I have thought about starting a blog for years, but it seemed like life was just too busy to start one and maintain it everyday. I have always had so much to say and a desire to let everyone know what is on my mind. I have thought for a while that I probably offer a unique perspective on life, specifically fatherhood and ministry.
So here is a little bit about myself and some of the things that have shaped me:
I grew up as a preacher’s kid.
I grew up in a small town in Texas.
I have a BA in Speech Communication from Baylor University.
I have a MA in Youth Ministry from Howard Payne University.
I have released 2 albums as a Christian rap artist.
I have a son.
I was married at age 23.
I was divorced at age 27.
I was married again to the love of my life, Sarah Jane, in 2018!
My 18 year old sister died tragically in 2008.
I taught kindergarten for a year.
I taught third grade for a year.
I served at local churches in Texas for 10 years as a Youth Pastor.
So what I bring to this blog is perspective that flows from all of these experiences. I have had many ups and downs in life and the goal of this blog is to help you realize this:
In your highs, Jesus is still king and you have victory in him. In your lows, Jesus is still king and you have victory in him.
Simply put, your circumstances do not change who Jesus is and who you are in him. He does not think more of you when life is going well, and he does not think less of you when life is terrible. Also, there’s not one thing in life that can happen to reverse the redemption of Christ through his life, death, and resurrection. So if you are a follower of Christ then you have already won the victory in him no matter what happens in life. You are victorious in him and will spend eternity with him. There is a greater place coming for all who are in Christ. But this does not mean that we do not care about this present life. It actually means quite the opposite. I think Trip Lee says it best in his book, The Good Life,
“When we understand that this world is not all there is, we can give of ourselves freely. We can grind now because we get to rest later. We can give our money away, knowing that we’re storing up treasures in heaven. We endure suffering because we know it’s just ‘light momentary affliction’ (2 Corinthians 4:17). We can follow God even to the grave, knowing we will be raised to eternal life. That’s what I call the good life.”
So be free. Follow Christ with all you have. And when the difficulties of life come, press on. I know it’s difficult. Jesus promised life would be difficult. But he also promised that he has overcome the world (John 16:33).
So I am here as a broken man, struggling through life right beside you. I want to offer my insights and views on parenting, ,marriage, divorce, death, grief, giving, dating, ministry…etc. My hope is that through it all we will find freedom in Christ to live how he wants us to live now while looking forward in anticipation to the day we see him face to face.
Your victory is sealed,