Suicide and the Bible – Part 2 of 2

After recently reading my  original blog, Suicide and the Bible,  a reader kindly asked a common question: I was reading your "Suicide and the Bible"..and I just have a question. I'm genuinely curious to know what you think about this. So you're saying nowhere in the Bible does it say suicide will send you to … Continue reading Suicide and the Bible – Part 2 of 2

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” is not merely Dark, it’s Dangerous

"Welcome to your tape." If you've had the opportunity to view Netflix's white-hot series, 13 Reasons Why, you'll have no problem understanding the quote cited above.  If you're unfamiliar with the series, it's a 13 part Netflix original fictional series about teenage bullying and suicide.  The series, based on the 2007 book by Jay Asher, … Continue reading Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” is not merely Dark, it’s Dangerous

Mere Suffering

Satan would have us view our suffering as "merely suffering." Stifling. Suffocating. Debilitating. But, what if there is more to our suffering than meets the eye? Can God transform our suffering into something meaningful? Something redemptive? I believe He can. Read on... From Eric Metaxas's book, "Miracles": "If our suffering has a purpose, it is … Continue reading Mere Suffering

What I’ve Learned From a Dislocated Kneecap

Recently, I've had two epiphanies: they are elementary level axioms of the Gospel of Christ (stuff I should know well, but need to be reminded of often.) Wed morning, Feb. 18th, my daughter, Macy, had knee surgery. The next day, we had her follow-up appt with her surgeon. Getting her from our house to the … Continue reading What I’ve Learned From a Dislocated Kneecap

What I Learned While Speaking to Students About Depression

Moments prior to my first speaking session on Wed. morning, Jan. 21st, I felt like I was going to be sick. Knowing my son died as a result of depression, the "weight" of the topic was beginning to crush me. I was having trouble breathing. But, as they say, a funny thing happened to me … Continue reading What I Learned While Speaking to Students About Depression