So it's been 10 days since I last posted! Stephanie and I are moved into our new place (though still working on unpacking) and we finally have a working internet connection which was a hassle and a half but it's all good! I'm back now. I decided to do something a little different for today's…Read more A Love Story
I'm old enough that I remember when my "social network" only consisted of those who were on my email contact list. Back in the good 'ol days of 8th grade (2000-2001), the popular thing to do was to email "friend surveys" back and forth which contained an assortment of random questions. Also, everyone had completely…Read more What about Jared?
"Hi, I'm an Apple." Almost everyone remembers those "Apple vs PC" commercials from a couple years ago. They featured a cool, hip, young guy as an Apple computer and an uptight, all-business, old guy as the PC. When I made the switch to Apple back in 2007, I thought of myself as that image of…Read more Spiritual Growth: Identity
I recently heard a definition of "grace" that I haven't been able to forget: "God's grace is his unmerited favor towards us". We haven't earned it. We don't deserve it. But He gives it to us anyways because He loves us. This last week has been incredible and full of God's unmerited favor toward me…Read more Unmerited Favor
My roommate from freshman year at Multnomah introduced me to Caedmon's Call and I've been hooked ever since. I love this song because it so perfectly describes how our faith tends to not stay at the same level all the time but, thankfully, grace does not change. - - - - Sometimes I believe all…Read more Lyrical Friday: “Shifting Sand” by Caedmon’s Call
It seems that a large number of Christians I come across are against being environmentally conscious. I'm not exactly sure why this is and the attitudes seem to range from mocking those who recycle to being outright hostile towards those who try to be "green". And that's not even counting the anti-global-warming crowd who are offended that…Read more Being Holy: Environmentalism
I think I took life at Multnomah University for granted. I was constantly around others who loved God and that rubbed off on me - I didn't have to try hard at keeping my focus on spiritual matters. Now that I've graduated and am not on campus anymore, being purposeful in my daily spiritual walk…Read more Spiritual Growth: Prayer