Short Term / Long Term

A few months ago, I went with some friends to work out at local boxing gym. To say they kicked my butt would be a major understatement. At one point when the bell rang for water, I sat down to take a drink. As soon as my butt hit the chair, an instructor was right...

That Sweet Smell

Sizzling fajitas… Freshly ground coffee… Triple chocolate brownies… They all come with their own aroma that fills your home and makes your taste buds water. I’ve been reminded of that aroma recently as I am reading through Leviticus. Although it can be a challenging...

You Know What It’s Like

We talk often about leaving your past in the past. “Don’t let your past dictate your future,” you’ll hear someone say. Or “Your past doesn’t need to control your present.” Those sentiments are true, but today I want to remind you of the importance of remembering your...

KEEPING VS. MAKING

Peacekeepers vs. Peacemakers. The difference is more than just a few letters or a suffix. A peacekeeper steps into an already peaceful situation and keeps the peace they did nothing to create. A peacemaker steps into a chaotic situation/relationship/environment and...

More Micaiahs, Please!

Bribery, plagiarism, half truths, and flat out lies… everywhere you turn and in many headlines you read, you’ll find stories of elaborate scams and intricately woven scandals. Our human tendency to bend the truth and follow the crowd has never been more prevalent as...

Jacob Vs. Esau

Coke vs. Pepsi. Nike vs. Adidas. UPS vs. FedEx. Lyft vs. Uber. Long before those modern day rivalries, there was Jacob vs. Esau. Rivalries are part of humanity, and this one in particular stretched all the way to the beginning of Jacob and Esau. Jacob got his name...