anxiety, Christ, emotions, fear, love, peace, trust, worth

beautiful things.

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.

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faith, family, fear, parenting, personal relationships

thoughts about my first born on her 8th birthday. 

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. 

anger, anxiety, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, marriage, peace, personal relationships, sex, testimony, trust, unbelief

life is short, but you can’t rush healing. 

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. 

Christ, family, loneliness, marriage, ministry, personal relationships

Part Two: 3 big things we, the Church, can learn from what’s been happening in Cleveland with LeBron James

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

Christ, emotions, faith, family, fear, loneliness, love, parenting, personal relationships, salvation, trust, unbelief

the weight and reality of parenthood.

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.

Christ, emotions, faith, family, love, parenting, peace, personal relationships, work

love the place you’re in | ministry isn’t just missions and church work.

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.

anger, anxiety, Christ, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, love, peace, personal relationships, work

tired?

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?