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spiritual

One Flesh in Training

“When are you getting married?” …The end of April.  “Are you sure you want to go through with this?” “How much longer until your wedding?”  …60 days.  “Are you nervous?” “How many days left?”  …50 days.  “There’s still time to get out.” “When will you be married?” …40 days.  “Better enjoy being a bachelor while […]

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spiritual

All of Heaven Weeps

Ever since we were tossed from the garden we have been rebelling and destroying creation more and more with each day. And we are almost completely numb to this fact. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and […]

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leadership

I Walked into my Boss’s Office and Quit!

All of my troubles were solved and I could finally be my own boss. With one year of savings I ended my career of two decades and moved across the country to start my own business. In this judgement I was completely wrong. My troubles had just begun. Shortly after my friend and mentor Tom […]

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spiritual

Do You Need to go to “Church” to be Christian?

I was given the cost and immediately knew I was not going be able to get married in my church. My heart was broken. After this I spiraled down into a very uncomfortable place. I was angry, offended, and disappointed. I started questioning what my church stood for, if it matched my values, and why […]

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body

I Trained for a 5k but Accidentally Ran a Marathon

With only 17 hours of training and 92 miles logged I crossed the finish line at the 2016 Chicago Marathon, limped my way the few miles to the charity village and the cold pizza that awaited me, and provided over 75 children with clean water for life.  What if I told you that the day […]

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spiritual

I’m Going the Wrong Way

I sponsor a child through World Vision in Tanzania, but walk past hungry children in my own neighborhood.  I pray for my neighbor and friend to not be lonely and for God to show him love, but don’t drop by for very many visits.  I went on a mission trip to Asheville, but don’t volunteer […]

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spiritual

Love the Lord your God

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus says loving God is the most important thing that we can do as Christians and I haven’t really spent a lot of time thinking about how […]

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spiritual

Working on a Farm

If you would have told me that I would have my hand wrist deep inside the carcass of a chicken searching for its heart, I would not have believed you… But there I was. Six months earlier I was selling vegetable juice and kombucha at my farmer’s market when the farmer’s wife at the booth […]

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mind

Distractions From Creating

Why do I do this to myself? For the second time this week I broke my own rules, conditions, and barriers and gave into the magnetic pull of morning distractions… Here are just a few of my morning temptations: My phone (texts and calls) Twitter and Linkedin (Not sure why I just hit refresh over […]

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leadership

Having an Ownership Mentality

For a few years I worked for Tom. He was nearing retirement, but previously held some of the top executive jobs at different retailers. The period I worked for him was at the end of his career when he was leading a single store location. I respected Tom from day one. His experience spoke for […]