The Year Without a Secret Santa Claus

It was my seventh grade year. Middle school – that time in a young man’s life when everything revolves around going unnoticed. At least, that’s the way I remembered it. You kept your head down, closed your eyes, and prayed to God that no one noticed you’re alive, because if they did, they’d likely remember you’re… Continue reading The Year Without a Secret Santa Claus

The Nakedness of Feet

This weekend, I was privileged to be the speaker for Crossroads Church of Walton County’s Hero Weekend, a two-day discipleship extravaganza complete with muddy obstacle course and hyper teens. It was awesome. Of course, it’s natural for me to feel that way – I love working with students. They’re exhilarating. They’re exhausting. They’re full of… Continue reading The Nakedness of Feet

The Struggle With Why

A child struggles to find enough to eat in an under-developed African village. A mother stands over the graves of children lost to disease. A devout religious person is arrested, beaten and jailed by a hostile government. A teenager is insulted, assaulted and made to feel like trash as she heads into the clinic. A… Continue reading The Struggle With Why