When even your tobacco is orthodox…


This might be one of the most challenging books I’ve read. It is impacting my soul in ways I didn’t expect.

Currently reading: Run with the Horses by Eugene H. Peterson 📚

If you’re into sermons, I’m posting mine here.


Sweet summer nights! #LifeIsGood

I love Ypsilanti to my core. There is a resonant joy in this town that fills my soul.

I moved outside at the coffee shop and now I get to hear the singing of people as they walk down the street or are driving slowly through town.

A perfect iced coffee at my favorite coffee shop in Ypsilanti, Cafe Liv!

I am teaching my way through the book of Acts at the moment. The two things that I am confronted with on almost every page:

  1. There’s only “us” and no “we/them”, in Christ there is no “other.”

  2. “Presence” is central to following Christ.

I would love for you to join me for Tap Room Tuesday!


“Commands assume freedom and encourage response. Addressed by commands we are trained in response-ability.” Currently reading: Run with the Horses by Eugene H. Peterson 📚

The new micro.blog app update is niiiiice!

Reading and enjoying a nice smoke on my patio while overlooking a freshly mown lawn. #lifeisgood

“What we do in secret determines the soundness of who we are in public. Prayer is the secret work that develops a life that is thoroughly authentic and deeply human.”

Currently reading: Run with the Horses by Eugene H. Peterson 📚

“Prayer is the act in which we approach God as living person, a thou to whom we speak, not an it that we talk about.” — Eugene Peterson, Run With Horses

A ball field on a beautiful night is one of my happy places.

What a beautiful day to spend on the patio of my favorite Flint Area Coffee Shop, The Station!

If you live near Ypsilanti, MI I’d love for you to join me for Tap Room Tuesday…


If you like to listen to sermons, here’s my most recent from the book of Acts. podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/…

I rolled into one of my favortie mite coffee shops today, The Station (in Flushing, MI), and it is hopping! There’s just something life giving about being in a place where are there conversations, laughter, and the gentle hum of life.

These days there’s so much real life, in person, doing all the things that I have struggled to create a rhythm to write and create.

One of my goals this week is to block time to create and publish.

Spending time at my favorite Flint area coffee shop today, The Station Coffee Co! If you’re around the area and want to connect, hit me up.

I really need to be productive today. So, I’m starting with this list:

  1. Gym
  2. Emails and other communication
  3. Lunch
  4. Reading/studying
  5. Chorin’

Reward: Bowling with the fellas!

I’ve been preaching at a quaint little Presbyterian Church in Flint the last few years as pulpit supply. I finally started recording and uploading the sermons. If that’s something you’re interested in, you can check them out here: podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/…

If you’re in the Ypsilanti area, check out Tap Room Tuesday…


Chris Stapleton is built different…

That’s it.

That’s the post.

Consistency is the key. Down below 250lbs, that’s over 70lbs.

Not perfect.