Abraham and Isaac

Meeting Us Where We’re At

God never changes. So why does it seem like He does? Why does a God of compassion seem so bent on bloodshed?  Why was He so adamant about the strict, strange rules in the Old Testament?  Why did the temple become such a huge project and the center for Jewish life when God didn’t even want it in the first place? …

Works of Wonder: Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

One of the most successful biblical films in the year of the Bible epic is undoubtedly “Heaven is for Real”, an adaptation of the enormously popular bestselling book of the same name. “Heaven” follows the story of the Burpo family through many trials, including the near-death of their son and the revelation later on that during this scrape the boy, …

Run After Your Dream

What’re You Waiting For?

What do you feel like you’ve been put on this earth to do? Why aren’t you doing it? I know a lot of people who have dreams for their lives.  In fact, I might know as many people who have dreams as I do people.  But how many of those people are actually living — or even actively pursuing — …

Lives Intertwined

Cross-Stitched Lives

Just over ten years ago essentially every deep, lifelong friend I’d had walked away from me and my family.  They did this because the group of churches I had grown up in told them to, and they were informed that anyone who talked to us would be tossed out along with us. With a couple of exceptions, I haven’t talked …

Works of Wonder: The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie

Did you spend a lot of time building Lego masterpieces when you were younger? I’m going to be honest: I know I did some, but I don’t think I did anywhere near enough to explain why I love “The Lego Movie” as much as I do. I blame my deep affection for this movie, instead, on my bottomless love for …

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Life Springs Eternal

When was the last time that you thought about death? Does it sound morbid to say that I think about it a lot? Now, sure, it’s probably natural for someone who’s been fighting cancer to think about death somewhat.  After all, for many people it is a sharp slap in the face that, contrary to popular opinion, they are probably …

Works of Wonder

Works of Wonder

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Works of Wonder, a new ongoing segment for Life Springs. Works of Wonder will feature reviews of movies, books, television, video games and anything else I deem interesting. The reviews will all be short so that you don’t take up too much of your time reading them, but will still give …

Byron and Sarah

The Cancer Journal Part Four

(This is Part Four of The Cancer Journal.  You can read Part One here, Part Two here, and Part Three here!) Two days passed following the PET scan.  I tried to push the technician’s look out of my mind, but without much success.  And so we came to Friday evening.  I was driving when the doctors’ office called, and because …

Byron with the Girls

The Cancer Journal Part Three

(This is Part Three of the Cancer Journal.  You can find Part One here and Part Two here.) We went into treatment.  Prior to starting, though, we were told the laundry list of side effects.  These included, but were not limited to: Nerve Damage Heart Damage Lung Damage Severe Fatigue Demolished White Blood Cell Counts Demolished Red Blood Cell Counts …