A Pathway to Purity Blog

Teach Me How To Bowl

I like to think of the journey towards greater purity in the same way that perhaps one would become a professional bowler...

BUMPER RAILS: When some of us first started bowling we probably had the staff put up the bumper rails so that every ball we heaved down the lane didn't immediately end up in the gutter. Unfortunately, many of us dreaded the bumper rails because…

Jack in the Box

When I talk to other Christian men who want to see victory in their lives regarding temptation and lustful thoughts, they almost always share with me how the act of suppressing tempting thoughts is what they find most difficult. I think the reason why overcoming tempting and lustful thoughts is difficult is because we are trying to suppress them instead of dealing with them outright. 

Who's Your Vertical?

Many of us have friends with whom we can chat with, walk life with, pray with and generally be open and honest with. I call these kinds of friends horizontal friends. Horizontal friends are more than acquaintances because they are someone we can relate to beyond a surface level. But, do you have any vertical friends? A vertical friend is the same as a horizontal friend. The only difference is I…

A Million Little Pieces

I believe that every time that we get hurt or every time we go through a painful experience that a little piece of us breaks. Some breaks are noticeable but all too often many of the cracks and breaks that mold us are subtle, so subtle in fact that we may not even know that we were fragile to begin with. We can only take so much before we begin to crack, to break and eventually shatter. We were…

Triumphing Over Sin

I wanted to share with you what I felt the Lord speak to me in one of my quiet times last week. While praying I felt that the Lord was leading me to read Daniel 8:1-7. As I was reading these verses I felt that I saw the story in a new perspective. NOTE: I do understand that the perspective I am about to share is not the original intent of the Scripture, but I do feel that…