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Recently I sent an email to a mentor of mine worried about where my life was going.  I would characterize it as a quarter-life crisis. A lot of that stems from what’s known as your “calling”   I’m not going to discuss “how to find your calling
Refugee: A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. The Syrian refugee crisis has long since faded from the incessant 24/7 news cycle, but that doesn’t mean the crisis is over.
I never thought that I would actually become hurt by the church.  In fact, I preferred the term “disenfranchised.” But what I discovered was that there was more to “church” than I realized. I realized that: Being hurt by the church is a very
If you’ve listened to this podcast for any amount of time, you know that I am passionate about marriage.  That’s why I’m excited to share a conversation I had with a good friend of mine — a blogger, fellow homeschooler, dedicated husband and fa
There has been a lot of discussion about what makes a man a man. On one side, there’s the camp that says a real man can change car tire, grow a beard, and chop down a tree.  There’s another camp on the other end of a spectrum that says a real m
"Barriers to entry."  That's a term that I first heard in a business class during my freshman year of college. [IMAGE] But this term applies to more than just business; it applies to our faith as well.  In this episode, I explore what the barri
It’s 2016, and a season of resolutions, goals, and new beginnings.  I’ve got plenty of my own goals, but what I want to share with you is not something for 2016, because I think a quick review of this past year will help all of us have a good 2
As someone who is crazy about my family but also enjoys working hard to make a living, it’s easy to let work come before family. I’ve touched on the topic of work/life balance before and provided tools and strategies to achieve the elusive go
We’re only 5 months into 2015, but I’ve had more than my fair share of changes…   I could fill this entire post with all of the changes, but just to clue you in…I’ve just recently switched jobs, my wife is 5 months pregnant, and my grandfather
A recent Pew Research Center poll found that the Christian population in the United States has dropped down to 70%. What does that mean for us a Christians?  And what does that mean about how we do “church”?   There are a myriad of reasons why
Death has a funny way of putting things into perspective   When you attend the funeral of an elderly loved one, there are certain things missing: There aren’t any familiar eyes to look into No frail hands to hold And no old stories to re
The conversation was not what I expected. A good friend of mine met me for coffee, and as far as I knew, he had everything going for him. You know, things like: A good job, with solid benefits. His wife and daughter had just moved into a new h
Over the past few weeks I’ve discussed hot button issues. My confession about the CIA torture report, Sean Palmer’s insights on race, culture, and the church, and last week’s candid discussion about sexual identity and faith all shared one thin
It all started at a dinner party. We had just spent that past few minutes talking about each other's background, and really seemed to connect. I had already introduced him to my wife, Loretta, and we were already thinking about having dinner wi
The best part is that they’re all free. That hard part is that you couldn’t purchase these resources, even if you tried. This isn’t just a list of books or conferences you should attend to improve your marriage and rock your relationship with y
I love taking drives with my family. The radio is playing, the munchkins are looking out the window, and the next thing I know I hear two small voices coming from the backseat singing worship songs: “Our God is awesome, he can move mountains, k
I know…we husbands don’t have any. Or at least, we generally don’t talk about them, especially in public. So in honor of all the husbands who struggle with what I’m about to share, here we go!   “I’m stressed out.” During this time of year, I’
Have you ever stopped in your tracks? I mean come across a picture, a new thought, a quote, that stopped you in your tracks?   “The way we treat our children directly impacts what they believe about themselves” – Ariadne Brill But it wasn’t th
It can’t just be me. I don’t know why, but I feel like I’ve been doing a terrible job of balancing work and family…you know, the “work/life balance” thing. I’m not putting my phone down when I come home for the day. I’m thinking about other pr
How do you handle this? The past few months have been challenging to say the least: The police shootings in St. Louis and New York have reignited heated discussions about race. The CIA released a report that detailed their torture of terror su
I kept my promise! On last week’s episode, I promised that I would bring my wife on the show. And so, I did!   The Real Deal We had a lot of fun discussing the three levels of marriage and how we viewed each of them! We shared what we’ve done
Marriage There are an incredible number of books that can help your marriage, regardless of how long you’ve been married, or what the issue is. Click to listen.   But one of the problems I’ve had it taking every piece of advice and putting it
Do you read your Bible? I don’t just mean a few verses a few times a week. Do you enjoy reading your Bible? Do you understand what you read?   I used to… I used to read the Bible and immediately get tired. I used to read the Bible and enjoy th
At the end of his life, Jesus gave us the great commission. They’re considered to be his last words, and incredible missions programs have been created because of them. Photo courtesy of Margot Pandone Click to listen   That’s a good thing! But
Seriously? Well…yea, seriously. Chances are, what we have in mind to “do through Christ’s strength” and what was originally being referenced are two different things. Photo courtesy of Chris Sardenga Click to listen   But it could mean somethin
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