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An adventure with kitchen appliances.

by Matt Christl

Have you ever really wanted something, so you asked God for it? Like you ask him for help with a problem, a new car, passing grades in school, safety and blessings for your children, a certain character quality, a deeper walk with Him or maybe a new fridge? And He grants it, but it ends […]

I’m going to blog about… wait, I think I want pizza.

by Matt Christl

How easily distracted we all are. I am going to let you into my life and what my wife Laura has to deal with on pretty much a daily basis: my lack of focus, or should we say my “mad skills of getting distracted.” Now, I would love to say part of this is genetic. […]

The Jesus Diet or Lifestyle?

by Matt Christl

The Jesus Diet. Wait, what? No, this isn’t the Daniel Plan or some new fad diet that just came out. But it is something that I have been thinking about recently because of things like fad diets, extreme workout plans, or whatever the latest quick-fix recommendation is. Okay, I will be honest. I have tried […]

To the Middle East and Back Again

by Matt Christl

Shalom and Salaam. Hello, goodbye, peace. These are the words associated with Shalom and Salaam. They are the traditional greetings for the Hebrew and Arabic languages, much like the use of Aloha for the Hawaiians. Well, now that I have covered pretty much 100% of my Hebrew and Arabic language knowledge, I shall proceed. If […]

Just Let It Go

by Matt Christl

Well it is time for another blog post. As usual, I couldn’t think of what I wanted to blog about this week. So I went to my wife for ideas, and she told me I should blog about us moving. I thought, “Eh, not a great idea, I could probably think of something better.” After […]

My Biggest Critic: Me

by Matt Christl

Can I ask you a question? Perfect, thanks. Who do you think is your biggest critic? Is it your friends, family, a spouse, co-workers, your boss? Well, if you are like me, your biggest critic is… “Yours truly.” No, no, not literally me, I am not judging, spying on, and critiquing you 24/7. I just […]

It Is Not About Time – It Is About Priorities.

by Matt Christl

How often do we hear, “I just do not have the time. I am too busy to get everything done.”? I am pretty sure I hear it on a daily basis, so I thought, “why not do a blog that focuses on prioritizing your priorities?” This weekend, I was up in Sacramento at a Youth […]

What Do I Do About All This Change?

by Matt Christl

Change affects us all, we deal with it on a daily basis. We deal with it in our families, work, school, church, and countless other places in our lives. I am sure every one of you is dealing with change in some way, shape, or form right now. I know I sure am. Sure, some […]