• Culture,  Faith

    A Million Dreams…Of The World God’s Gonna Make

    Reading Time: 4 minutes A million dreams of a world You’re gonna make… I close my eyes and I can see a world that’s waiting for me… Through the dark, through the door, through where no one’s been before… But it feels like home. The music for The Greatest Showman was simply incredible, carrying messages of hope and identity and belonging that the world just needed to hear. In particular, the song A Million Dreams has always tugged at my heartstrings, because it talks about dreaming of a better world. And God is the giver – and fulfiller of dreams. There are many instances in the Bible where God spoke…

  • Culture,  Quick Reads,  Relationships

    Praying For Men & Husbands

    Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s a song that used to play on the radio as I was growing up. It was a simple song, with a repetitive chorus and a catchy tune. The man sang, pleading with men to respond and surrender to God; to be accountable to Him so that they can be good leaders. I was not a Christian growing up, but I had a peripheral awareness of Christianity. Hearing this song, I thought, “Hmmm, that’s cool”, and shrugged it off. I recently stumbled across this old song on Apple Music. Now that I am a professing Christian – and married as well – the song has so…

  • Culture

    Halloween, Sorcery & the Appeal of Magical Powers

    Reading Time: 9 minutes   With Spooktober in full swing and Halloween around the corner, there’s an entire industry in full bloom. From candy to Halloween TV to popup stores, there are witches and jack-o-lanterns, graveyards and creepy faces all over the place. There’s an appeal to magic and to things associated with sorcery, controlling nature and talking to animals. Much of that desire comes from what was lost in Eden: the fact that we could communicate and interact with nature in a very raw and pure way. Unnatural supernatural power beckons back to that time.