Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series

Day 5: Cultivate Humility Through Service: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45 Sometimes pursuing peace in our relationships looks a lot like servanthood.  And let’s be honest, this runs pretty contrary to our nature. Continue reading “Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series”

The Battle to Decrease

“There is no win in comparison.”  A few years ago our church went through a sermon series entitled “The Comparison Trap.”  Since then, the above opening statement has echoed in my mind any time I start to compare myself (or my life) with others.  Still.  Some days it’s a challenge not to be swept awayContinue reading “The Battle to Decrease”

Love and Mirrors

In light of tomorrow being Valentine’s Day, I thought it would only be appropriate to write about the topic of love.  Now, before you roll your eyes or close the window on your screen, you should know that this is going to be a pretty brutal post.  And for that you have Michael Jackson toContinue reading “Love and Mirrors”

Recovery Lessons

Every once in awhile a member of one of my drug and alcohol recovery groups will ask why I’ve chosen a profession involving addicts.  They know I’m not in recovery myself, and sometimes they get curious as to what the motivation is to work with them. I often share that I’m passionate about watching peopleContinue reading “Recovery Lessons”