Asher Witmer

rediscovering Jesus

The Shack: a book review

So I finally read The Shack. The hype over this book was like five years ago, but I still wanted to read it for myself. I come away challenged and inspired, yet also a little confused. If you’re going to criticize the book, you should definitely read it first.* The story is powerful. And the […]

The Valuable Truth about Worry, Faith, and Your Future

Recently, I was trying to find my way to a friend’s house. I had been there only once before and wasn’t sure I could find it again. I had an idea of where he lived, but didn’t know the roads to get there. I could have called him and asked for directions, but for some […]

28 Things We Do in Thailand (that we didn’t do in America)

Life in Thailand is different than life in the US. Of course, we knew it would be. We knew there would be language and cultural differences, but we didn’t know specifically how it would be different. Here’s a list of twenty-eight things we experience in Thailand that we didn’t in America. Enjoy! Maybe it will […]

What You Mean to Those Who Watch

I caught my son looking at me the other day. I was guilty. I knew it, but I’m not sure he did. I had just responded rather impatiently to my wife. He was watching. Saw every move. Heard every word. Recently, I have noticed how much my son looks at me. I don’t always catch […]

4 Ways Facebook Steals Your Identity

I talk to myself sometimes. I used to work alone labeling books in a warehouse. I’d practice preaching when I knew no one would stop in. A few times my wife caught me discoursing on some profound truth I thought the world needed to hear. Usually, we call people who talk themselves schizophrenic. They are slightly […]

4 Revealing Ways Facebook Steals Your Identity

I talk to myself sometimes. I used to work alone labeling books in a warehouse. I’d practice preaching when I knew no one would stop in. A few times my wife has caught me discoursing on some profound truth I thought the world needs to hear. Usually, we call people who talk themselves schizophrenic. They are […]

How to Know Where You’re Going in Life what money and time have to say about where you're headed

knowing where you're going

I recently watched a video of a newly-married couple who had their wedding outside in the middle of an apartment complex courtyard. They were going to be living there and wanted to invite all their neighbors. They couldn’t think of any greater way to tell others about Christ than share their wedding with them. Around […]

3 Unrealistic Expectations I Had of Parenting

unrealistic expectations

One of my greatest joys in life is parenting. I love my sons. I love working with my wife to raise our boys. But I’ve been realizing that I have unrealistic expectations of what good parenting is.

Lately I’ve noticed an underlying sense of anger. Little things get me all riled up inside, like my son pulling out the dishes for the fifth time of the day or repeatedly emptying the laundry basket. I wasn’t sure where the frustration was coming from, but it was killing me.

The other day I was reflecting on this issue, knowing something had to change but not sure what to do, or even what the problem was. Then I had a thought and I think it came from God: I have unrealistic expectations of what parenting is like. And those expectations are killing me.

The Only Journey Worth Living why you should do what you're not quite ready for, today

live dynmically

The underlying message I hear when listening to people talk is that they are waiting to arrive somewhere. Honestly, I face that too. I want to solve all my problems now so I don’t have to have a mid-life crisis. But what if getting things right isn’t the point? Two Hikes, One Difference A few […]

How to Live Most Lovingly in 2015

Last week I read Donald Miller’s book Blue Like Jazz. It’s a good, raw read. In it he quotes his friend who says that dying for something is easy because it is associated with glory. Living for something is the hard thing. Living for something extends beyond fashion, glory, or recognition. Don’s friend says we […]