The Awaken Blog

I Don’t Know What To Do…

I Don’t Know What To Do…

Everyone in the small group just sat there. The awkward silence hung heavy in the room, like a heavy stage curtain that had just lowered onto everyone sitting in the circle. The bombshell had been dropped just a few seconds ago, but with each ticking second of silence it seemed like years. Continue reading I Don’t Know What To Do…

Do You Want to Get Well?

Do You Want to Get Well?

There are a lot of questions we hear for which the only appropriate answer is “DUH!” Sometimes people ask a question when they could figure out the answer just by being observant. But surely not Jesus, right? Continue reading Do You Want to Get Well?

Seven Years Ago…

Seven Years Ago…

January 6th, 2009 began like most Tuesdays. I got up and went into work, at the church where I served as Worship Pastor. Unlike most Tuesdays, our regular pastoral staff meeting had been cancelled. Continue reading Seven Years Ago…

I’m Opting Out…

I’m Opting Out…

Here we are, on another December 31st. Another year is about to be history, and people all over the world are spending the day making promises about everything that’s going to be different this next year. Continue reading I’m Opting Out…

Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things

The other night I finally watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” with Ben Stiller. I didn’t see it when it came out a couple of years ago, and I’ve never read the book by James Thurber either. I genuinely had no expectations for the movie at the start. Continue reading Beautiful Things

The Tragedy of John Gibson (and What We Can Learn)

There is Beauty in the Breaking

There is Beauty in the Breaking

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been talking about something and have eventually said, “There’s this Nichole Nordeman song that says this SO much better than I could…” Continue reading There is Beauty in the Breaking