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I Hear Voices… All the Time

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I hear voices… all the time. I’m betting you do too. Each and every day we’re bombarded with voices of all types. Our spouses. Our co-workers. Our kids. Our friends. Our parents. Their words don’t simply bounce off our foreheads. They enter our ears and stick around for awhile. Sometimes for a very long time. Sometimes even...

Fear is Contagious, But So is Hope

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I know some people who are upset today. I also know some who are excited. And I know a lot of people who are nervous and afraid. Regardless of your feelings, when a new president takes office, it’s a significant day in American history. And with that, I want to encourage you to join me in praying. Why pray? Because praying is...

10 Key Bible Verses About Gossip & Drama

10 bible verses about gossip and drama

If you’re wondering what the Bible has to say about gossip and drama — there’s plenty to dive into. The Bible mentions gossip dozens of times because they dealt with it thousands of years ago just like we do today. Gossip is poisonous and can infect friendships, teams, and even churches. I’ve personally witnessed this, but...

Racism, Revival, & the Messy Middle

Racism and revival. It may seem strange to talk about these two topics in the same breath, but I’m becoming increasingly convinced that a revival is happening right now.  Things are messy — no doubt. Division is everywhere. Sides are clashing. But I believe what we’re seeing right now is a holy disruption in America. An exorcism of...

Do Justice, Love Kindness

There’s so much to say but I also know that I don’t have the right words. I’ve struggled with this for the past few days and have finally decided to just share the few imperfect words I do have. What happened to George Floyd isn’t just sad. It’s sickening. I don’t have to know “all the details,” because unfortunately, this...

When Your Vision for 2020 Isn’t So 20/20

We just entered a new year and while I have so much to be grateful for, the past few months have been difficult. About halfway through 2019, we made the decision to sell our home and build a house. Logically, it all made sense. The market, the timing, the age of our kids — it all seemed sort of “perfect.”  We put our house on the...

A Daily Declaration for Decluttering Your Soul

Every day is another opportunity for a fresh start. But the reality is, life is complicated and the consequences of living an overwhelmed life are real. As soon as I wake up, it’s a bare-knuckle fight to be intentional, present, and self-controlled. Before I’ve had at least one cup of coffee, “taking every thought captive”...