Why So Salty?
The world can be a bitter place, so it's important that we all keep a little saltiness about us. This is an ever-growing collection of thoughtful observations and spirit-directed truths borne from Scripture, conversation, and prayer. Never be content with a truth you cannot defend, or a lie that you must contend. We must always live as a salty addition to this bitter world, never as idle consumers. As my favorite author once said,
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." Jesus [Matthew 5:13]

Hope Is Peace

I was recently in Houston with my family, and on our last day of our trip, we were planning to visit the NASA Space Center there.

Early that morning, I went out for a walk to engage God in conversation. During that time, I began considering and praying for all those involved in the Space Program, from the beginning until now, those who have lived and for those who have given their lives to the adventure of discovering the truth through space exploration.

Like so many adventurers before them, in so many different ways and purposes, each individual on this earth who [...]

Who Moved My Fog?

There have been, are, or will come difficulties and hardships in our lives; this is sure.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

For those that choose to face their problems alone—whether that choice is motivated by fear, shame, or pride—they will fail to move past them once they're over.

If we do not walk with God through the course of a trial, and allow Him to share our heartache and pain—with prayers, tears (and sometimes some yelling)—our hearts will grow some callouses with the pride of having conquered that problem on our own.

If we're not careful, we can allow such things to define us, and instead of moving [...]

The Science of Speaking Truth

Too often, our own pride and the desire to have a meaningful impact on the world around us affect our objectivity, and we find ourselves providing more opinion and subjective narrative than we do truthful insight and objective perspectives.

So how can those to whom I speak know the difference? How do they know if what I speak is the truth or just my opinion? Every day they are bombarded with falsehoods and half-truths that they feel obliged to accept. How can I possibly influence them in the right way if I use only the same tools the rest of the world does?

In order to ground our investigation in truth [...]