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What Garbage Juice Taught Me About Humility

“They won’t take it if it’s overflowing. You need to move the trash to the other dumpster.” I stared down at the text message on my phone in a brief moment of incredulity. I realized that I was going to have to go into the dumpster and pull out trash bags, then haul them across the […]

How To Live A Better Story

I love telling stories. When I read books, I read them out loud just to practice. Storytelling is an art and with an unskilled storyteller, a great story can turn into a boring one. Ironically, telling a good story isn’t the same as living a good story. Even great storytellers can live boring lives. In the […]

Praying Like An Orphan

From Tony: This is a story from my friend Jason, who is learning a lot after recently adopting a beautiful boy from Japan. If you are interested in submitting a guest post, you can find out more here. Driving around to another appointment, my son was ecstatic that we had been to Wal-Mart and found […]

How Our Name Is Tied To Our Destiny

Do you ever read the Bible and get caught up in theological terms?  Predestination and election are two terms that I’ve wrestled with for a few years. When I try to wrap my head around these concepts, I never feel like I fully have it figured out. And rightly so because it is a beautiful […]

Leadership Lessons From A Chick-Fil-A Owner

I work at a church that is located approximately 3 miles away from Chik-Fil-A. Naturally we make it there on a regular basis. Anything else would be blasphemy, no? We love going there not just because the food is great (I could seriously eat my body weight in chicken nuggets) but the service is stellar. […]