COULD NOT / WOULD NOT

Throughout 2020, Awaken Church is reading the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs, and we’d love for you to join us. Grab the most recent #AwakenBible2020 plan at awaken.church/bible2020 and dive in. It’s not about the reading; it’s about the rhythm. Each week I share...

Hinge Point

History is filled with hinge points. The Gettysburg Address. The Declaration of Independence. The Civil Rights movement. The invention of the original chicken sandwich and the beginning of Chick-Fil-A… You get the idea. History turns on these events. Speaking of hinge...

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...

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...

Don’t Beat Yourself Up

We are our own worst critics. We know the stuff no one else knows or sees. We know the things we cover up and put filters on for social media. We know our insufficiencies, our failures, our regrets, and our guilt. Sometimes we even live in fear that others will find...