Playing the Long Game

I have never been so unprepared and naïve as I was when I stepped into parenting. If you’re honest, you probably had the same experience.   We set out on this journey of parenthood with dreams of sweet cuddle sessions, teaching them how to ride a bike or play catch, and creating those picture-perfect moments to post on […]

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Embracing Hope in Our Fight Against Depression

Whether we know it or not, depression impacts all of us. There are more than three hundred million people who suffer from depression worldwide¹. Even if we don’t suffer from depression, we probably know someone who does.    Depression doesn’t discriminate. It affects people of all races, ages, genders, and belief systems. In fact, a person can […]

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I Am a Recovering Skeptic

Recently, a friend asked me to pray for his healing. As I prayed, I wondered if I really believed God could heal my friend and if I should ask someone else to pray instead. Did I want God to heal him? Of course! Do I believe God can heal him? Of course! So why did […]

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Leaving the Nest

Recently, I rolled four oversized suitcases — my daughter’s entire bedroom — through the airport to board a 20-hour, round-the-world flight to Sydney, Australia. Once there, my wife and I settled our daughter into college housing, spent a few days saying goodbye and then left her with no friends, no family, and no return ticket […]

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How You Helped Me Slay My Dragon

In folklore, dragons are formidable enemies. They usually terrorize and bully a group of people until a valiant character finds the courage to face the dragon and defeat it. We, as believers and followers of Jesus, do the same thing. We all have dragons in our own lives – fear, insecurities, and sin cycles. We […]

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I PROMISE YOU

I Promise You, if you serve in the local church, you will grow as a follower of Jesus, find authentic joy, and change the world.   Today, I want to ask you two questions in response to this statement: 1. Do you believe this? 2. Are you experiencing this? Let’s look at the “you” in […]

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What is IT?

Every organization has IT and IT’s a major influence in the success or failure of that organization. However, few actually invest time, resources, and leadership into IT. The same is true with churches and families, they both have IT.   IT is CULTURE. Culture: the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize an institution or organization. […]

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HOW MY KIDS SAVED ME

They say parenthood changes you. And it’s true: the world around you changes, and you change. Still the same person, but with new skills, attitudes, and perspectives tucked into your belt. Parenting has without a doubt changed me. Sometimes I miss the freedom, independence, and sleep from my former, pre-children life. But there’s one thing […]

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