SOUL RHYTHMS

Spring, summer, fall, winter. Morning, noon, evening. Years, decades, centuries. Life is full of seasons and cycles. Some, like those listed above, are unavoidable and just part of life. However, life is also filled with other seasons and cycles that we create, some...

‘Ye Must Be Born Again!

Kanye West is a polarizing figure. Popular opinion is often shifting about him, often due to his own antics and outspoken opinions. This just in: the self-proclaimed “Yeezus” is now saying he’s a worshiper of Jesus. In fact, he recently released a gospel album called...

THIS IS A TEST

TEST. In grade school, that four-letter word could send chills down my spine, especially if I wasn’t expecting it. Spelling tests, history tests, biology tests. We grew up being tested on things in order to build our knowledge and prepare us for the future....

NEW LYRICS

Sometimes I check in on the top 100 songs on Spotify just to see what our culture is listening to these days. Then I remember why I don’t do that very often. When the lyrics aren’t outright ridiculous or meaningless, they’re often sickening. But the reality is that...

Come Hell or High Water Pt 3

Hellfire and high water are just part of following Jesus and walking by faith. That’s what my second book, Come Hell or High Water is all about. I pray your faith is fueled by the promises in Isaiah 43:2… ‘When you go through deep waters, I will be with you....

Come Hell or High Water Pt 2

I recently released my second book, Come Hell or High Water, which is our church’s story of walking by faith through hellfire and high water, fueled by the promises in Isaiah 43:2… ‘When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers...

Come Hell or High Water Pt 1

About a year and a half ago, I began dreaming of writing a book about some of the things I’ve learned in our first decade of planting and pastoring Awaken Church. It’s been quite the journey to say the least – not only leading the church, but writing the book! I...

Mission: Possible

If your birth was anything like mine, it was nothing like’s Samson’s was in the book of Judges. His birth was foretold by an angel who appeared to Samson’s parents. Although angels may not have foretold your birth, you need to know that God foreplanned your birth. ...

Good Morning, Temple!

O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells. Psalm 26:8 (ESV) David loved being in the house of the Lord. In Psalm 84, he said that one day in God’s courts is better than a thousand spent anywhere else. David is onto something...

Kill the Weeds

With all of its benefits, social media has also swung a door of comparison and envy wide open. 15 years ago, we could not compare our lives to the lives of thousands of others around the world, but now we can, and do regularly. Envy causes a lot of problems in our...