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Zealous for Good

“He gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” – Titus 2:14 NAS

Talent is not…

We can’t all be extraordinary by the world’s standards but we can all learn to live a life of love. Rather than seeking fame or working to elevate our status we can learn to mean more to people. Pursue character, sacrifice and become a ministry to others.

The Vacuum of Insecurity

Insecurity is something that we all have had to face on some level. It’s a part of growing up and developing as a person. If someone says they’ve never dealt with insecurity, it would be safe to say that insecurity was behind their statement. For some, however, the basic levels of insecurity and struggles become augmented and overwhelming. Insecurity for…

Simplifying Our Way With God

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper (your spiritual act of) worship. – Romans 12:1 NIV –   Therefore I love things in life that simplify. This single line of Scripture regarding our relationship with…

Five things I learned about relationship + influence.

In Tribute to Lawrence Neisent Pastor Lawrence Neisent, aka @pastordude, is the chief influencer of my current life and leadership. I cannot express the incredible debt of gratitude I have toward him. I woke up this morning thinking about the many things I’ve learned and received over our twenty plus years of connection and I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed….

You are the Church (Intro)

“Church is about what we carry inside of us not about what a few performers demonstrate up on a stage.”     The term Church originated from the Greek word ekklesia. This word refers to the aggregate of the individual people that have been marked as followers of Christ. These followers are not mere religious adherents attending weekly religious education…

Overload

We have a biological, social and psychological limitation regarding community. The neo-cortex can actually only assist in our facilitating well, about 100 to 150 people in any real relationship context. I would argue this may be even more reduced in our age as tech and social networks have eaten a slice of that limited neocortex “pie.” If our relational capacity…

Prayer, Power and Overcoming Dead Religion

Greetings, I wish I could say it was by some profound inspiration that I’m writing at this hour but the reason is more irritating actually. It’s just past 1:30am and I can’t sleep despite feeling very tired. I decided to kill the time by sharing some things I’ve been thinking on lately regarding prayer. I know what I am about…

Growing: Gather, Process, Adjust + Evolve. (P1)

With 2016 coming to a close and a new year at our door I felt motivated to share some concepts about growing personally, spiritually and professionally. The following is a post in a series of posts that I will write about growing. I believe these principles will contribute to your creating a lifestyle of personal development. I’d also love to…

Snarky, Snide, and Contemptuous

Some of the synonyms for contemptuous are scornful, disdainful, disrespectful, insulting, mocking, sneering, scoffing, scathing, snide; condescending, haughty, proud, superior, arrogant, dismissive; high and mighty, snotty, and sniffy. I think that many of these words have come to characterize much of our communications in America on and off the web. These types of things have become common for us even…

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