I’ll Push You: A Journey of Friendship, Community and Faith

It would seem Justin and Patrick were destined to be friends — their parents were friends in college and Justin’s great uncle was Patrick’s grandfather’s best man in his wedding.

Faith Stirs Up More Faith

Faith defines people.  For some, to 'have faith' means they must convince themselves that in order to get something they want or need, they...

Know Your Worth: Needed vs. Wanted

At one point in my life, I shut down because I realized that I had become the one that everyone relied on and called, but when I needed someone, no one was there for me but God. In my journey to maturing in love, I found myself always being needed instead of wanted by the people that mattered to me the most in my life. Whether it was family, friends, relationships, my job, or even ministry, I was called to do favors, duties, or various tasks but at the end of the day, they didn’t care for my well-being.

Mark Doorn Lost a Love

As I look over my very long and ever-increasing prayer list and see the names of so many hurting souls who have lost a loved one,...

A Lesson on Suffering from a Hospice Chaplain

The thing about being a hospice chaplain is that you deal with people who are at the end of their lives. There are no future dreams and hopes left in this life, but only a lot of reflection on the past. There is one case that changed me forever.

Overcoming Practical Faith

God wants more for you than you want for yourself. That is a fact. As an aging millennial I’m in the weird space where I’m learning to walk in the fullness of adulthood, while struggling with the doubt of uncertainty. I don’t know if you know, but uncertainty will cripple every aspiration if you allow it.

Be An Encourager

As you know, life sometimes has a way of coming at us from every direction and at a greater force and intensity than we...

A life of Significance

If you’re like most people, you spend your days just trying to survive. You’ve probably said things like, “I’ve just got to get through the day,” or “Will this day ever end?” Now I know you’ve had those bad days and, sorry to say, you will probably have a bad day or two in the future. That’s life! But just getting by is not what God has planned for you. His plan for your life goes far beyond survival. His plan is one of significance.

Stepping Out in Faith

Life is simply too short to sit and wait for greater to come.  Our dreams are not fulfilled by doing nothing but waiting. We...

Rising with the Sun

Over the years I have learned that in order to have and keep joy in my heart, I must first start my day by...