Initial Thoughts About “Movement”

There are seasons in my life when a certain word pops into my head and it has profound meaning. Almost like an 'aha!' moment, if you will. Recently, I was thinking through several leadership dynamics and learning opportunities that I've ...
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Get Started

You may have heard some variation of the story of a person being overwhelmed about how to eat an elephant. The answer is a pithy, "One bite at a time!" Perhaps you struggle with analysis paralysis. You need to have ...
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Showing Up

Showing up is important. Whether it's college classes, work, family life, the gym, or faith, we need to understand the power of showing up. More than merely showing up, we need to show up consistently. We need to develop the ...
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Slow Down

We all need to slow down. The pace that we rush through life, check social media, text, purchase, etc., etc., etc. No wonder we feel burned out, depressed, done, and/or "can't even". How would it feel to live a life ...
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Introducing the “Leadership Conversations” Podcast!

I've had the joy of launching a new podcast with my friend Josh Reich. Josh is a pastor in Arizona, an author, a blogger, and an excellent leader. We launched this podcast to have conversations that leaders want to have ...
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A Dead Christmas Tree

Our Christmas tree died this year. I know, I know. They are already dead when we get them, but usually the live trees that we buy last at least until Christmas. This year, the tree started dropping needles a week ...
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If You Want To Be A Writer…

If you want to be a writer, then write. Stop talking about it. Pick up a pen, or your laptop (or tablet or smart phone) and write. Let's be honest. many of us want the benefits of being a writer, ...
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3 Hopes For The Depressed Soul

For many years I have battled on and off with various levels of depression and anxiety. The term "battled" is one that is true and helpful. For many, it is a battle to be fought, but the irony is, when ...
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5 Questions to Consider Before Leaving Your Church

There may be times where it is most appropriate for an individual or a family to leave their church. For example, if the teaching is unbiblical, the leadership is engaged in illegal conduct or unaccountable, or the leadership fails to ...
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The 4 S’s of Parenting

As a youth minister, it was super easy to identify where the parents of the teenagers were going wrong. If they would do what my 22-year-old experience thought, then they would have it together and be able to engage with ...
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