Living the High Life: Seeing Jesus As He Is

Mysteries and then some People love a good mystery. In 2015, there were over 300,000 different books published in the United States alone, with the largest category (over thirty-four thousand books) being mystery and suspense.[1],[2] The best-selling of these, The Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins, sold nearly two million copies according to theContinue reading “Living the High Life: Seeing Jesus As He Is”

Living the High Life: Being Forgiven

Casting the movie When I was a teenager, I began reading a lot of the same books that my father read. Authors like James Patterson, Clive Cussler, Stephen King, and Dean Koontz became commonly sought out in the library. In fact, to this day my father continues the practice of weekly trips to the libraryContinue reading “Living the High Life: Being Forgiven”

Living the High Life: Speaking from Experience

    Scenery seen The naturalistic theologian James William Buffett once wrote, “Don’t try to describe the scenery if you’ve never seen it.” You can always tell when someone has really experienced something and when they are relating the experience of someone else. There are certain details, certain minutiae that are simply not a partContinue reading “Living the High Life: Speaking from Experience”

Living the High Life: Being Healed

In the past several years, I have heard a number of people say – myself included – “I’m getting off Facebook. I’m shutting down my Twitter account. I’m done with Instagram, Snap Chat, and every other social media app.” Usually when I press the issue, they offer one of two reasons: ‘I spend too much time playing on my phone’ or computer with it or ‘people are so mean to me/each other and I don’t want to hear it anymore.’ I can agree with both of those but in the past year I have certainly seen the latter reason emerge more predominantly.