One Day at a Time

Father's Day

Father's Day
Father’s Day is supposed to be the day where we hug our dads and tell them we love them. It’s supposed to be the day where we laugh, do something o...

Gratitude

Gratitude
Here's the hard truth: If I were truly grateful, I wouldn't have felt the need to drink or do drugs. I drank because I didn't like the way I felt ...

Real Faith

Real Faith
Today, I just want to stay in bed, turn my phone off, curl up in a ball, pull this soft blanket over my head, and disappear from the world. Do you ...

You Are Loved

You Are Loved
I want you to know that you are loved. And I don’t mean that in the nonchalant, broad sense. I mean, YOU are loved. By me. And especially by God....

WHY AM I WEIRD

WHY AM I WEIRD
My mind wasn't really working this morning (it never is), so I decided to hit my knees in prayer. Then it got really uncomfortable like three secon...

This Is Eternal

This Is Eternal
Right here, in this moment, I feel so helpless. It's as if I'm running a marathon, all alone, yet everyone is watching. But it isn't the normal kin...

Gratitude

Gratitude
It's very important that I take time to appreciate things. My life is a gift from God - every single moment of it. It wasn't really that long ago t...

April 4 - Don't Hold Back

April 4 - Don't Hold Back
After starting CLTIVATE, I felt torn. For months, I fought this mental battle of trying to find the right words to say, without sounding too "Chris...

April 3 - Scoreboard

April 3 - Scoreboard
I'm watching the NCAA Basketball Championship right now - what a great game!!! As I watch this game unfold (Go Tar Heels, btw), I'm noticing a ton ...

Bands That Saved My Life

Bands That Saved My Life
Maybe it's the emo kid in me talking here, but I truly believe we are shaped by the music we listen to. The most effective way to get my soul's att...

April 1 - Write This Down

April 1 - Write This Down
It's a new month, and an opportunity to set new goals. I don't really like to get into the "why" behind things. I just know successful people set g...

March 31 - Fixing Others

March 31 - Fixing Others
This is about to get super real, super fast. I don't have time to be super witty or use a ton of rad pictures tonight, so here it is: If someone ...