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Don’t Fall into the Trap of Living for Someone’s Approval

We are ridiculously talented at creating buzzwords. One of the most popular buzzwords in recent years is ______-shaming (enter your category of choice in the blank). A couple years ago, one woman was accused of “fat-shaming” when she shared pictures of her chiseled physique on social media just a few months after delivering a baby. […]

Identity Statements: 4 Practical Tips to Retrain Your Brain

12,300. That’s roughly the number of days I’ve lived. If you’re 44, you’ve lived roughly 16,060 days. 57? 20,805 days. 24? 8,760 days. 76? 27,740 days. No matter how old you are, if you’re old enough to read this, you’ve lived thousands of days. During those days, you’ve conditioned yourself in ways of thinking. The […]

Exit the Danger Zone: One Way to Overcome Insecurity

My son is currently obsessed with the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman. My wife recently informed me that he has nearly every word of every song memorized. And I’m grateful. Because we needed something else to listen to other than our current list of musicals. I couldn’t take anymore Moana, Joseph, Newsies, or Beauty and […]

The One Missing Ingredient for Courage

We all want to be courageous. (Or at least be known by others as a person who has courage.) The heroes we admired growing up were full of courage and strength. Whether it was a hero from an epic story like Luke or Harry or Katniss, whether it was from a love story like Noah and […]

7 Myths We Believe About Courage and Fear

Have you ever seen the TV show, Mythbusters? One of the longest-running TV programs, Mythbusters aired for 14 seasons, from 2003-2016, on the Discovery Channel. Hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, this show mixed humor, science, education, and entertainment to test the validity of everything from movies to Internet rumors to news stories. Any […]

5 Things Courage Requires (and They’re Not What You Think)

Who is the most courageous person you know? When we think about the word “courage,” I think we all have at least one person who comes to mind – someone who faced their fears, stepped forward with boldness and defied their circumstances. My former pastor, Dan Yeary, is one person who comes to mind. He started […]

The Day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Helped My Grandfather

If you had the blessing of knowing your grandparents, you know that their best gift to you was two-fold: love and stories. I am blessed to still have one set of grandparents alive. I know of their deep love for my brother and I. And they certainly told me many stories. I had the chance […]

A Year of Courage: Living Beyond Your Imagination

What’s your favorite app on your smart phone? Like many of you, I use a lot of apps on a daily basis, including Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Evernote. Another one is the Bible App.   The Bible App by YouVersion is the most popular Bible app on the smartphone market. Launched in 2007, […]

What Will Really Matter in 2018?

“Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.” Over the final week of a given year, it’s very normal to look back on the past. The change of pace gives many of us the space to consider all the previous 365 days have included. Modern technology makes nostalgia and reflection even easier. In the few days […]

An Epic End of Year Giveaway!

Merry Christmas! The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is often a slow, reflective time. We think back to the year we’re wrapping up and we look ahead to the year which lies ahead. Nearly every year involves a gap between our plans and expectations and the reality we actually experienced. Many of us […]