I watched Creed II with my family on Thanksgiving and it blessed my life. I loved it as a movie all around for so many reasons: the heart-pumping boxing, the soundtrack, and of course the timeless Rocky legacy itself. But there was something in the movie that hit me like a wild left hook that […]Read More Life Lessons from Creed II: What Are You Fighting For?
I notice Christians have a weird way of being thankful. There’s a formula that we follow and it goes something like this: “I’m thankful for (something good) because (something bad happens to someone else).” For example. “I’m thankful for my health. Because there are a lot of people sick in the hospital right now.” Or, “I’m […]Read More Guilt-Trip Thanksgivings: How Christians Thank God
Yesterday, I experienced quite a fail. Like, flat-on-my-face-everyone-saw-it-and-there-was-no-way-of-looking-cool-while-doing-it kind of fail. I was asked to rap at my church during worship for the song “Oceans”. I was souped because my wife was leading that song so it was our first time spitting fire together. It was gonna be lit. So I wrote the bars. […]Read More When God Fails
“It’s beautiful, isn’t it?” King Avery grinned and nodded as he looked out at the land underneath him. From the top of the hill, he could see everything: every village, every city, every floating mountain and every flying river, every valley of diamonds and every desert of silver. After breathing in the scenery for a […]Read More When Worlds Collide: Prologue
Twenty years later I waited on the tarmac with hundreds of other men and women staring up at the violet sky. Today was the day. “How many you got coming?” Mr. Nye asked next to me. I almost didn’t hear him from the thoughts buzzing through my head. “Three. I have three.” “Good for you,” […]Read More When Worlds Collide: Epilogue
For the next two days, everyone in Basilea went in different directions. Some started packing their things and preparing to leave. Others stormed the capital, demanding to speak with me and the rest of my leaders. But the vast majority were preparing for war. As for myself, I navigated the panic the best that I […]Read More When Worlds Collide: Chapter six
“Are we going?” It was the first question she asked me when I made it back to our bedroom that night. I stood at the doorway as she sat at the edge of the bed. “Why wouldn’t we?” I replied. Meredith sighed then stood slowly and moved to the window where she looked out over […]Read More When Worlds Collide: Chapter five