It’s time to forget about where you’ve been, what you’ve done, and who you used to be. God doesn’t care about your failures, mistakes, or even you mishaps. God is focused on where you’re going, what you’re going to do, and who you’re becoming through Him.

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Let’s get really honest with each other for a minute. Let’s put aside all the clichés, feel good one-liners, and quick to apply Bible-verse band aids. Sometimes, life is just really hard. And no matter how many inspirational quotes you might throw someone, there is a good chance there burdens are much too deep to be fixed with a quick-to-speak answer. Continue Reading…

Over the last few weeks I’ve begun studying a passage of scripture that has really transformed the way I live my life. I believe so much in the power of this text, that I wish to share it in hopes that it will help you in your walk with God.

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Since I was little, I’ve always been told that quitting was for losers. Whether it be in elementary school, church, or even at home, I was always told that quitting was a “bad” thing, and that I should always try to stick things out until the end. While I understand where most of these individuals were coming from, I’ve come to realize through my own experiences in life that sometimes quitting can actually be the very thing needed to propel your purpose.

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Being a legit Christian is all about owning up to the unique qualities in which Jesus reflected during his time on earth. And while we as humans will never be able to fully reflect the perfect image of Christ, I believe there are many attributes that will reflect one worthy of His name. All these attributes can be found in following Christ himself.

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To my future kids,

I’m writing this letter to let you know how much I love you, cherish you, and care for you even though I have never met you. There are a lot of scary things happening in this world, and I pray that you will not have to face any of them alone, let alone at all. Your mother and I only want the best for you, and I hope this letter will one day find its way to you in some shape or form. I’m not sure if blogging will still be around when you’re old enough to read this, but I’ll make sure to leave this letter up as long as the internet will let me.

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Social media is a beautiful thing. And while much of my life has been shaped around it’s use, I’ve noticed a few things that truly get on my nerves. I know I’ve been victim of a  few of these myself. While the growth of social media continues to expand, I want to take a moment of instruction to go over 20 things I think everyone should stop doing while tweeting, posting, sharing, pinning, liking, +1′ing, and tumbling. Here are 20 things people should stop doing on social media.

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When it comes to criticism, there are a certain statements that feel like a knife to the heart. And while your zeal, passion, and motivation are constantly at war with the opinions of others, many of us will come to realize that God has called us to do the very thing we are being mocked for. The real question is, will you follow the calling God has given you, or will you give up because of the opinions that oppose you?

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Searching for “the one” can be a daunting task. And while there may be hundreds of qualities to look for in a woman, my wife and I have come up with 23 that I believe every man should seek after. This post is quite similar to the previous one, but don’t let that keep you from digesting its truth. Don’t tread lightly when it comes to the idea of a relationship. You can be as picky as you want, and I discourage you from ever just settling. Everyone is looking for something different, but I hope these 23 qualities will help you on your journey, keep you from dating the wrong people, and encourage you to not ever sell yourself short. God didn’t create you to settle.

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Searching for “the one” can be a daunting task. And while there may be hundreds of qualities to look for in a man, I’ve come up with 23 that I believe every woman should seek after. Don’t tread lightly when it comes to the idea of a relationship. You can be as picky as you want, and I discourage you from ever just settling. I hope these 23 qualities will help you on your journey, keep you from dating the wrong people, and encourage you to not ever sell yourself short. God didn’t create you to settle.

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