Asher Witmer

rediscovering Jesus

What To Do With The Parts Of Your Story You’re Not Thankful For

During this Thanksgiving season we’re supposed to express gratitude. But what do we do with the parts of our story that we’re not thankful for? For instance, I’m not thankful that my Mom was killed two years ago. It doesn’t make any sense to me and, unlike some other painful experiences, I don’t see a reason […]

Unlocking The Door To A First-Generation Christian Walk With God

When Peter walked on the water that windy night at sea, he illustrated the first key to unlocking a first-generation Christian love for God: personal faith. “But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, ‘It is a ghost!’ and they cried out in a fear. But immediately Jesus […]

Loving God As A Second-Generation Christian

I’m guessing most of you that read my blog are Christians and grew up in Christian families. Therefore, I assume you struggle to spend consistent personal time with God. I assume this because I struggle with it. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a Christian home (a pastor’s son, at that) and following Christ […]

How To Know Your Story Really Matters

the grand weaver

If you don’t feel that your story has any value, you’ll struggle to know your calling. Your calling is born from your story, but what if your story is ugly? What if nothing significant has happened? How do you know if God has a purposeful design for all the elements of your life? There are […]

Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Living Dynamically

dynamic living

Keith Green was a dynamic person. But what made him dynamic wasn’t his radical, charismatic, and popular persona. It was that he continuously grew in Christ that made him dynamic and his story influential in many people’s lives. What comes to your mind when you hear the word, dynamic? For me, I often think of the […]

Love, Hate, and the Sacred Marriage

marriage

Marriage is intense! The overpowering sensations of finally marrying the lady you love is enough to make the most pragmatic guy lose his balance. But why don’t those feelings last forever? What causes the thrill of it all fade within a few months?

Yesterday, my wife and I celebrated our second anniversary. That’s not a long time, but there are days it feels like a miracle that we made it this far.

I remember within a few weeks after our wedding—after I ambitiously committed to gently loving my wife forever—getting so frustrated with her. It surprised me. Sure, I knew we’d bump into differences at some point, but what shocked me most was how soon I had evil thoughts about her.

Simply to Remember

It’s been two years since Mom was killed. I don’t have much to say, today, but I’d like to share a few songs and quotes that have meant a lot to me the last two years. ‎“No physician ever weighed out medicine to his patients with half so much care and exactness as God weighs […]

Are You Growing or Destroying Your Influence with the Next Generation?

influencing youth

If you want to change society, grow your influence with the next generation. I’ve been learning a lot from my students this year. I don’t know if they knew they were teaching me things, but they are. For our devotional times, we just finished the book Do Hard Things. We discussed the ways our culture […]