Does God Really Have Our Best Interest In Mind?

Being a dad is scary. Over the past two years of being a father, I’ve learned a lot about myself. Seeing the world through the eyes of my daughter has taught me many lessons about love, trust, and faith. It also has given me a glimpse into how God sees and loves me. It’s an interesting paradigm shift, but a much-needed one.

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Remember the shape sorter? The toy where you match a cube to a hole of the same shape. The other day Story and I were sorting through the circles and stars when she began to struggle. After a few failed attempts she looked at me and said, “Help me, Dada”.  (more…)

Maybe It’s Time To See Your Problems As A Blessing

Have you ever just wanted out of your situation? Desperately longing for it all to be over so you can simply move on. It’s in those moments when God feels distant and uninterested. But what if that isn’t exactly true?

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My dad is a math genius. An accountant by trade, he really understands numbers and how to make them work for you. If this tells you anything, he is the kind of guy who can type on a calculator without even looking at it. That’s superhuman if you ask me.  (more…)

The Simple Prayer That Changed My Perspective

I’ve been paying more attention to my stress level lately. I noticed that most of my days were full of worry and fear. All brought on by obsessing over the thoughts, beliefs, and actions of others. I knew I had to change. But how?


How often have I found myself lying in bed staring at the ceiling. Stressing over external situations that I cannot change. (more…)

How I Realized I Wanted God To Be My Genie

We all view God in different ways. Some ways are true and some ways are a little skewed. But there is one aspect of God that I have been learning this year and it’s totally changing my perspective on him.

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In 2010 I did something I thought I would never do in my life. I opened my own business. My dad was an entrepreneur, but that’s something I never really aspired to put on my resume. Starting out I had no idea what I was doing. Each day was a new adventure filled with guesses and failures.  (more…)