This is something that I have been thinking of for some time. As a relatively new christian, I have always had somewhat of a patriotic background. All of my grandfathers were in the military, my uncle, and father are firefighters, and my father and brother are police officers, so the term hero has a lot […]Read more "Christianity and Patriotism. I Pledge Allegiance to God."
Every time I see a problem in my life, I want to fix it immediately. I know there are more people in this world like me. We are the fixers. The do-ers. “See a need, fill a need” is our motto. I have screwed up many times because of this mentality. I jump on board […]Read more "Blurred Mirrors."
You call me out upon the waters The great unknown where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep My faith will stand Lately, I’ve been struggling with trying to grow closer to God, to focus on my relationship with Christ and not just with Jake. I’ve been […]Read more "What’s in your ocean?"
The sand dunes of silver Lake Michigan are a staggering sight to behold. The typical person isn’t even aware that there are sand dunes in Michigan, let alone sand dunes that cover roughly 2,000 acres. At the top of these sand dunes, you will feel as if you have been taken out of Michigan and […]Read more "You are Doubt"
Do you know anyone who thinks they have all the answers? The type of person who walks through life believing that they understand everything. These people can normally list every place, behavior, and combination of words to avoid. They typically think that they know who is going to Heaven, but more importantly (to them, at […]Read more "700 Miles With a 15 Year Old Fish"
My friend got a new apartment. I drive a truck, so naturally my help was requested. I was happy to oblige because he makes good pizza, and what better way to spend a Saturday than driving around Grand Rapids? On the drive I saw this tree. I like it. So I stopped and took a […]Read more "Sitting on the Hood of My Car, Smoking a Cigarette"
Anyone who is a parent has probably heard of the children’s story, Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney (illustrated by Anita Jeram). It is an adorable story about a sweet conversation between “Little Nutbrown Hare” and his daddy, “Big Nutbrown Hare”. Little Nutbrown Hare begins by asking his daddy to guess how much he […]Read more "guess how much He loves you"