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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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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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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