Encouragement · Pain · Proverbs · Suffering

What Not to Say to Those Suffering

My friend, Jeremy Yeckley, famously once said, “What unites us as humanity is suffering.” He said that about seven years ago, and I won’t forget the moment he said it to the group he was speaking to. It has resonated with me since then. We all deal with suffering. Which also means that we all… Continue reading What Not to Say to Those Suffering

Interview · Matt Wolfe · Proverbs · Work

Work with Matt Wolfe Part 3: Having a Work Ethic

Matt Wolfe has been my friend for about two decades. My youth pastor then my pastor, I then worked  for two years under Matt  as his  youth pastor.  He  was the best man in my wedding, and a few years  later I became his pastor. We’ve worked together on many projects, have had many late… Continue reading Work with Matt Wolfe Part 3: Having a Work Ethic

Friends · Proverbs

Get Rid of Some Friends

There are many things you can read in the Bible that sound like they are not Christian. Some of this has to do with our misunderstanding of Scripture. One such idea is that you might have too many friends. This seems like it would go against the Christian ethic. Shouldn’t someone following Jesus be friendly… Continue reading Get Rid of Some Friends