"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, … Continue reading True Vine
We believe the world was made by a God who is a community of persons who have loved each other for all eternity. You were made for mutually self-giving, other-directed love. Self-centeredness destroys the fabric of what God has made. --Tim Keller Doubting Thomas What's going on?! I spent a good bit in Revelations and … Continue reading Doubting Thomas
Joy alone cannot unfold the deepest truths, although deepest truth must be the deepest joy -- George MacDonald I can't believe it is already April. That all so funny date is approaching this month, 4/20. How I use to long for that day in college. I truly believed I was experiencing life caught up in … Continue reading Courage at the Forks in Life
I'm not the guy to tell you how to handle your feelings, but I've learned, that you got to let them out. You got to share them with the people who love you. -- Randle, This is Us My mom got me into the show, This is Us, back in the states. It's a good … Continue reading Fearing the Joyful Feelings
You know I'm having a hard time putting digital ink down with this question. I think this is a question every human being has, currently, or will struggle with at one time or another. I mean how can my 24 years of life experience be enough wisdom on this matter? Won't stop me from trying to … Continue reading What are we meant to be?
"The Prodigal Son at least walked home on his own feet. But who can duly adore that Love which will open the high gates to a prodigal who is brought in kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance of escape? The words “compelle intrare,” compel them to come in, … Continue reading Compelle Intrare Through Testimony
The Beginning and the end, O Lord, are thine; The span between, life, was mine. I wandered in the darkness and did not discover myself; With thee, O Lord, is clarity, and light is thy house. A short time only, and all is done; Then the whole struggle dies away to nothing. Then I will … Continue reading Discovering Joy