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December 6

If Timothy Had Instagram (Part 3)

“Your public profile matters.” (1 Timothy 2:8-10; 3:1-13) This is a big one – possibly the largest challenge and most important theme when it comes to our social media engagement. How you portray yourself publicly matters. The impression you give to others matters.  It’s hard to know how to go about this well because there…

November 29

The Discipline of Guidance

If you haven’t read my previous blog posts about my journey in discipline this year, I would recommend starting by reading my introductory blog here, as well as my other update blogs which you can find listed here. What is Guidance? Guidance, though outwardly it can look different depending on the situation, boils down to seeking the…

November 27

Fully Present & Fully Thankful

  The busier (and older) I get, the more grateful I am for days set aside in the rhythm of life to celebrate what really matters. Giving thanks is a vital ingredient in receiving all the goodness God has already given. In fact, a recent study from UCLA documents that gratitude “actually changes the neural…

November 19

If Timothy Had Instagram (Part 2)

“Broaden your social media reach.” (1 Timothy 2:1-7) Recently, we released a blog discussing social media. There are certainly a lot of challenges in navigating the fast-moving waters of our times, but should we, as followers of Jesus, be part of the online conversation or not? I started this series on Paul’s letter to Timothy…

November 12

If Timothy had Instagram (Part 1)

“Avoid the idle talk, post what really matters.” Timothy was so sold out for Jesus that when the Apostle Paul invited him to go on his first mission trip, he agreed to the most extreme mission prep ever – getting circumcised! They traveled together everywhere and saw a lot of people come to Jesus. Paul…

November 7

Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Most days I am surprised at how my life has turned out. And not in the good way. Surprised as in slightly disappointed. As a child I did not imagine myself at almost 30 washing dishes, heating a frozen pizza for dinner, and zoning out on my phone on a Friday night. I don’t think…

October 31

Hear Craig’s Story

Recently Craig sat down with Adam and Brook Fish of The Unseen Story Podcast to share his experience of growing up as a pastor’s kid, struggling with vulnerability, and experiencing the voice of God. We’d encourage you check it out if you want to learn more or have shared these same struggles! The Unseen Story…

October 29

The Discipline of Worship

If you haven’t read my previous blog posts about my journey in discipline this year, I would recommend starting by reading my introductory blog here, as well as my other update blogs which you can find listed here. What is worship? I’m sure we all have different definitions for worship, but one thing is certain:…

October 22

Our Place At the Table

“Did Jesus really say that?” Robert, a dear friend of ours, stood with his head slightly askew as he examined the verse scribbled on our chalkboard wall: “Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast’ (John 21:12a).” We could see Robert carefully processing the implications of someone like Jesus rustling up Galilean-style fish tacos with…

October 20

Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks

  Laura Ackley has been a friend of ours for almost a decade. She is one of those women you admire and strive to be even just a little bit like. I know very few people with her passion to know Jesus and help others know him in return. I’ve asked her to tell us…