Praise in the Midst of Pain

I came across an article titled “It Is Well With My Soul”, and it reads as followed; “One of the best-loved hymns of the faith, “It Is Well with My Soul,” was written by Horatio Spafford. Mr. Spafford, a wealthy businessman in Chicago, lost much of his real estate holdings in the Great Chicago Fire.Continue reading “Praise in the Midst of Pain”

The Greatest Feast

“You don’t think this is a silly idea, right?” “Mike, don’t forget the pie that’s going to my grandparents!” “Who wants desert?!” “Rachel, I think I just ate some ice or something in your pie…” “Why are there plastic babies in the pie….Oh my goodness! You are having a baby?!?!?!” I write these highlights fromContinue reading “The Greatest Feast”

The Darkest Valley

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.”-Psalm 23 It’s 12:45am and I was suddenly awaken from my sleep. I walked out of the bedroom to get a glass of water and started taking deep breathes. My anxiety and stress were starting to increase.Continue reading “The Darkest Valley”

Switching Chapters

When people ask me “How are you doing?“, it’s really hard to describe how I’m feeling with a one word emotion. I’ve started to come accustomed to sharing this analogy. Imagine you are a writer and you give the editor you are working with a draft of your book. Now imagine that editor reading overContinue reading “Switching Chapters”

Holding On To Hope

“Congratulations!” “She’s so cute!” “She has your eyes!” Those were phrases my wife and I were looking forward to hear, not, “I’m sorry for your loss.” “My heart breaks for you two.” “I have no words.” In three hours, our dreams and plans for our first child completely changed. On July 28th, 2021 around 2:30am,Continue reading “Holding On To Hope”

The Danger of Treating Pastors As Celebrates

This past Sunday, Senior Pastor John Decker of Morning Star Fellowship in Quakertown PA, made a statement that treating pastors as celebrities is dangerous to the church. After he made this statement, I immediately thought of Acts chapter 14:8-18 when Paul and Barnabas were upset that people treated them as “gods”, to the point theyContinue reading “The Danger of Treating Pastors As Celebrates”

The Next Generation (Pt. 3)

Do you have something that you are so passionate about that it keeps you up late at night? Is there a question that is always in the back of your mind? I know for me, I’ve always been haunted by Judges 2:10, which states; “And there arose another generation after them who did not knowContinue reading “The Next Generation (Pt. 3)”

The Next Generation

Do you have something that you are so passionate about that it keeps you up late at night? Is there a question that is always in the back of your mind? I know for me, I’ve always been haunted by Judges 2:10, which states; “And there arose another generation after them who did not knowContinue reading “The Next Generation”