What to do when you don't know what to do

This past week I spoke to our church on the topic of suffering. Exciting right? :) The thing is, we all go through seasons that are confusing, that are difficult, that we don't agree with, that feel impossible. Those moments where in the middle of the darkness you wonder, "God do…

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Never mistake motion for action

"Never mistake motion for action." Ernest Hemingway Fall is crazy. Just when you're getting used to the summer breezes, lazy evenings and cookouts, September comes along and slaps you back into reality. -School supplies -Practices -Email piling up -Curriculum meetings -Orientations -Coworkers back from vacation (which means more meetings and…

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Disturb Us

This poem is above my desk and has been for years.  It's a constant reminder to remain uncomfortable, embrace tension, and push into the future.  If you've read it before, let it be a fresh reminder.  If it's new to you, let me introduce you to Sir Francis Drake. Disturb…

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Descend to Greatness

A focus group called Western Culture Global says this about western culture's values  "Western culture holds that the attainment of one's own worldly happiness should be the focus of each person's life." Put differently, Western culture holds that worldly happiness is, in the words of Aristotle, “the best, noblest, and…

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Love If. Love Because. Love Period.

There seems to be three different approaches to the big L word.  When I say LOVE, I don't mean physical or sexual attraction.  I also don't mean just putting up with someone.  I'm talking about really valuing someone above yourself.  Seeing their infinite inherent value and genuinely wanting their life…

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