How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 3: The Battle of the Spirit

Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:12 There is a war happening all around us that most of us aren't … Continue reading How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 3: The Battle of the Spirit

How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 2: The Battle of the Body

Step One was all about mastering your mind; your thoughts. Have you taken the time to really put in effort in this area? Have you seen progress? If you're ready, read on, but if not then no worries. Take your time and at least gain some traction in the area of mental discipline, in taking … Continue reading How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 2: The Battle of the Body

Jesus loves me, this I know…

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash Writing Music (There's an audio version of this at the bottom of the page, or you can listen HERE.) I remember running as a child through the forests near my home, through fields, down dirt roads, over creeks... I was always running, climbing, biking, jumping. Always moving, except for … Continue reading Jesus loves me, this I know…

Commitment to Exceeding Expectations is Powerful

Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash Many of you already know that I'm taking part in SOULCON Challenge Eleazer right now. Today is Day 19 of the challenge and it's going well. It's showing me in new ways how powerful self-discipline is in my walk with Christ. I'm learning that turning from the lusts of … Continue reading Commitment to Exceeding Expectations is Powerful

Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus

Photo by Walter Ch├ívez on Unsplash Writing Music Welcome back all. It's been a good spring break, but now back to the writing. I've got a lot coming down the pipeline but before all that I wanted to take a moment to look at Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ. It seems like he … Continue reading Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus

Pride and Capsized Canoes

Photo by Matt Power on Unsplash Writing Music I had the privilege of joining a group of men in a nearby city for Godly fellowship and fitness recently. I don't think I've written on Gibborim or SOULCON here, so if you're a man and you don't know about them I highly recommend clicking on those … Continue reading Pride and Capsized Canoes

No Shame in Surrender

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Writing Music Surrender is something I've struggled with for a long time. For my entire life I've viewed surrender as something only the losers do, and then only if they're too weak willed to die fighting. It was only shame, to me, to think of surrendering. You can probably … Continue reading No Shame in Surrender

Sober from Alcohol, Empowered by the Holy Spirit

Photo by Emmanuel Phaeton on Unsplash Writing Music I'm currently reading a book called The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles F. Stanley. In this book, Stanley spends some time going over each example in the New Testament where the idea of being filled with the Holy Spirit is spoken of. He notes that this idea found … Continue reading Sober from Alcohol, Empowered by the Holy Spirit

How Myth and Storytelling Point to Intelligent Design

Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash I read the story of the cross, of Jesus' death, and I cry. That this sinless, eternal Being would willingly suffer torture and death so that I would have a chance at redemption is both heartbreaking and extremely heartening.I can't help but ask, "Why?" What would possess such a … Continue reading How Myth and Storytelling Point to Intelligent Design

Five Lessons Learned from Two Months of Sobriety

Photo by Benjamin Davies on Unsplash That doesn't really sound like a lot of time, does it? These last two months, though, have potentially been the longest in my life if that makes sense. A lot has happened, both good and bad. Let me start at the beginning, Christmas night into the morning of the … Continue reading Five Lessons Learned from Two Months of Sobriety