Being Called

A lot of us would like to know what’s next for us in life. We’d like to know where we’re going to work and live, if we’ll ever get married, how much money we’ll make, and have the answers to a million other questions we have. It would be great to know all the steps […]

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Community Stinks

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “Christian community”? Prayer? Bible studies? Free food? I bet you didn’t think about death, did you? Take a look at John 11:33-43. In this passage, Jesus has come to a pair of sisters named Mary and Martha, whose brother, Lazarus, has passed away. There are […]

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Souvenirs, Salt, and Light

I’ve spent the past few months working on a new book called The Great Revival: Reflections for When God is Doing a New Thing.  I’m excited about it and really do believe it holds a great message for people who have found themselves in rough patches. This morning, I’ve been thinking back to a trip I went on […]

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A Reminder for When Storms Come

I was a safety expert in elementary school. Fire?  Get outside as fast as you can, and meet at the mailbox. Burglary?  Hide somewhere and call the cops. Tornado?  Go into the hallway bathroom. I knew my stuff. But I remember a time when not everyone remembered the instructions for when a tornado was coming. […]

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When Storms Hit

These last few months have been a rollercoaster of emotions.  In July, I unexpectedly lost my job as a youth minister.  It brought about hurt, worry, and questions.  Obviously, it’s never a joyful time when you lose a job you really enjoyed.  I worked for a great church with great people, and I regret that […]

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