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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WHY WOULD JESUS DO THAT?

If you have read any of my previous posts, you will know that my life is constantly framed by the fact that my wife and I do foster care and have adopted two children as a result. We are regularly working with our youngest adopted daughter to get better with her anger issues and to […]

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THINK ON THESE THINGS

A few years ago, my family went through a season of transition. There were some major transitions. In that season, we moved four times in just over a few months. It was difficult for me as an adult, but I knew this kind of transition could be traumatically difficult for my children who at the […]

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SUMMER TIPS TO STAY SPIRITUALLY FIT

The other day an email came into my inbox entitled, “Summer Tips To Stay Fit On Vacation”. It went on to say, “Struggling to stay fit on vacation? Delve into some helpful tips to prioritize your fitness goals this summer.” The article shared several steps you could take to enjoy all the fun that Summer […]

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FULL BUT FAITHLESS

I love movies. My wife and I love to watch a good movie together, too. Half of the time, it’s going back and watching something we’ve already seen. I don’t know what it is, but I love to do this. You know what I’m talking about – those movies you’ve seen so many times you […]

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