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Processing Last Year, Projecting Next Year

Everyone’s on the mode of looking back on 2016 and looking ahead to 2017. The way we look back on the past year determines how we look ahead to the next. This practice can be helpful if it builds our faith for the future. But it can be bad if...

Useless Knowledge

It’s one of the finest lines any follower of Jesus can walk: the line between knowing more about God so you worship Him and knowing more about God so you become proud. It’s so easy to confuse the two in the beginning, but the outcomes couldn’t be...

Everyone’s Guilty Pleasure

Anyone who knows me knows that freshly baked, chewy, chocolate chip cookies are my guilty pleasure. Any notion of limiting my sugar intake flies out the window when presented with a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies. A guilty pleasure is...

“I wanted to see something great.”

WARNING: The following post features very graphic images. They are never used gratuitously and are essential to the point. But the shocking and jarring nature of this article could reopen some wounds and repeat the trauma of the NBA Finals to Golden...

Stay, Observe, Listen

This blog is a reminder I received just this morning. I was trying to get out of a specific meeting. As someone with a lot going on, like many of you, I always evaluate how my time went and where it’s about to go. Before committing to anything, I...

All the Difference in the World

One of the best lessons my parents taught me was to honor them because God commanded it. My dad would consistently say, “Honor us even if you don’t want to because God blesses that.” This seemed very self-serving at the time. I would think, “Well...

Salute the Rank

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.”  Exodus 20:12 Of all the Ten Commandments, none spark more passionate debate than this one. The others may trigger with...

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