Normal is a myth

Month: January 2014

Shift

My first car was a 1985 Toyota Supra.  It was a graduation gift from my parents and my grandparents.  I was overwhelmed to receive this “prize” from my family.  It was used with 68,000 miles on it (which I would more than double when I owned it), and it was more than anything I could… Read More ›

Obsession

Ob-ses-sion (noun): : a state in which someone thinks about someone or something constantly or frequently especially in a way that is not normal : someone or something that a person thinks about constantly or frequently Obsession can be a minister’s greatest strength.  In fact, it’s our “not normal” preoccupation with those that are far… Read More ›

7 Degrees

A couple of weeks ago, the area I live in experienced single digit temperatures for the first time in 18 years.  It happened again this morning, and is supposed to happen yet again a couple of times next week.  Winter, it seems, suddenly remembered how to behave like winter. If you’re from a colder climate,… Read More ›

Being Relevant (part 2): An Honest Confession

I used to mountain bike.  A lot. (The younger, healthier version of myself that I once was is saying, “No, seriously, Kevin, you used to mountain bike.  A lot.  Kevin, why did you quit?  Why did you exchange your bike pedals for game controllers and TV remotes?”) While that inner struggle may come up in later posts, for… Read More ›

Remember

In the past few months, I’ve been exploring God’s direction and seeking new opportunities to minister to people.  During this season, I have learned that one of the greatest assets I’ve found in looking ahead is looking behind and remembering how my ministry and pursuits have been shaped by people in the past. I am… Read More ›

Fear and Monsters

When I was 13 years old, I took one of my first hiking/camping trips into North Georgia with a group from my church.  I loaded up my frame backpack, hopped on a van, took the 1.5 hour trip into the mountains, then we got out and hiked.  And hiked.  Okay, it was probably only like… Read More ›