I brought this big fella out of storage and into the nook where I do yoga a little bit ago. It's a shitty mat job (I did it myself years ago without the proper equipment - it's sad) but I love him. I called him 'the bone daddy' after Jack Skellington form The Nightmare Before… Continue reading beautiful things.
Can I be sappy for a minute, please? (Let's be real. I'm typing this whether you like it or not, with or without your permission). My sweet girl, my first born is 8 years old today and it's giving me all the feels. I took this picture on her 6th birthday, 2 years ago today,… Continue reading thoughts about my first born on her 8th birthday.
I stopped my cousin mid-sentence yesterday because she said something that totally took me back. She was telling me about her plans for next week, and she said she'd be doing something on the first of September. And that the first of September is next Friday. I interrupted her to ask "how are we already… Continue reading life is short, but you can’t rush healing.
Yesterday, I began a 3 part series about my city, Cleveland, and what we have going on here since the announcement that LeBron James was coming home to play for the Cleveland Cavs once again. If you didn’t get to check out Part 1, you can check it out here: https://samfindsfaith.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/lebron-james-and-the-church-part-one/ Cleveland as a whole… Continue reading Part Two: 3 big things we, the Church, can learn from what’s been happening in Cleveland with LeBron James
Some time ago, almost 2 years ago now, I was in a place that I was just so lost as to what God wanted me to do with my life. I knew all of these people who felt like Jesus wanted them to stay at a church through a difficult situation, or another to uproot… Continue reading the weight and reality of parenthood.
The one problem I have with calling ministers as such is that it seems to give people the impression that only ministers do ministry. The one problem I have with church work and “corporate ministry” (as I loosely coin it), is that it seems to give people the impression that those are the only ways… Continue reading love the place you’re in | ministry isn’t just missions and church work.
You know, something struck me the other day while I was talking to a friend. He was telling me about how tired he was and how exhausting it was to think about all of the things that this coming week would hold for him; and I'll be honest, just hearing about it made even ME tired...… Continue reading tired?
I've been very blessed, that as a child, my dad was always around. At the age of 12, however, my parents divorced and I lived my most impressionable years without my dad in the home. But I still had a dad who was very present in my life; I could always call him if I… Continue reading Father’s day.
I'm not perfect. But sometimes, I feel like some of the people around me, especially those closest to me, just expect me to be perfect. Whether it be that I always keep my emotions in check, or I graduate from college, or I don't drink, or I don't gossip, or I don't have a rockin'… Continue reading why I’m not a perfectionist.
Do you see these hands? Now mind you, this is the least grotesque picture I could find on the web while still conveying exactly what I want to convey... Some people might look at them like they're gross, or grotesque, or even painful to look at because of what it symbolizes: Jesus Christ had stakes… Continue reading the most beautiful hands.