This is why I believe in Jesus.

Forget the Bible. Forget historical records. Forget faith and personal conviction. Forget all those things for this single aching moment. I believe in Jesus because of forgiveness. But not just an afterthought-sort of forgiveness made for misdeeds done decades ago. No. I believe in Jesus because of face-to-face forgiveness for a man who took someone you love less than 48 hours prior. Hardly 2 days. I could maybe understand a forgiveness like that after 2 decades — “enough” years of grief and acceptance, if […]

Weekly Web Wanderings: Toy Crisis

It’s that special time of the week where I condense the very best of my world wide web wanderings into a single post. As always, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for all my wonderful web wanderings as they occur throughout the week. Onward to the WWW! HONEST TRAILER Because when you stop to consider how an animated movie about talking toys doesn’t make sense, your whole world crumbles in upon itself. Wait until the barrage of […]

Weekly Web Wanderings: Jurassic Cello

It’s that special time of the week where I condense the very best of my world wide web wanderings into a single post. As always, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for all my wonderful web wanderings as they occur throughout the week. Onward to the WWW! JURASSIC WORLD In honor of the upcoming iteration of the Jurassic Park franchise, check out this woodsy instrumental of the original theme song. It’s kinda mesmerizing. Between this and “Oceans,” I think […]

When Hillsong United’s New Song “Hurts Like Hell”

Hillsong United released Empires last week, debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200. “Christian worship band” notwithstanding, it’s an impressive showing. Though Empires doesn’t resonate with me as much as last year’s Zion, it’s still a solid offering. If nothing else, Hillsong United keeps reinventing itself with every album. It’s crazy hearing the Hillsong United of today compared with Hillsong of the 90’s. Were they even called “United” back then? Hillsong United — indeed, worship music at large — has journeyed a long way since “Shout to the Lord.” There’s a song […]

Weekly Web Wanderings: Bizarro Full House

It’s that special time of the week where I condense the very best of my world wide web wanderings into a single post. As always, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for all my wonderful web wanderings as they occur throughout the week. Onward to the WWW!  NEWS The Internet’s been all aflutter about Fuller House, the Full House sequel/revival, but did you know there’s another Full House TV thing in the works? Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Full House Story […]

7 Things Christians Should Do About Caitlyn Jenner

I already wrote about Bruce Jenner once, but his recent appearance on Vanity Fair has rocked the world and stirred another post within me. I feel like Christians everywhere are desperately searching for the proper Christian reaction to “Caitlyn Jenner,” or whatever he’s calling himself now. So, I racked my brain and came up with seven definitive actions you can take. You’re welcome, dear Christian. Here are 7 things Christians should do about Caitlyn Jenner.* 1. Don’t call her Caitlyn. Don’t even call her “her.” […]

The Return of Wandering Wednesday: DuPont Forest

  IT’S BACK. After what feels like years away, the tradition of Wandering Wednesday returns. A chance for me to dip back into the blissful well of #RunningTo and, well, go wandering again. In this week’s wandering, I trek to DuPont State Forest in western North Carolina and explore the waterfalls running rampant there. I also check out another feature DuPont is known for, though you’ll have to watch to find out more about that. I also take this opportunity […]

One Year Later: I’ve Forgotten All About You

One year ago today, I watched the sun rise over the rim of the Grand Canyon. It was the start of a road trip without limits. I had no idea when or even where it would end. One year later, now settled in Charlotte for the last three months, I’m still thinking a lot about that road trip. A day doesn’t go by when the skyline of Chicago or the shores of Maine or the volcanic waters of Crater Lake don’t flash like lightning […]