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Trust The Process

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Washing my car is both one of the most therapeutic and rewarding things as well as one of the most tedious and cumbersome things that comes with car ownership.

I own a 2000 Nissan Xterra, and I love everything about it. It’s got enough room on the inside to fit all my stuff, top racks to strap gear to, and if I put a hitch on the back, it could tow up to 6,000 pounds. It’s the quintessential adventure vehicle (in addition to my fiancé’s Subaru Outback). So, I want to keep it extra clean and looking like new, or as close to new as an 18 year old vehicle can look.

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Weekend Recap: Tuck Fest 2018

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If you’re anything like me, you know that you gotta work hard to play hard. For the past 6 months, I’ve been running and pushing hard at work, and it… Read more

What The Enneagram Means For Your Ministry

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When it comes to our relationships, understanding how we’re wired is necessary to communicate do’s, don’ts, and don’t evens to our friends, partners, and colleagues. The self-awareness that comes with knowing what makes us run allows us to collaborate, delegate, and initiate with synergy like never before.

The Church’s Intended Purpose

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I wrote this article for my friend and former student, Maddie Stiles, for her blog, and I’d love to share it with you. Make sure to check her out her… Read more

Hold Up. Wait A Minute.

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Remember what you were told growing up about paying too much attention to time passing?

“If you stare at the clock, it’ll only go slower.”

Doubt And The Fight Against It

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I’m naturally a skeptic. It takes a large amount of convincing for me to believe that something is happening, or that something is real, without seeing it for myself.

Does This Sound Like Your Church?

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When I was a kid, I would have my mom buy the huge boxes of cereal. Why? To my childhood eyes, they looked SO cool.

Pastors, I Have A Bone To Pick With You

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Have you ever seen a flock of sheep out in a pasture? Or, better yet, have you ever met a shepherd whose job is to lead a flock of sheep?

What That Extra Pair Of Underwear Says About God

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Life comes with many forms of little reminders that it doesn’t suck as bad as you thought it did.