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Written by on April 12, 2014 0

On Saying Hi and Missing Moments…

She wrecked my plans today. I wandered into the Panera near my apartment, sat in a booth with a fresh cup of coffee, and promptly buried my head into my laptop to crank out some work on the book and the blog – and then, in a moment of gazing around while trying to find […]

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Written by on March 22, 2014 0

For Anyone Living in a House of Cards…

I do it every day. Every. Single. Day. I worry about something to the point where it turns into a catastrophic event in my mind. What’s worse, the catalyst moment that triggers this series of events is often something that I perceive¬†(read: something that is unproven) about myself. I feel that I’m destined to fail […]

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Written by on March 17, 2014 0

On When You’re Close To Giving Up…

10,000 hours. That’s what Malcolm Gladwell said is the secret to becoming an expert at your craft. I feel like I read that 30,000 hours ago. And here I sit, tonight, engaged in an active staring contest with my laptop screen. And with every passing minute and hour, the antagonistic voice of doubt is given […]

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Written by on March 12, 2014 0

On Farming, Dirty Hands, and Surprise Endings…

It’s the kind of unremarkable everyday moment that no one thinks to write books about. But on this particular unremarkable day, an extraordinary event would take place. An event so peculiar that it would be talked about and discussed and celebrated for thousands of years after, and still to this very day. The story takes […]

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Written by on March 3, 2014 0

A Tone Deaf Sermon Hidden in a Moment…

I needed this morning. Desperately. The band cut away, leaving only the naked beat of a kick drum and clapping hands. There was undeniable energy in the room – the kind of energy that swells and builds and feels like freedom. The worship leader, slinging his guitar to his back, charged the mic with both […]

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Written by on February 12, 2014 0

The Good News of Nothing…

  The Gospel in a word? Nothing. Nothing will ever make God stop loving you. Nothing will make Him give up on you. Nothing will make Him leave. Nothing. Not a damn thing. Nothing you’ve done. Nothing you will do. Nothing you can do. Nothing. So, quit. Quit living in fear. Stop hiding in shame. […]

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