Authentic Christianity, Spiritual Life

Where the Dirt and Divine Collide

The heart is where the dirt and divine collide in mystery and splendor. It is often that most tangible way we can sense the spiritual while still confined to the realm of the natural. Even so, the heart sometimes gets a bad rap. The messiness of the human heart has led many to believe pursuing its inmost desires is wrong.

I have wrestled with these thoughts for a long time and have come to this conclusion. Your heart is not evil. Following your heart is not only a good thing; it is how God guides us through life.

Here is my case for following your heart.

Authentic Christianity, Book Review

Your Opinion Matters

Would you mind taking a moment and writing a review for my book Shipwrecked: A Journey to Discover Authentic Faith? With so many self-published books available the only thing that separates the good from the not so good are the reviews.

Faith, Spiritual Life

LIVING IN THE MIDDLE

I assumed my passion and fervor for Jesus were meant to unfold God’s plan for my life, and although I was radically wrong, the grace of God led me on a journey to placing that drive and ardor into the furnace of His process.

Family

Country Music and Greeting Cards

Navigating the Love of a Father My dad was pretty cheesy. I guess that means cheesiness is in my genes. This may also explain why I am incredibly corny myself.  Greeting Cards With my dad, however, this mostly showed up in two ways. The first is he never wrote a card. Instead, he preferred to give Hallmark cards with detailed…

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Church Planting

What Makes an Effective Church Plant Website?

I get to see over 100 church planting websites every year. I am always surprised by how creative pastors can be with their online presence. I have also been disappointed others hadn’t been more intentional with their church plant website. Having an excellent church plant website is not about spending a ton of money. In fact, simpler is better for…

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Authentic Christianity, Faith, Spiritual Life

Acres of Hope

Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache by Amy Roberie It’s August 2012, and it seems as if my worst fears have materialized. Homeless. Jobless. Sickness. Loneliness. Loss. Heartbreak. All of these words are accurate descriptions of my new life. We made a major change and left our ministry positions, and all that went along with them. In many ways…

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