How Sweet the Sound

Oh, how sweet the sound; I know it saved, but is it changing a wretch like me? And oh, my God, how sweet is the sound. I once was blind, but now, I just look away. – As Cities Burn

It’s human nature to take the path of least resistance – to go the easy route. How do I know this? Well, because I’m human, and far too often I can attest that this is my nature.

I really wish I could change that, though; because, if I could, it would make almost everything in my life so much easier. Wait – aww, man. Well there you have it. I rest my case.

It's Easier This Way

It's Easier This Way

In all seriousness, though, that’s not only reason I wish I could change this inclination. What’s truly most troublesome about this human tendency is this: the easy route is rarely, if ever, the best route.

Think about it – if the easiest route were actually the best route in disguise, we would all be… Continue reading…

Zac Smith

Zac Smith stepped into eternity on Sunday, May 16, 2010, but he’s still inspiring, convicting, and encouraging us through this video.  Check it out.

Keeping It Real?

Hypocrisy. The word itself almost makes me cringe. It’s an ugly topic (and kind of an ugly-sounding word, at that). With all the “keeping it real” going around in today’s world, no one likes to be called a hypocrite. Unfortunately, this is a word that is often spoken in reference to the church.

Now, I’m not going to deny here that there is ever any trace of hypocrisy in the church, but what I will say is that I believe that hypocrisy is more a human thing than it is just a church thing.

We All Have Them

We All Have Them

All of us, Christ-followers or not, have tried at different times to portray to others an image of ourselves that is not an accurate reflection of who we really are inside. Different groups of our friends can become acquainted with different versions of ourselves, as we strive to be as well-liked as possible by everyone. Maybe it’s something as simple as pretending to like the show “The Office” when you’re around a group of Office fanatics, when, in reality, you can’t stand Michael Scott, and Creed’s character really creeps you out. But perhaps it’s something that goes a little deeper. Perhaps there are some messed up, rotten, or even twisted parts of your life that you don’t want others to know exist. So, naturally, you keep those things hidden when you’re out in public. Continue reading…