of all people most to be pitied

I experienced a beautiful gift recently. John Piper’s chapter on suffering from “Desiring God” put me in that place where I was seriously contemplating how socially acceptable it would be to create a new Facebook album with nothing but pictures of each page. I figured most (if not all) curiosities would fizzle out when you…

Christians don’t technically have free speech

If you’re a Christian, the First Amendment is a more interesting conversation than you might think. In fact, in a weird way, it’s kind of a lie. Please try not to have a heart attack as you read this, by the way. I’m an American citizen, too. I understand this freedom is afforded to all…

wartime culture

Life in America today is a far cry from what it was from 1941-1945. World War II changed everything about our culture, and with good reason. America was plunged into an expansive war that seemed to reach every corner of the globe. “Our boys” were fighting on the ground, in the open seas, and in…

our 1924 cottage on Gordon Ave

Maybe it’s time I finally let the cat out of the bag: Mayi and I are no longer residents of the North Fort Worth area. If you’re wondering what happened to our plans with the tiny house, I understand your confusion. The purpose of the tiny house was only to allow us to sell our previous…

theological implications from the grocery store meat department

“We’re out of chicken.” Those are my wife’s words almost every time we enter the grocery store. And so we alter our shopping path ever so slightly over to the meat department after we finish replenishing our stash of fruits and veggies. Our decision comes down to which cellophane-wrapped styrofoam board contains the biggest, juiciest-looking…

loving the process as much as the outcome

I’m assuming you’re at least somewhat of a reader. And this may just be me, but that feeling of being only a few pages away from finishing a book usually keeps me from actually retaining anything the author wrote. Such was the case with the book I just finished, until I was struck by a simple five-word…