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Eminem and the Apostle Paul Teach Us to Own Our Weaknesses

You might not know this about me, but I had a rap phase. I’m serious – I was really into it! My Rap Phase When I got to college, I got really into rap music. I didn’t perform it, but I listened to a lot. If you were to turn on the music of Nelly, […]

Lessons from Jeff Foxworthy: You Might Be a Reluctant Leader If…

In June 1993, Jeff Foxworthy released his most iconic comedy album entitled You Might Be a Redneck. (For those of you who are in disbelief that this routine is nearly 25 years old, I know. It’s crazy!) The album sold over three million copies and launched his career in comedy. Some of my favorite redneck […]

The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned About Calling!

“These people are the most selfish people I’ve ever met. They only care about themselves and the one time they say they’re going to help others, they flake out.” Jack was ticked. He had shown up on a Saturday morning to serve some senior adults in our church who could no longer care for their […]

I Don’t Know Where to Start: 3 Steps to Finding Clarity

“So, what do you want to do with your life?” The question plagues many of us. In the fall of 2016, 20.5 million students were enrolled in a college or university. 20-50% of those students began with an undeclared major. 75% of students will change their major at least once before graduation with the average college student […]

Lean into Your Burden: The Counter-Intuitive Way to Finding Your Calling

It was the trip of a lifetime. The summer before my senior year of college, I spent almost 2 months in northwestern China. Some friends and I worked with missionaries in that area who were sharing the good news of Jesus with a culturally Muslim people group. We worked hard in language classes each day […]

Pain: Finding Your Calling in An Unexpected Spot

“This is a safe place,” he told me. I thought, “That’s great because I’m dying on the inside.” I’m not sure why I thought it was a good idea to cram 4 years of seminary into 3, but I was in the middle of my third year and battling burnout in the worst way. Fueled […]

What I’ve Learned From The Biggest Hope Dealers I Know

“After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” -Phillip Pullman We need stories. Especially hopeful stories. If you’ve ever been in a dark place, experienced adversity or struggled to continue moving forward, you know the power of a hopeful story to keep you going. The stories of the […]

Hope is Not a Strategy (But Here’s 4 Essentials to Include in Yours)

“By every usual standard, I was the biggest failure I knew.” Don’t Quit Your Day Job! Joanne had a rough stretch as she pursued her dreams as a writer. She had an idea for a children’s book set in a fantasy world, but as soon as she started writing the book, her mother died. This […]

Amplifying The Good: Staying Focused on Hope During Adversity

Have you ever started looking at a new car and then suddenly you find that car everywhere? You’re not the only one. This experience is a scientifically verified phenomenon known as the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon (also known as “frequency Illusion.”) Neurologically, your brain is a pattern-building, story-making machine. Your brain is trying to make sense of […]

Hope: Where Are You Looking?

Humans are amazing! Did you know that humans can live over 3 weeks without food? These 9 people are “reported” to have gone anywhere from 29-70 days without food. Tell this to your kids the next time they claim to be starving after four hours without a snack! Humans can live for 8-10 days without […]