Nothing is truly ordinary

Month: October 2013

Stop Caring.

Stop.  Just stop.  Caring is overrated. Stop caring about your image.  Stop caring about rumors.  Stop caring about what other people think.  Stop defending your reputation.  Stop wasting time answering to those who don’t hold your eternity in their hands. Stop playing games with manipulative people.  Stop jumping through hoops to make people happy who… Read More ›

Fear, Ambition, and the Earwax Principle

I read a random fact online the other day about the human body:  Your ears secrete more earwax when you’re afraid than when you’re not. I read it on the internet, so it must be true. Can you imagine, that if you got really scared, your ears started oozing wax on the spot?  Okay, I… Read More ›


Those moments of success in your life? You didn’t get there alone. Sure, you might think that you have.  We like to write our own success stories.  “Hey, look what I did!  Look who I know!” After all, we took the steps.  We answered the call.  We took the reins.  We made the difference.  Whether… Read More ›

Puppets on Strings?

  In ministry, sacrifice is critical.  After all, the core of our faith is based on the ultimate sacrifice Christ made on the cross.  We are to to die to our old selves.  Those of us called into ministry, especially, know that we have chosen a path that will often require us to set aside… Read More ›

Exposing the Secrets – Confessions of a Person Called to Ministry (part 3)

My list of confessions continues to grow.  Maybe that’s the nature of a journey of transition and healing – to IDENTIFY the things that hurt you and move on.  Confession can be painful, but it’s ultimately one of the most liberating, cathartic experiences you can have.  Because – as with everything else in our walk… Read More ›

Where morning dawns…

I got up and took a walk this morning.  If you know me, you’re probably shocked.  If you don’t know me, well…you should be shocked.  I’m trying to develop a lot of new habits, and walking is one of them. I do it for two reasons.  First, it’s a step towards getting “un-fat” (and is… Read More ›