MY CONFESSION

There is a confession that I must make… and my guess is that I’m not alone. So here it goes.   I constantly think about how I can grow as a leader, pastor, and overall professional. Some might say to the point of obsession. The books I read and podcasts I listen to mainly focus […]

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THIRTY MINUTES IS ALL YOU NEED

“Today is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24   Today is an exciting day; it’s the start of a brand new year! Everybody is brimming with anticipation about what this new year might bring. Twenty-sixteen has come and gone, and whether or not it […]

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WHAT IS PURE RELIGION?

I will never forget the day a few words became more than just something you hear in church but a call to action in my life. Those life-changing words are:   “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows” (James 1:27, New International Version).   […]

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HOW DO WE TRUST GOD’S CALLING IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY?

There is nothing better than sitting in front of the Christmas tree with Christmas music or a Hallmark movie playing softly in the background. We cherish the presents under the tree and give thanks for a tiny baby sent from heaven, the Messiah, who would defeat sin and death and give us freedom and life […]

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WHERE IS GOD WHEN I AM LOOKING FOR ANSWERS?

This past season of my life has been a time where I have passionately sought after God and His will for my life. I have searched for answers to questions that I thought were important to me and thus would be important to God. I have had moments of questioning God, moments of trusting God, […]

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WHY WE NEED TO BE MORE LIKE STARBUCKS

The local church can learn from Starbucks. That might come as a shock to you because these two “organizations” have foundationally different missions. However, the church can benefit from how Starbucks goes about making a cup of coffee.   The simple way to break this down is to talk about what we experience when we […]

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THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD

Pick a movie. Any movie. Watch 30 seconds from the middle of the movie, and tell me what the story is about based on that clip.   Impossible right?   You can’t pick up the plot of a movie from 30 random seconds. The perspective is too narrow. You miss big characters, major plot points. […]

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