10 Books That Have Reshaped My Faith

10 Books That Have Reshaped My Faith

When I was seventeen, I started growing in my Christian faith. I went back to church with my girlfriend (now wife) and I was welcomed by her very loving family and her very loving church. I visited a Christian bookstore at the mall for the first time in my life when...
You Can’t Multi-Task, But Can You Multi-Career?

You Can’t Multi-Task, But Can You Multi-Career?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to the idea of whether you should focus your life on one single purpose and pathway, or get involved in all of the various things that interest you. We’ve all heard the stories of the people who did amazing things by...
How to Avoid Hitting People When You Feel Angry

How to Avoid Hitting People When You Feel Angry

Should you slap people when they make you mad? No. Granted, it happens sometimes. Sometimes it even happens on a stage on live television with millions of people watching. But it’s definitely not an appropriate or acceptable (or legal) way to handle your emotions. And...
Going the Wrong Way On the Way to the Right Way

Going the Wrong Way On the Way to the Right Way

Nobody is better at speaking truth in love than my wife, Angie. She’s a skilled therapist, but goes easy on me as I try to swim to the depths with her when it comes to the heart. The other day, she gave me a children’s book called What the Road Said. The picture above...
I Don’t Know Yet, But I Can Tell You What I Think

I Don’t Know Yet, But I Can Tell You What I Think

At the ripe old age of 19, I was married and serving as the Senior Pastor of a small church in rural Arkansas. And I knew it all. It wasn’t until years later that I realized not only how little I actually knew, but how freeing and empowering it is to acknowledge...
Aren’t You Curious? How Curiosity Cures Us

Aren’t You Curious? How Curiosity Cures Us

Aren’t you curious? About what makes people tick? About where all the dinosaurs went? About what life would be like growing up in rural Mongolia? About what the fall of this year is going to bring us? We were all taught that “curiosity killed the cat,” mainly by...
Why Holy Week is Hard for Many People

Why Holy Week is Hard for Many People

Every Mother’s Day Sunday (in the United States, it’s the second Sunday in May) and every Father’s Day (In the United States, the third Sunday in June), I preach messages that start with a disclaimer about the kind of pain those days can bring to...
The Two Ways Jesus Gets Me Through My Hardest Days

The Two Ways Jesus Gets Me Through My Hardest Days

Earlier today, I received a text from a friend who asked how I and my family were faring right now. I responded simply with, “Surviving well.” Thankfully, my friend and his family are surviving well also. How about you? Are you surviving well? As I write this, it’s...
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