Tag: pain

Faith, General, Identity

The Problem with Pain

It was not the news we wanted to hear. “Your wife has breast cancer. Ductal invasive carcinoma, to be specific.” Where did this come from? There is no cancer history in her family; definitely not breast cancer. After a routine mammogram, she was called back for a biopsy. The pathology […]

Faith, Identity, Relationships

Searching for Oneness

That day will never escape me. I recall it as clear as I am sitting here right now, writing this. I was 21, on an 8-month university architectural internship in Lawton, Oklahoma. God spoke to me in the shower. Not some audible voice, but as clear as anything He told […]

Faith, Identity

When The Pain is Unbearable

Recently, I attended a Wild at Heart Men’s Boot Camp up in the Colorado Rockies. Hosted by Ransomed Heart Ministries, over 450 men gathered to hear John Eldredge and others speak about the Gospel restoration of a man’s soul. How Jesus is about not just saving you but transforming you […]


Paradigm Prayer Shift

Blaine kicked back on his dorm bed, phone in hand. Summer was over and his classes would be starting in the morning. Sixteen hours and an on-campus work-study job. The more he thought about what he had on his plate the more the pit in his stomach hurt. He spent […]