struggle is believing in my knowledge and worth. No matter how much my skill level may increase, it seems as though it’s never good enough. There is always someone out there that knows more than I do, or can do the things I do

Hang the Picture

Today I did something amazing; I hung a poster I got for Christmas up in my office. It was pretty awesome. I know it may not seem like as great an accomplishment as I’m making it out to be, but all jokes aside, it was a pretty big deal to

Power in Choice

Lately my wife and I have been spending a lot of time talking about our will. I’m not talking about the kind of will where you list who all your stuff is gonna go to, I’m talking about the mind/will/emotions kinda will. Specifically we have been talking about the power

Kingdom of God

Today I went to class 3 of 5 in the Foundations of Freedom series. This class is designed to help us focus on the Kingdom instead of our problems. So often we can walk into a freedom class or a church for that matter with our problem as the focus.

Levels of Change

This week I went to the second Foundations of Freedom class, Levels of Change. This is probably my favorite class. After learning who you are in class 1, Levels of Change breaks down the way you walk out the process of changing who you are. Environment Behavior Capabilities Beliefs Identity

A Kingdom Parable

Yesterday I went to the first Foundations of Freedom class at Gateway. It’s a familiar class for me, I’ve been a hand-full of times and read the story in Bob Hamp’s book a hand-full more.

The thing I love about that story is that I get something new from it every time.

Bob Hamp has done an amazing job painting the picture of the Gospel in the simple story of a lost acrobat. The story is about a child that was born into a  family of the greatest acrobats to ever live. Tragically the boy is lost when he is only a baby. In his teens he finally finds out the truth about who he is, and what he was put on the earth to do.

The story is about his parents finding him, but even more so about him finding himself. My words wouldn’t begin to do this story justice, so you can listen to it here, or read about it here.

You’re No Better Than Them, & I’m No Better Than You

I have a confession.

I have a really hard time with people who think they know it all. Like a really hard time. You know, the people that are so sure of things that liquid judgement spews from their sureness. The type of people that know for sure What Jesus Would Do in a situation, or how he would treat someone. I have a hard time with those people because they tend to remind me of the Pharisees.

Why Am I Not Happy – Things Happy People Do

We all know people that aren’t happy. We all have someone in our life that just seems to never be satisfied or in a good mood. That person may be you. Have you ever asked yourself, ‘why am I not happy?’ Below are some things that I’ve learned happy people do. Try tackling this list by adding a few to the way you live every week.

Eating My Way Away From God

I read an interesting post on Facebook today by Don Miller. He was talking about the 3 sins that tempt him most. I admire his vulnerability to open up like that to Facebook, but more so to open up like that to himself. It was a short simple post, but it really got me thinking. I need to give you a little background to bring you up to speed on this post.

Focus

As I age I learn more and more how important focus is. More specifically what we focus on. Today God whispered to me. He said, ‘what you have been saved into is more important than what you have been saved out of.’

This rocked me to the core. Christians spend so much time talking about what God has saved us from and what he could save you from if you would just confess him as Lord. That’s all great, but why not focus on what we are entering into.

Just Move

So over the last year or so God has been speaking to me about the things I am doing with my time. I have changed jobs a couple times, started school, and invested time in a few business ideas. Just when I thought I was set on the ‘right track’, God told me to do something else…

Speak Life not Death

‘Let there be light.’ God spoke something into existence with that statement. Why didn’t He say ‘Let there be no more darkness’? Instead of addressing the thing that was already there, He spoke to the thing He wanted to have life.