26 May

Competing Ourselves to Death

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Life definitely feels like a giant competition where the wages of defeat (and victory) are pain-filled. This week Deidra and I had the pleasure of watching our 5th and 8th grade children promote to the next grade and next level of school. Both have done well in school (as well as their older brother), but
18 May

Faith Isn’t as Easy as it Used to Be

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Don’t misinterpret what I’m saying in the title of this blog: faith has never been “easy” at all (hence it ceases to be true faith). However, what I am saying is that living out Christian faith in American society today, as a whole, does not happen with the confidence that it used to. Despite the
11 May

Is God Jealous?

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When I think of God, I often like to view him as a gentle grandfather who loves me and is quick to forgive my sins and my shortcomings. It’s a common perception…and one that may not be completely wrong. However, there are some uncomfortable images of God in scripture, too. Not because they paint God
03 May

Unlikely Reflection

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First off, I want to thank Wes & Marie Williams, Mark Owens, Wayne Albergotti, Nicky Murphy, and the Murphy kids for so much help making one of the coolest stage designs that I have seen at Journey. I just love the look of that pallet wood and the hanging Edison bulbs. While Nicky and I
27 Apr

He Initiates, We Respond

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We had an amazing experience last week in Awaken with our students in what we called “The Table”. We came around the table together to discuss the various ways that Jesus set an example for us to follow, and also to be reminded of how we are to remember Him and to allow what He
20 Apr

Moments You Will Never Regret

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There are certainly moments I regret… The time I stepped out to preach with my fly down… The wedding where I completely forgot the bride’s name (sorry Stephanie!)… The time I pulled poison Ivy without gloves… And then there are the REALLY regrettable things…but you will have to use your imagination to glean these. There
13 Apr

Preparing for a Meaningful Easter

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This Sunday, we are celebrating the most sacred day on the Christian calendar. It is the day that Jesus gave his life as an atonement for our sin and brought those who would accept Him from death to life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life
06 Apr

Quicksand

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Have you ever noticed that some people seem to stay perpetually stuck in their problems? No matter how much help they get, how hard they try, or how long they struggle…they seem to stay stuck? No matter how many times you try to help someone like this through their hangups, disappointments and failures…nothing ever seems
30 Mar

Depression and Ministry

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Last Sunday, I shared some of my struggles over the last couple of years with balancing ministry, work, family and my relationship with Christ. If you missed it, the podcast is available here or you can download it directly from here. Overall, my lack of care for myself physically and my lack of regularly spending
23 Mar

One Key to Strengthen All of Your Relationships

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A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about one key to dealing with conflict in your marriage. It wasn’t groundbreaking, but absolutely crucial…to remove the possibility of divorce from the table. When we remove our “out”, it changes the way we deal with conflict. There is also a key ingredient to strengthening all of