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How to Lovingly Disagree with People

Disagree Lovingly

It's nonsense that you must agree with people to #love them. I often disagree with people I deeply love. I married one!— Rick Warren (@RickWarren) January 17, 2014 Pastor Rick, I agree. But even if I didn't, I'd still love you. We do have the impression in our culture that to disagree is to be …

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My ONE Big Resolution. Yep, Just One.

The ONE Thing

Yep. Just one. I plan on eating better based on what I'm learning from reading The Daniel Plan. I also want to exercise and run. Those are probably typical. I also want to read through the Bible, pray more, lead better, and date my wife like crazy, blog (almost) daily to help ministry leaders, etc., etc., ad …

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My Personal Reflections on 2013


In 2013, God was good. But that's true every year, isn't it? His good character never changes. Ever. But life changes for us, and it changes in our world. And through that constant condition of change, God's goodness carries us. I'm reflecting this morning on how our world has changed and how my life has …

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Let Go of Some Old Labels and Live a Limitless Life!

Limitless Life

I've been anticipating the release of my friend Derwin Gray's new book Limitless Life for many months now. There are books that come along that hold the key to restoration and healing for a great number of people, and I believe this is one of those books. Derwin addresses a subject near to all of us - …

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Andrew Alan Cox (“Drew”) Is Here


Drew is here whether the world is ready for him or not. He was a big surprise when we found out we were pregnant in light of our long struggle with secondary infertility before having Drew's older brother, Sam. The doctor explained that he was more of a miracle than we'd realized. Angie only has one tube and it …

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Three Things Kids Need to See In Their Parents

Old Family Photo

We sometimes think that raising kids well is all about what we tell them. But what is even more important is what we show them. And if you want to do the best you can for the next generation's sake, you'll model at least these three traits in your home. Security and Stability Kids need to know that they're …

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Mourning with Rick and Kay Warren and Family

Brandon Cox and Rick Warren

I've started to write this post quite a few times, and each time, I've deleted it. It's hard to know what to say when someone you admire and love goes through something as tragic as what Rick and Kay Warren have endured the last few days. Their son, Matthew, ended his own life at the age of 27 after battling …

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Abandon Self with Reckless Self-Abandon

Other People

I'm selfish. There's my confession. And just when I think I'm starting to get over it, I'm reminded that I still tend to view the world as it relates to me. But Paul encouraged us to... Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t …

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2012

This past year we have witnessed the birth of a new church in northwest Arkansas. Next year, we anticipate the birth of our third child into our sweet family. But the birth that matters most happened two millennia ago when God sent His Son Jesus into the world to live for us, to die for us, and to rise again …

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Video: Why Does God Allow Evil?

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Here's a two minute snippet from my message this past Sunday at Grace Hills where I address the question of why God allows evil. Cruise over to to watch the full message entitled The Reasons for Our Hope. …

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