The Importance of Rest

Rest has never been a strong suit of mine. I’m an activity guy. The proverbial peddle to the metal kind of person. I just have that need for speed in my daily schedule. I like the fast paced environment where I have the challenge to see just how much I can accomplish in one day....
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Sleepless Nights

Do you ever struggle getting a good night’s sleep? Do you sometimes find yourself in a sleeping “funk” where your mind just won’t shut off at night? You may be physically exhausted but your mind is still running. Maybe you even beg God as you lay there to let you relax and yet...
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Just Like You

Being the founder and lead pastor of a large church is a strange thing. Besides the enormous responsibility of overseeing a growing organization, there are all the perceptions people have of you. People often have an erroneous understanding of who you are, what you’re really like...
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Isolation

One of the worst forms of punishment is solitary confinement. Take a prisoner and put them in a dark, small, enclosed space for an extended period of time and people can lose their minds. There have been numerous documented cases of POW’s simply losing the will to live any longer...
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Don’t Let Failure Define You

It was only a few hours before Peter’s epic failure. Jesus had just predicted that someone would betray Him. All the disciples were astonished and horrified at the thought. Peter had just declared his undying loyalty to Jesus even to the death. At the same time, Judas had already...
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It’s Worth It

Can I be honest? Making a difference in this world is hard. Sometimes it is exhausting. Often, it can be discouraging. Many times you are misunderstood. People are quick to condemn and slow to approve. The results you longed for didn’t come to fruition. Your heart breaks for the...
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Fully Known, Fully Loved

The word of God says that the joy of the Lord is our strength but what I see are so many followers of Jesus who struggle with joy. It’s not because circumstances are hard or life is chaotic and painful; although for many of us that is our realty. No, the real issue is deeper than...
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God Cares

Man, I hate being sick. Last week I was sicker than I have been in over 30 years. Sunday night it hit me suddenly like a ton of bricks. Out of nowhere, I began having chills, fever and a temperature. By morning my body was being assaulted by a full blown case of strep throat. I...
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