F.O.M.O. → the “fear of missing out” is a real thing and it’s perhaps one of the strongest lures of the smartphone.

Photo by Zach Meaney on Unsplash Part 2: A Summary Post from Tony Reinke’s book, “12 Ways Your phone is Changing You” The twelves ways Reinke shares that our phones are changing us are… We are addicted to distraction We ignore flesh and blood. We crave immediate approval We lose our literacy We feed on the produced We…

Here’s some of the books I’m reading in 2018

Photo by Janko Ferlič on Unsplash “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – Harry Truman. I absolutely love to read. My love for reading began around the start of my freshman year at the University of Kentucky in 1998.  Providentially, this was also the time that I became much more serious about living out…

Where does your help come from?

Photo by nikko macaspac on Unsplash “I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep” Psalm 121:1-4…

What captures your mind controls your thoughts and dominates the desires of your heart – Paul Tripp

The following is excerpted from Paul David Tripp’s devotional book, New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional. Discouragement focuses more on the broken glories of creation than on the restoring glories of God’s character, presence, and promises. What captures your mind controls your thoughts and dominates the desires of your heart. Outside of intentional moments…

What is a good definition of anger?

Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash According to David Powlison in Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness, anger is a negative evaluation, in which an individual shows active displeasure towards something important enough to care about. It was quite sobering when I reflected on this definition because in agreeing with Powlison’s definition I…

“I was a pastor addicted to porn” Garrett Kell. Read, reflect and pass on.

This brother who wrote this is marked with a gospel security, humility, clarity and power that is deeply encouraging, challenging and refreshing. This is a POWERFUL word from this pastor on many, many levels…confession, speaking the truth in love, accountability, sin, repentance, the power of the gospel, humility, husbandry, pastoring, etc. I can’t say enough…