Champions

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Champions

I was at Pepperdine University last fall visiting my friend Sterling. Earlier that day, she had been telling me about one of her good friends who had been struggling with faith and fear...

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Mass Murder in Vegas, John Lennon, and My Wife

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Mass Murder in Vegas, John Lennon, and My Wife

I’m writing this less than twenty four hours after that depraved attack on concert goers in Las Vegas that killed almost sixty people and wounded hundreds more.  I don’t have a plausible explanation for why that deranged man did what he did.  I just know that I’m sickened at the meaninglessness of it all.

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I Woke Up Like This

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I Woke Up Like This

This is called real life, people. I am going to be awkwardly honest in this blog, because the “I woke up like this” lie is an uncomfortable one for me to discuss...

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My Crazy Wife...

My Crazy Wife...

The funny thing about my wife (and her entire family) is that it is nearly (if not literally) impossible to get them to admit when they’ve been defeated in an argument...

Get Real!

Get Real!

But I have to be honest with you – I’ve always felt like there was something missing. Maybe you don’t know what I’m talking about, but most people, when I corner them on this subject, will admit that they’ve always felt the void too...

A Passionate Pursuit by Sadie Robertson

A Passionate Pursuit by Sadie Robertson

Sadie Rob in the house! Welcome to my first heart to heart with y’all via blog post on the LO website. I could not be more excited for this journey.  Disclaimer: I am not a counselor and do not have a degree, but I do have Jesus in my heart. I allow the Holy Spirit to lead, and I will speak to my personal experiences of what I have learned through God the father –  always turning my weakness into His strength

Healed People Heal People

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Healed People Heal People

This past Saturday night I picked Ricky up from the Greyhound Bus station. The actual station is nice enough, but it’s located in a seedy side of town. On the side streets and parking lots are any number of homeless people sleeping it off or panhandling for money. Some see it as urban blight. I’m trying to see it as ministry opportunities...

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Red Coat Moments

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Red Coat Moments

Timing is everything. Speaking the right word, being in the right place, doing the right thing. They all mean nothing if they’re not done at the right time. For me, it was about wearing the right coat at the right time. The red coat, to be exact. It all started ...

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Intimacy, Got to do it!

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Intimacy, Got to do it!

I know you are close to your physical family.  We tolerate the invasion of our personal space by not only our kids but our spouse as well.  We don’t mind the invasion.  We are intimate as a family.  What about our church family?  Do we invade our personal space?  Are we arm-length apart?   We have to work on being intimate.  Last Sunday...

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