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If You Feel Abandoned by God in the Darkness

I went through a long, dark time a few years ago. I prayed that God would end it, that He would set me free from the people and circumstances that vexed me.

He did not. Read more

Video: When Did You Get Saved?

A lot of people struggle with knowing the exact moment they got saved. It seems impossible to figure it out. I wrestled with that for a long time until I found the answer in Scripture. He’s a Facebook video where I talk about that … Read more

Vulnerability in the Age of Online Oversharing

At 12 years old, I can assure you it was not my plan to have a meltdown in front of a handful of my seventh-grade classmates, some of whom I didn’t know very well.  Read more

Facing My Recent Disappointment with Gratitude

A few weeks ago, there was an unpleasant and unfair turn of events in my life that knocked the wind out of me. Feelings of disappointment kicked in. Those feelings eventually turned into anger, and the anger turned into a low-grade anxiety. I couldn’t stop looking in the rearview mirror and reliving what happened. Read more

Seeing What God Did, 17 Years Later

My old friend Dawn emailed me with unbelievable news last week: She accidentally found Amanda. The last time either of us saw her was 17 years ago. Read more

Video: A Testimony of Freedom from Fear

I’ve recently experienced a breakthrough with a years-long relationship with fear. The topic pricks a lot of people’s hearts because so many of us live with it, and we don’t even realize it. It’s important to identify it and acknowledge it if we’re going to get free from it.

This is my story of how God has been helping me do that. I shared it in this video on my Facebook page: Read more

We Didn’t Have Food (but God Came Through)

When I was little, our family hit hard times and we didn’t even have money for groceries. I was just five years old, so I wasn’t sure what was going on — all I knew was that the cabinets were empty. Read more

God Doesn’t Do Coincidences

Throughout my 20s, one of the biggest sources of stress in my life was the fear that God didn’t really love me and that I would never really know where I stood with Him. At one one point, however, I put His love to the test: I went on a sinning spree that took me further than I wanted to go and convinced there was no way back.   Read more

Be Like the Little Boy Who Came to My Rescue

When I was in first grade, my brother Caleb and I lived in another state for a month — I don’t want to explain why. All I will say is that it was unexpected, confusing, and the result of serious complications in my parents’ relationship. Read more

Finding Jesus in Three Coloring Sheets

“Color with me, Daddy,” my oldest daughter said.

“I prefer to draw a picture, but I don’t what to draw,” I said.  Read more