Lessons from a Leak

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Sometimes the most productive way to solve a problem is be silent and give God a moment of your attention. A few days ago, I got a text from my neighbor while we were out and about. “Hey man. Some water is leaking out of the bottom of your driveway, just wanted to let you know.”I blew it off as not a big deal - I had drained an ice chest earlier and thought that’s...
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When Your Dreams Change

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In June of 2014, I began writing a book I called “Landmark”. I’d always had a dream to write and publish my first book before I was 30 (more on that later) and I decided that summer was the time to knock it out. I started just throwing up words on the page, and created a rough outline and vague direction. This book would be about building a personal history with God, and mostly featured...
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What A Comedian Taught Me About Loving What You Do

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I was meandering through the NBC gift shop when a young enthusiast­ic man approached me and feverish held out a handful of bright pink paper slips . "Hey man! There's a free comedy show happening in about 30 minutes in a studio upstairs. Are you available? It's a rehearsal for a taping later tonight." I stammered "uh, uh" and looked around, not really trusting this guy. It was summer of 2010, and I had taken...
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You Need to Rest

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Rest is extremely underrated in today’s American culture. It’s funny, you don’t often see images in online success social media accounts using the word “Rest” over a screenshot of Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happiness” or Leonardo DiCaprio in “Wolf of Wall Street”. Instead, we’re bombarded with mantras like: “Hustle. Grind. Repeat.” “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Don’t hear me wrong – I…

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Jesse, Samuel, and this weird thing we all do.

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We all have this innate tendency to show the world our best side and position our lives as more attractive than they really are. It’s always been a part of our humanity, but it shows through a little stronger these days thanks to social media – it’s easier than ever to show off the “highlight reel” but hide the “bloopers”. Let’s rewind the clock a few thousand years to the age old story of David…

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Social Media Tips

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(updated and revised February 2017) Facebook: 2-4 posts per day, max. 1 Minimum. text-only posts have limited engagement. Add a picture (even if it's random) to boost visibility of your post and encourage sharing. Don't be afraid to ASK for what you want. Give a clear call to action, whether it's to share the post, click a link, donate, or like a post Out of every 10 posts, only THREE should be promotional / call...
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The Weird Trend

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I’ve noticed a trend in marketing specifically with Christian authors, and it’s starting to bother me. I’m not trying to judge and this is not a slam – who knows, maybe one day I’ll succumb to similar tactics due to necessity of the market. I hope not. Obviously online marketing works, it’s an industry I work in, and I’m for it. I’m currently marketing to you and you don’t even know it! I mean, have…

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The Journey Of Selflessness

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I’m learning that life is a journey of becoming less and less selfish. When you’re single, you’re totally obsessed with yourself. It’s all about you. Then you meet someone, and you have to be a little less selfish, but it’s still really about you – you just have someone else that shares your interests so for the most part you can still be fairly selfish, just with a partner. Then you have a kid. And…

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A Handshake with Darkness

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Yesterday in church one of our worship leaders, Pauline, shared a bit from her heart during one of the song transitions. She spoke of our “marriage” to Christ as believers, and how you abandon all other relationships once you find your true love in Jesus. She gave a call for us to break covenant with other distractions, other loves, but she used a phrase I’ve never heard and it has rattled in my head ever…

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