Could You Use a Nap?

Do you remember when we were kids and there was no way any of us would let a nap get in the way of a good day outside, or with friends, or doing something! Even if we were bored, most…


Why I'm Always So Happy

People often ask me, “Why are you always so happy?” I usually answer something to the effect of, “Life is too short, so I am going to choose happiness.” Although this statement remains true in my life, after engaging in…


It can be ANYONE!

One of the challenges about being a young adult and making the turn from high school to college, or moving from a clerk job to a management job is that the leap in responsibility can sometimes be overwhelming. By Senior…


Thankfully Some Things Never Change

November.. A month of change and thanksgiving. The last of the trees have lost their leaves and the weather has most definitely decided that it's time to think about winter. The end of the semester is also rapidly approaching for…


By Grace

As Martin Luther realized the beauty God's Grace, his heart broke for the slavery that people were in. Slavery to sin, slavery to religion, slavery to self. The reality of Ephesians 2 (we were dead) and by God's grace we…

Awake and Alive Staff Endures Harvey

Hurricane Harvey - Living Through the Storm



I've lived most of my life near Houston, TX and have experience several tropical storms and hurricanes during that time. I have seen firsthand the devastation brought on by their winds and rains…

Intimacy and the Mask

"Till that word can be dug out of us, why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?” ― C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces



Freedom In a Box

If you have a name... you have a box.  Have you ever felt that way?  The moment we say THIS IS WHO I AM, people try to put us in a box and even we tend to put ourselves in…


Life to the Full

It's a busy month, this month of May.  Final exams, projects, and thesis defenses for college students. Job searches have begun for that summer job that will earn some needed cash for the next school year.  Military assignments are being…


Walking with Christ

It's getting CLOSE!!!  You can feel the end of the semester with every day that tops out over 60 degrees and with every project that now demands your attention.  In just a few weeks it will be over and some…


I Hear Voices

I will cause you to become the father of a great nation.
I will bless you and make you famous,
and I will make you a blessing to others.
I will bless those who bless you
and curse those who


More Than Human

“God knows that your eyes will be opened when you eat it.
You will become just like God, 
knowing everything, both good and evil.”
Genesis 3:5 NLT

What would you do if…?

Sometimes, while reading a book or watching…