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
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.
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)
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
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
We've all heard the saying, "God is good all the time and all the time God is good." I'm sure that you had already finished saying it in your head before you even read it, because that's just how common it is. However, sometimes life can be extremely hard and overbearing. We go through heartache, … Continue reading Is God Really Good All The Time?
Stop. Do not enter. Unless, you know, you want to be endlessly judged, stared at, told what you're doing wrong and the like. More often than not, those not already plugged into a church will not enter solely based off of fear of judgement, rejection, or isolation. "I've been a member of my church for … Continue reading The Church: danger zone