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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 […]

Have you read the 10 Most-Popular Articles in 2017?

Familiarity breeds contempt. You’ve heard that line before. It’s almost a cliche. But before any phrase gets worn out, it takes off because of the truth it communicates. And familiarity often keeps us from experiencing the power of something. I’ve spent a lot of time over this last year with the words I’ve shared on […]

2017: The Year of Fear

If I had to sum up 2017 on a cultural level, one word comes to mind. Fear.  Many people I know are more afraid of the future than they’ve ever been at any point previously. Whether it’s fear of global nuclear war, national political chaos, racial tension, a changing world, or the louder voice of […]

What Jay-Z Taught Me About Responding to Pain

“It’s impossible to go through life unscathed.” -Christopher Paolini You have pain in your life. I do too. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. We have lots of options about what you do with that pain. We can… deny it exists and ignore it… run from it and avoid any act which brings us closer […]

The Power of Celebration: If You Want to Finish, Throw a Party!!

“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating, we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state – it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle…. Celebration is […]