2 Ways to Conquer the Stresses and Anxieties of Life

I very clearly remember a time in my life when I had no cares in the world. When my biggest concern was whether or not I would have enough time to squeeze in my favorite show between homework and dinner. At what point did I leave the careless lifestyle of my childhood and trade it … Continue reading 2 Ways to Conquer the Stresses and Anxieties of Life

What is the “Virtue of Authenticity” All About?

In today’s culture, authenticity is something of a cardinal virtue. Gone are the days when being known for “having it all together” is an appealing quality. And I think that’s a good thing. Looking like you have it all together when you really don’t is disingenuous. In a world full of reality television, we crave … Continue reading What is the “Virtue of Authenticity” All About?

4 Reasons Why Your Best Days Are Still To Come

When life gets hard and things change for what seems like the worst, it’s tempting to think you’ve already lived the best days of your life. I can understand why at a certain age people’s conversations become focused on reminiscing about the “good ol’ days.” But is this the way we should live as followers … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Your Best Days Are Still To Come

8 Roadblocks That Keep You From Your Calling

At age 19, I sensed God calling me into pastoral ministry. I’ve never doubted that calling from the time I first became convinced of it. But it’s taken so much learning and growing to get to a place where I just now feel that I’m coming into my own. I’m beginning to grow into the … Continue reading 8 Roadblocks That Keep You From Your Calling

How To Trust That God Will Care For You Financially

I'll be the first to admit that I have an unhealthy relationship with money. I’m always afraid all my money is going to run out and I’m going to be homeless. The best way to describe my relationship with money is fear-driven. In my defense, my family was far from financially stable growing up. My … Continue reading How To Trust That God Will Care For You Financially

3 Reasons Why Youth Pastors Are Real Pastors

I’m going to let you in on a little known secret among pastors and church leaders. Youth pastors get to have all the fun. Pastors in student ministry get to go to summer camp, amusement parks, and on beach trips. Youth pastors eat pizza at midnight with students. They play all the latest video games. … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Youth Pastors Are Real Pastors

3 Ways To Celebrate Christmas With Jesus At The Center

Ever since I can remember, Christmas has been my favorite. There’s nothing quite as cozy as cuddling up with my favorite blanket, feeling cool, brisk air fill up the house, smelling the fresh pine from a Christmas tree, and watching a good movie with people I love. This is my favorite Christmas tradition. This has … Continue reading 3 Ways To Celebrate Christmas With Jesus At The Center

5 Ways To Cultivate A Lifestyle of Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is here! For us, that means a bit of a fuller schedule and a whole lot of food. (We’re a fan of the food.) But this is the time of year when we become more intentional about coming together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all God has provided. But … Continue reading 5 Ways To Cultivate A Lifestyle of Thankfulness

More Than Fuel: Thinking About Food Spiritually

Certain questions about life dominate our thoughts and conversations. They bear discussion and debate, contemplation and argument. Many times, even after much searching, we never find the answers we set out looking for. One question in particular looms large for all of us: What are we having for dinner? I don’t know. What do you … Continue reading More Than Fuel: Thinking About Food Spiritually