The Prodigal Son: The Runaway – Part I

When I was young I *tried* running away from home. I don’t remember much of that night except intense prepubescent rage and exhaustively trying to convey to my parents that they didn’t understand my obvious genius. Exasperated by the whole ordeal, in stereotypical fashion I cried out “Fine!” and my father shouted back “Fine!”. I […]

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4 Questions to Ask to Discover God’s Will for Your Life

One of the top questions I get asked as a pastor is – What is God’s will for my life? Or it might be asked in different variations: How do I discover my calling? Should I marry this person? What college should I go to? Have I settled? What job should I take? Should I become […]

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What is God’s Will for My Life?

I don’t know about you, but I have always struggled with the question, “What is God’s will for my life?”  Whether it was figuring out where to go to college, or grad school, who to date, who to marry, or where to move, I always experienced an existential angst over whether I was making the […]

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7 Ways to Seek Wisdom

The Pursuit of Wisdom During my sabbatical I had 5 pillars that I lived by to help shape my days and decisions. What were the 5 pillars? That’s for another post one day! Yet, one of them was to pursue wisdom. Our life is full of decisions every single day. The decisions range from small […]

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Love Your Family, Change the World

I didn’t think that it would ever happen to me. Other people had warned me of the dangers, but if I’m honest with you, I didn’t really listen to them. Call it youthful arrogance or ignorance if you want, but I simply thought that I would be “stronger” than them and not make the same […]

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