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    Spiritual Formation
    I have the unique privilege of often arriving to work in the early morning, before the majority of people have begun their morning routines. As I pull onto the mile-long road that leads to the parking area, I try to remember our “Pray In and Pray Out” practice, and therefore, turn off the radio that was playing in my car and instead, seek God

    From We to Me

    Spiritual Formation
    It is so easy for me to find fault with the Church.  And it's really easy for me to criticize things at my own church. (Sorry, Pastor Wade) When I'm in that frame of mind, here's what is hard for me to accept – I am the Church. When I am criticizing and making grandiose lists in my head about where I feel the Church is missing the mark, I am
    In our high tech world, we all know that any time your computer, smartphone or other modern marvel starts to experience issues, the first troubleshooting step is to power it down, wait a few seconds, then power it back up. It is so simple, but overlooked to the point that an IT team made “Hello, IT -- Have you tried turning it off and on again”

    Plan your Play

    Spiritual Formation
    Can I tell you a secret? The very first thing I did this Monday morning was to go in the opposite direction of my office. I left home early and drove directly to a local golf course. It was one of the first truly delightful mornings of spring and I had just gone through a stretch of days that were not filled with anything that would even
    The question I've been asking myself for the last few weeks is, “How do I describe one of the most life-changing experiences of my life in under 10 minutes?” God meets you in a moment, personally and powerfully, alters the trajectory of your life, and you're left trying to put it into words. Sometimes a grace encounter can only be communicated
    Let's start with gratitude. Being thankful and finding practical ways to express it are known to make our lives better — boosting mood, reducing stress, improving sleep, strengthening our connections with other people. And that's just for starters. The list of science-backed benefits is a long one.  But there's an ancient source that's been
    All he wanted was my sunglasses, a pair of $30 shades that I had purchased just a few weeks before. But I wasn't exactly on board with his request. I still had another week in the sun-drenched African country where he lived, and my sunglasses, which he was now wearing, having taken them right off my face, fit my misshapen head perfectly. Or
    I'm a hypocrite, and I'll admit it… I totally agree with Yogi Berra that “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” It makes sense to me that you don't just accidentally become fit and healthy, or have great relationships, or know how to play piano. I don't just believe that intentionality is a big key to many areas