I’m not okay

“I’m good.” Raise your hand if you have ever responded to the question ‘How are you?’ this way? Now put it down because you’re reading a blog by yourself and no one else can see your hand. No one really raised their hand, I know. I think we always assume that most people expect nothing … Continue reading I’m not okay

5 things to give up for Lent that will actually help you

This year, and every year, we should focus on God.. You might have had a New Years resolution to do that, but it fell through (like most of them). Use this season of giving things up to rekindle that desire to grow closer and walk with God as much as you can. 1. Gossip This … Continue reading 5 things to give up for Lent that will actually help you

10 guidelines to determine God’s will

When we're lost, maps are helpful. Many times we find ourselves struggling to choose the right path but we're not sure which one will lead us to where we want to go. We have big decisions that we want God's advice on, but he doesn't seem to hear us. We pray and pray and even … Continue reading 10 guidelines to determine God’s will

A love letter to the church.

Dear church, I love you. But we can't go on like this. You've always been there for me. Since the day I was born. For twenty three years you have given me community that has helped become the man I am today. You helped raise me. You taught me who Jesus is and who I … Continue reading A love letter to the church.

How to become perfect (sort of)

Cade Gibson | Author, That Guy Over the past few months, I have been drawn to watch a show called Fixer Upper. For those of you that don't know, this show is about a couple from Texas who take a family's dream home and make it a reality with what they have. They pick from 3 different houses, … Continue reading How to become perfect (sort of)

I want to stroll over heaven with you

So, for those of you that know me personally probably know the people who are closest to me. Today marks 1 year since I lost my grandmother, Minnie Carpenter, and that was the hardest thing I've ever experienced. It seems like just a couple weeks ago I was sitting at her house with her watching … Continue reading I want to stroll over heaven with you

Precious in His sight

Jeremiah 1:5 "I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations." This was a message that the Lord gave Jeremiah, but does it not also apply to us? As I watch the news or look on … Continue reading Precious in His sight