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Don’t Ever Give Up!

Finish a Marathon?   We all are facing a challenge in life that seems insurmountable. There are proverbial marathons all around us. Do we have what it takes to finish?   “Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen Covey   Whatever “marathon” challenge you are facing might seem impossible. I believe you can “finish the […]

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You are the meanest person YOU know!

  Who is the meanest person you know?   This thought might surprise you, but I bet YOU are the meanest person you know! When it comes to offering ourselves grace and compassion we really struggle. In this week’s post, I discuss how important it is for us to learn to practice “self-compassion”.   Here […]

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Fear vs. Love

Fear vs. Love Can you imagine your life without fear? Sad to say, but it seems almost unimaginable. Fear is humanities curse. Fear steals so much of the joy, purpose and fulfillment that God designed us to experience. We were not originally created to experience fear. We are created by love and for love. In […]

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I am…Unqualified?!

  I am unqualified!? Are you qualified for the challenges you are currently facing? Have you ever taken a promotion at work and thought, “Well, better fake it, till I make it”? How many mornings as a parent do we feel that statement in our soul? I am currently feeling this emotion. Feeling unqualified is […]

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Would Jesus Use Facebook?

I had an interesting conversation with a friend a few weeks ago. He’s a Christian and has been perplexed on how to engage in the ever increasing drama that is Facebook comment streams. He has things he passionately believes. He cares about many social issues. He leans a certain direction when it comes to political […]

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I Almost Died One Night

I almost died one night. My brother and I were driving home from rehearsal and we stopped to drop our friend Mark off at his parent’s house. We turned around in his neighbor’s driveway and headed down the freeway. Off in the distance, I see a couple of Police lights. The closer we got, I […]

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I’m A Nobody

Have you ever had something not go the way you planned? Have you ever had a conversation completely miss the mark for which you intended? Have you ever just down right failed at something you attempted? When you find yourself face down after failure what are the voices in your head usually saying? I know […]

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Fallen From Grace?

As we geared up for our first “Hunger Games 2016” event, our expectations and anxiety were high. We were taking a big risk as a ministry. This was a risk we felt lead by the Lord to take, but nevertheless a risk. Any event downtown is a risk for us because many of our Pub Theology […]