Stop the Race

Stop the Race

When I played professional baseball… okay, actually, I never played past peewee league, but I remember what happened when a player got hurt (which was pretty often in peewee). We would all “take a knee.” When one player was down, all of us paused...
The Safest Secret Hideout in the World

The Safest Secret Hideout in the World

I spent a lot of my childhood playing in a small patch of woods behind my grandparents’ home in Rockfield, Kentucky. There were multiple sinkholes – one of them large enough you could throw a couple of cars into it – a wet weather spring, and lots of...
When You Can’t Carry It All

When You Can’t Carry It All

I’m a pastor, a husband, and a dad. When the world around me is in crisis, I feel deeply within me the burden of caring for both flock and family – to protect and provide for everyone. And I can’t. You can’t either. That’s exactly why...
Be a Weekend Warrior, Not a Weekend Worrier

Be a Weekend Warrior, Not a Weekend Worrier

The word “sabbath” simply means rest, and God made his intentions for mankind pretty clear: we’re to live productive lives for six days and then take one off – a sabbath. Much of what is written in the Old Testament about the sabbath has to do...
How to Overcome Your FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Once and For All

How to Overcome Your FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Once and For All

FOMO (the “fear of missing out”) is a real thing, and it’s more intense than ever. We’re afraid we’ll miss out on all the cool stuff. We’ll miss out on doing something significant with our lives. But God has a purpose for every one of us – a unique pathway to...
What Real Rest Looks Like for a Pastor

What Real Rest Looks Like for a Pastor

Resting isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds. Our traditional definition of rest is simple enough: Do less. A more fleshed-out, biblical understanding of rest, however, is a bit deeper than merely doing less. It’s really doing less to allow time and space...

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