Stony Scarecrow smelled so bad I had to breathe through my mouth to keep from feeling woozy. Stony Scarecrow—the name the streets gave him. Anthony—the name his mother and father gave him. Tony said, “The streets gave me this name but it’s so ironic. I’m the opposite of what it stands for. They say Stony, […]
I help teach the 1st–4th graders in my church once a month, and this last time, my experience with a couple 2nd graders was all at once therapeutic and enlightening. We were learning about the “sticky situations” we get into and how God is with us through those times. He’s stickier than our sticky situation. […]
I have a hard time working out regularly. The desire doesn’t come naturally, so my wife is usually the one who is getting us out the door. This morning was the same story. We had agreed to do a group workout with some friends of ours at 6:30, but when I woke up, I was […]
Facebook and Twitter are the new newspapers. Just a bunch of pre-curated news that someone else tells you to read. But let me tell you a story of a real newspaper, and how it made its way into my home, and what I did with it once it arrived. Some Jr. Highers came to my […]
“Lord, teach us to pray.” The disciples wondered this, and we’ve been wondering ever since. “Teach us to pray” is a phenomenal thing to ask. So many times, when my prayer life becomes stagnant, I don’t ask God, “Teach us to pray.” Instead, I either abandon prayer altogether because I feel uncreative and lost, or […]
Many of us stay awake at night figuring out how to quit our day job so that we can finally live our passion. But your passion is available to you now. And you have full permission to start. You just have to change your mindset on what living your passion means. Does someone have to […]
Have you ever treated your waiter as someone whose sole life purpose is to take your order? Have you ever managed to not look at a barista in the eye during the entire process of ordering your drink because you’re focused on the menu behind them and your method of payment? Me too, and me […]
A couple weeks ago, I lost my Gold level status at Starbucks after having it for three or four years. The reason? I did not perform as required to keep my status as an elite member. All at once, I was slightly depressed that I would no longer enjoy the benefits of membership, and extremely […]
This is the last part of a 3-part series on the three most important truths for creatives. To read the first part, click here. To read the second part, click here. Part 3: Repeat The third most important truth for creatives is to repeat. That is, to keep going. To do what you did yesterday […]
This is part 2 of a 3-part series on the three most important truths for creatives. To read the first part, click here. Part 2: Believe Most likely you can relate to me when I say that there are times I struggle to believe in my own work. It is precisely this unbelief that leaves […]
I'm an M.Div. student at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. I’m also the Residential Dean at Carey Hall. My passion as a writer and pastor is to encourage people through merciful teaching. What I love to do is help others grow in their relationship with Jesus and their life of following Him.
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LEARNING HOW TO FOLLOW JESUS IN DAILY LIFE
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