When Life Is Overwhelming

When Life Is Overwhelming I often meet folks who want to lead something–a business, a church, a nonprofit, whatever. They are in the dream phase. Their plan makes sense on paper, but paper doesn’t always account for the risk. These individuals may not have the chops to fully execute their dreams. They ask me questions […]

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Why I’m Going Back to Church

I found a church. It is a place that makes sense for my family–a place at which I can be involved and give back. It is a church that is focused on community engagement and not just the Sunday gathering, and yet, the Sunday gatherings are beautiful and holy and needed. It’s not that we […]

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How Does One Deal With Tragedy

How Does One Deal With Tragedy? It is the question we hope we never have to ask. Unfortunately, I have had to deal with my fair share. My family has seen deaths due to cancer and accidents to moms, dads, and brothers. We’ve been here before–the middle-of-the-night phone call that changes your life in an […]

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I’m Thankful It’s Monday

I’m thankful that it’s Monday. Now that many of you want to punch me in the face, let me explain. All work is meaningful. The most mundane work is meaningful. You can’t live on mission and engage culture if you are not working. A Different Way to View Work As you work today try to […]

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Learning to stay On-Mission

This morning I’m reflecting on the word mission. How does one stay on-mission? Here are some thoughts: 1. Daily connection with God through prayer, scripture reading and silence. So simple, but so hard! 2. Spend time with the broken: It’s hard to stay-on-mission when you only hang out with others who are on-mission. We have […]

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