thanks for nothing

Thanks For Nothing God

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Perspective

I remember the last episode I ever watched of The Simpsons. The crass cartoon family was very popular when I was younger and somehow permeated pop culture with their quips and characters. Though it probably wasn’t the best of entertainment choices, I certainly got a kick out of their craziness. On this occasion the Simpson family all sat at the …

breakthrough

No Breakthrough Without a Breaking

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

You’ve begged, pleaded, fasted, prayed and still the mountain hasn’t moved.  You’re reading books, asking for advice and doing everything you know to do to break through that thing that has been vexing you for so long.  It could be a relational problem, a work-related issue, a physical challenge or even a spiritual obstacle.  All of us have found ourselves …

ask a question

Do You Care Enough To Ask A Question?

Nathan Smith Family, Personal Stories

Questions are amazing things.  They are basically invitations.  It’s nice to receive an invitation.  Maybe you don’t have time to go to the party or attend the event but you were invited and given the opportunity to participate…. and that feels nice.  A genuine, thoughtful question is the same.  It is like rolling out a red carpet to someone saying …