A few thoughts on my favorite four letter word

Everyone has a favorite four letter word. You may not say your word as often as other people say theirs, but deep down, you love your word. My word has changed over the years. When I was a kid, my favorite four letter word was definitely “wish.” Whenever I wanted... read more

Maybe Tupac was right; or reactions to the Oregon shooting

Yesterday there was a mass shooting at a school in Oregon. It was the 994th mass shooting in America in the past three years. We’ve lost over 1200 people to these shootings in the same time frame. Those numbers sound gigantic – mainly because they are –... read more

On faith, Facebook, and e-fights

Can I start this post out with a confession? I like discussing things on the internet. When I was in high school, the local bands I was friends with all had message boards on their band website. I would join the boards and talk with all sorts of people who were the... read more

Yesterday I totaled my car. Today I need your help.

Yesterday I totaled my car. Today I need your help. But first, let me tell you a story. As many of you know, I recently quit my full-time job to chase a dream of resourcing churches and ministries with web and graphic design. It was probably the scariest thing I’ve... read more

Five Bible stories they didn’t teach at VBS

Hi. My name is Jonathan. I’m a Christian and I do my quiet time… at night. Yeah. Scandalous, right? The other night while reading the Bible before bed, I ran across a crazy story that I’d forgotten about. I screen shot it and put it on Instagram because I thought it... read more

On happiness and marriage; or how Hilary Duff got it wrong

  Let me go ahead and get this out of the way: I watched Lizzy McGuire growing up. Sure, I blamed it on having a 12-year-old sister when it came out, but the real story was that there was a cute blonde girl who was my age on the TV. Of course I’m going to... read more

A letter to the Internet about hope

Dear Internet, We are friends, right? Do you mind if I’m totally honest with you for a minute? This is hard to say publicly but I feel I need to admit it: The past couple weeks have been hard and I’m a little bummed out because of it. I knew starting my... read more

The one simple thing my mom taught me about loving people

A couple weeks ago my plan for what to get Nicole for Valentine’s Day fell through. I had wanted to get the nursery completely finished for her and surprise her when she got home from work. That meant changing out a ceiling fan, replacing all the outlets, and putting... read more

What SNL 40 taught me about growing up

Whenever I write an article for a website or guest post on another blog, I always start my bio with this sentence: Jonathan loves three things: Dr. Pepper, pop culture, and his wife Nicole. I developed that love of pop culture as a middle schooler watching reruns of... read more