Refining Life, on Purpose

An Adventure with Christ that Brings the Bible to Life

David Gregory’s book, Open is a very cool little book that brings parts of scripture to life through a relatable narrative packed with adventure.

David Gregory’s book, “Open” is a very cool little book that brings parts of scripture to life through relatable narrative that’s packed with adventure. Because I got a complimentary copy from Tyndale, I wanted to share my thoughts here. Only a few pages in and I was wondering about some really important questions. Questions like: In short, if you’ve ever felt like you’re just going through the motions; that you’re reading the Bible and don’t know why; that your prayers aren’t getting received, Open will balance your spiritual walk and restore your relationship with God. The Adventure Begins In Peculiar Places and Ways In Open, Emma makes a […]

Want to Rise up? Give up YOUR Kingdom!


I don’t like to talk about myself, but I love to tell my story because it’s really God’s story. I’m blessed to play a role in it. I became a Christian in 1995 after graduating high school. I spent the next ten years or so trying to figure out “how to be better at being a Christian.” I went to church, but I kept church at arm’s length because I feared letting go of myself. It wasn’t until I started engaging in church and truly studying the Word that I began to organically grow into my being in Christ. Along […]

Stories: The Heart of 1Glories

I really need to sit down and write out my testimony that sparked this idea. It’s been in my head for a long time. I’m sure it looks to many observers that I’m merely just “making another blog” but there really is a more inspired purpose. In due time, I promise. For now, let me provide a bit of an appetizer. It comes following an N.D. Wilson post I read over at Desiring God called “Stories are Soul Food: Don’t Let Your Children Hunger”. In that post, he opines… Bible-believing Christians frequently have a deep mistrust of fiction. In particular, […]