Review: Liztek Wireless Doorbell

Review: Liztek Wireless Doorbell

We recently moved into a bigger house (a much-needed change). It’s a beautiful two-story home with hardwood floors, plenty of windows, patios.. and a single doorbell that you can’t even hear from upstairs. That, of course, makes it difficult to know when...
Just As I Am

Just As I Am

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” These words are the slogan of the United States...
Search Me Oh God

Search Me Oh God

Search me, O God, and know my heart today, Try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray; See if there be some wicked way in me; Cleanse me from every sin, and set me free. This is the plea of a man who has had enough and is ready to surrender completely. See we all, at...
Seeking God’s Kingdom

Seeking God’s Kingdom

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” ~Matthew 6:33 As humans, we are an odd species. We are, perhaps, the only species that looks beyond basic necessity and tries to fill our lives...
Flight of a Lifetime

Flight of a Lifetime

Have you ever been waiting in an airport, eagerly anticipating your flight, just biding your time until your name is called? You might spend some time checking out the little shops, buying a magazine, eating at the little cafe tucked around the corner. You may choose...
To Battle!

To Battle!

You may not realize it, but we are in the midst of an epic battle to end all battles. A war to end all wars. Bigger than the great world wars. Bigger than anything we’ve ever seen, or can even comprehend. And the funny thing is, we can’t actually SEE it....
Here, Have a Rib!

Here, Have a Rib!

Once upon a time there was a man. He was all alone in this beautiful home. He had everything he could ever need. He had food. He had shelter. He had bright sunlight and fruits and flowers and animals. What he didn’t have, however, was a companion.. someone to...
A Child is Born

A Child is Born

According to statistics the Earth has seen almost 108 billion births. That’s quite a lot. It’s a lot of births. A lot of children, a lot of adults, a lot of people making decisions. That’s a lot of discoveries, a lot of inventions, a lot of...
Trusting God in the Midst of Adversity

Trusting God in the Midst of Adversity

Many times in life we have a tendency to try and rely on our own wits, our own warped sense of justification and morals, our own skills and knowledge. Where we go wrong, though, is failing to realize that we generally see everything through worldly eyes. Think of it...
New Year, New Life

New Year, New Life

This past year has been quite the roller coaster ride. There were lots of changes, lots of loss, and lots of gains. Next year, 2017, promises to be an amazing year for me, and there are a number of things I want to accomplish, a number of goals I want to meet, a...
A Tale of Two Churches

A Tale of Two Churches

Six years ago I made a decision that would impact much of the rest of my life. Most big decisions come after much thought, internal arguing and weighing pros and cons. Mine? No, mine came from a self-imposed bet, of sorts. See, a very long time ago I wasn’t a...
I Didn’t Feel Like Going to Church Today..

I Didn’t Feel Like Going to Church Today..

I wake up like this sometimes. I woke up with this thought running through my head this morning, in fact. I was so tired, and sleepy, and I just didn’t want to crawl out of bed. I wanted to stay there, covered with blankets, all snuggly and warm. Sure, church...
A Letter to My Younger Self

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear little me, It’s me.. you.. from the future. I need to tell you a few things. Now, don’t get scared. Don’t freak out and drop off the face of the planet. It’ll be okay. It’ll all be okay. But just listen for a few minutes, and let me...
The Real Me

The Real Me

I’m a bit of a complicated person, honestly. Like most people I have a side to me that others usually don’t get to see. I don’t let them. On the exterior I’m a brash, hard, take-no-crap kind of guy. But on the inside, the part that I choose to...
Finding Solitude

Finding Solitude

Like any others, I sometimes relish in the thought of solitude. Sometimes we all need to just get away, if only for a little while, just to collect our thoughts, regain our bearings, and just breathe. I used to think that in order to find solitude I had to push...
In God’s Time

In God’s Time

Too often we tend to be rushed. We tend to hurry through life, demanding immediate gratification. And we sometimes tend to completely overlook God’s timing. If we stop to think, we know, deep down, that God works on a completely different schedule than we do....
All Things Through Christ

All Things Through Christ

You’ve probably heard it said.. “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” It’s one of those common scriptures that gets thrown around, without much thought given usually. I’m guilty of that as well, honestly. I’ve...
I give up!

I give up!

At some point in our lives, each of us give up. For whatever reason, we just decide that we can’t keep doing what we’ve been doing, and have to just give up. I’ve reached that point. Now, before you start freaking out and thinking I’m going to...
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

You know how you have “those” friends, the ones that seem to be, for the most part, inseparable? The ones that, no matter what you have going on, they’re there? Bored on a Sunday afternoon? Go grab lunch. Nothing going on after work? Head to the bar,...
What I’ve Learned

What I’ve Learned

I’ve learned a lot during my lifetime. I’ve learned a lot over the past few years, and even more over the past few months. It seems like I never stop learning. So what have I learned, you may ask? I’ve learned things about heartache and happiness....