• Faith,  life

    When A Calling Won’t Leave Us Alone

    Have you ever had something eat away at you so profoundly that you weren’t sure you’d make it another day? A tug, a pull, an outright consuming of your very spirit? A calling, perhaps? When my wife and I first picked up everything and traveled to San Francisco back in 2013, we did it to help start a church plant. By the time we left San Francisco two years later, we were a bit confused as to why we had even moved there to begin with. San Francisco was definitely a calling. God opened doors – miraculously – and got us planted smack dab in the middle of one of…

  • life

    Why We Need To Start When We’re Not Ready

    There’s a common misconception that in order to go after our dreams, to reach for success, we need to wait for the right timing to strike, to wait until we are in a state of near perfection with ourselves and our goals before we can venture out. I too was once under this delusion – particularly when my wife and I picked up everything and moved to San Francisco to follow a calling on our lives. We wanted everything to be lined up ahead of time – we wanted to make sure we had enough money to survive at least a year out there, we wanted a job lined up…

  • Faith

    For The Sake of the Call

    Many of you know that I proclaim to be a writer. And to many of you, when that statement is made, you probably envision me sitting at a desk, building imaginary worlds and creating imaginary characters to fill those imaginary worlds. But to be honest, when I say that I am a writer, the statement means so much more than a simple proclamation of interest or career. Many years ago, I was faced with the choice to either settle down in Arizona to pursue writing or to move to Seattle, Washington to pursue Bible college. Seattle seemed like the ‘right’ choice. I mistakenly thought all Christians were called to ministry…