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Advent Season

Advent is commonly associated these days with a combination of calendars, chocolate, candles, or religious liturgy. The word comes from the Latin word adventus which means “coming” or “arrival” and is the four-week season of preparation for the coming of Jesus. You may think of preparation for Christmas as more of a busy time of …

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Gratitude is a Gamechanger

Take a moment to evaluate what is important to you. What is really important? What are you really grateful for? What if all those things were taken away from you? Would you still be grateful? Could you give thanks for today? The single greatest difference between someone who is happy and content, and someone who …

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The Current Leadership Crisis

A recent Barna study has reported that 4 out of 5 young adults say society is in a leadership crisis. The crisis is related to the number of quality leaders today. Young people are concerned that not enough leaders are being developed and that our current leaders are too busy and distracted to develop new …

Hope in God’s Promises, Not in Our Obedience

The following is the manuscript for this recording. Therefore, what you will hear in the recording will be slightly different than what is written below. “We do not grieve as those who have no hope.” Can anyone recall a specific time and place where you have heard these words? They are found in 1 Thessalonians …

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Too Much Advice?

I wonder if a source of anxiety for many of us is the abundance of advice available online. The difficulty with searching for advice online is that these people who are giving the advice don’t know my situation. They are actually opinions more than advice, which makes most of it completely irrelevant. This has been …

Community Online and in Person
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We All Need Community, Offline

I value the relationships I have developed online. One of the great benefits of online social media is finding people who have similar interests or passions. Chances are, you would never meet these people if it weren’t for the internet. I also value the relationships I have developed with people in the various communities I …

Arriving back at our home in April 2019
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This Crazy Year

A year ago, I was sprinting full speed toward my goal of being a full-time online content creator and influencer. I was doing this because I wanted to spend my days doing what I love and not what a boss tells me to do. Over the course of about 6 months I uploaded nearly 200 …

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Why We Need Rest

I like to always be doing things. This makes it difficult to rest regularly. But it is important to rest, and this is why. In the story of Moses leading the Nation of Israel out of Egypt, where they were held captive as slaves, a command is given from God to the Nation, once they …