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Resilience

Back in my youth, I used to love riding a skateboard. I was first introduced to skateboarding in 1986 (yep, that dates me). My brother and I spent the summer in Virginia Beach, VA. My stepfather was in the Navy and stationed nearby. I found the wonder of skateboarding in our apartment complex. I learned… Continue reading Resilience

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Sacrificing Virtue for Success

Johnny As a teenager, we cruised! We got in our cars and trucks and drove around our little sleepy town every Friday and Saturday night. Surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans, there wasn’t much to do, so we crept through the strip playing our music loud while chasing our teenage dreams. I had a… Continue reading Sacrificing Virtue for Success

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Samuel, Churchill & Me

I was Samuel. I am Winston.  My story is as common as a pine tree in the countryside of Georgia. The doesn’t know how to grow up into a man so he makes a mess of his life in a reckless pursuit of his heart, his masculinity and his identity. I have left a lot… Continue reading Samuel, Churchill & Me

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Fully Known, Part 3

Samuel There was a young boy by the name of Samuel. Samuel was smart, athletic, and he had a mysterious curiosity. From the outside, Samuel looked like every other boy, but this wasn’t the real Samuel. Samuel’s mom and dad had divorced when he was eight, and now his mom is married to a man… Continue reading Fully Known, Part 3

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Where did our moral compass go?

To be read all the way through: For Christians and some other faith groups this quote makes sense because we see the world through a specific lens. A lens that understands that God creates people with a moral standard and he has placed a soul in every human. In this, every life is to be… Continue reading Where did our moral compass go?

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Bearing Fruitful Character in the Mind & Attitude

The fruitfulness of a believer is transforming into a Christ like Mind. A Christ like mind is led by love, peace, and joy.  Every sin committed against God is an offense to the cross of Jesus Christ. The sins we willfully commit or the ones we commit because of outright laziness. James 4:17 Christ mindedness says… Continue reading Bearing Fruitful Character in the Mind & Attitude

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6 Ways Christians Should Respond to Cultural Opposition

#1 Spirit Empowered Confidence  The feeling conviction and belief that we can rely on Jesus no matter what. We have to have a growing knowledge and experience that this is true. “There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God.” 1 Timothy 2:5 “Such confidence as… Continue reading 6 Ways Christians Should Respond to Cultural Opposition

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How’s your heart, bro?

"The person who understands the evil in his own heart is the only person who is useful, fruitful, and solid in his beliefs and obedience. Others only delude themselves and thus upset families, churches, and all other relationships. In their self-pride and judgement of others, they show great inconsistency." John Owen, a Great Puritan Scholar… Continue reading How’s your heart, bro?

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Sunrise-Joshua 2

I think in imagery at times so indulge me a bit. I really like to see a sunrise. This due in part to the unlikeliness of actually seeing one. Um, I like to sleep. A sunrise is the beginning of another day for those in that hemisphere, and with it brings new experiences. Some people moving to new ventures,… Continue reading Sunrise-Joshua 2

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Entry into Leadership-Joshua #1

Leadership is like a interstate highway system. Just like an interstate has many “on ramps”, the goal is to get to your destination. Similarly, there are many entry points into leadership, but they lead to a certain place, product, or achievement as a church, business, or organization. Every entry into leadership is unique. Some folks start organizations, churches,… Continue reading Entry into Leadership-Joshua #1