The Heart: Like An 80’s Chevy

I bought my first car in the 90’s. It was a 1985 Chevy Cavalier. It was as basic as cars came, except for my awesome dash-mounted CD player with anti-skip and SUPER BASS.  Among the litany of problems I had with that car, the alignment was ridiculous. As I drove down the road, the severe angle of the steering wheel indicated that to let go was to head for the ditch. I could have fixed it of course, but here’s the thing. I only paid $1000 for the car, so the price… Read More

Breathe, Church.

Imagine a young hockey player has the opportunity to sit down for coffee with their NHL hero and ask them for some advice on how they got to where they are today. The hockey god sits back, strokes their mullet and goes on to give some choice advice: Have the instincts of a ninja, reflexes of  a fighter pilot, accelerate like a Formula 1 car, change direction like a hummingbird and be able to leg press a Honda Civic. Then work harder than everyone else, want it more than everyone else and… Read More

Good News For Those who Face-plant

Every Christian face-plants. It doesn’t matter how long we’ve been saved by grace, we still face-plant. It doesn’t matter if we have a diligent prayer life and are faithful in our scripture meditation, we still face-plant. Our mind wanders in some illicit direction. We lose our temper in a moment of unjust anger. Our selfishness comes out and hurts those around us that we love. Our heart, which acts more like a stomach, draws us in one direction or another and we find ourselves dumpster diving to feed on something we aren’t… Read More