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OUR VOICE POST ELECTION

So we have a new president- that is the fact.  Hate it, love it, either way, it is our next step for America. From what I can remember, this is one of the fiercest, hard fought, and nail-biting elections I have seen. Emotions are extremely high on both sides of the result, as it should…

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SAVING OUR BROKEN HUMANITY, ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME

My wife, Julie Snodgrass, had the idea of her posting on here once in a while. So she wrote this beautiful post and I had to share with you all… Enjoy! “I was talking to a friend yesterday and I was struck but the amazing capacity in the development of people, relationships, and human possibility.…

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THEY WILL KNOW US BY OUR LOVE

People keep asking me my thoughts on these past few days. The events of the past few days has brought intense heaviness to my heart. So many innocent people dead, so many families left grieving. So much division, hatred, finger pointing, blaming, and heartache. Generalizations are being thrown around left and right, and the divide…

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WE ARE EXPECTING

I am happy to announce we are expecting! A NEW CHURCH THAT IS. January 15th is our expected launch weekend for Unite Church in Pasadena, CA and, Wow! God is so good and his Church is a beautiful thing. Over the past months I have had numerous conversations with so many people from so many…

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FIVE THOUGHTS TO LEARN FROM FERGUSON

Last night in Ferguson, Missouri, two police officers were shot at a protest set up calling for further change in the police department in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown. It breaks my heart to see what is currently going on around the country, the cycle of racism is far too strong, and…

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THE GRASS IS NOT ALWAYS GREENER

So lately I have been wrestling with various leadership principles. One specific concept I have been thinking about is how the grass is greener on the other side. The more I think about this, the more I think this concept is directly from our spiritual enemy. Look at Elimelech in Ruth 1:1-2 “In the days…

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EMOTIONAL DROUGHT

Have you ever just found yourself feeling drained and discouraged? As a leader there are always going to be seasons that we feel discourage, disheartened, and downtrodden. When this happens, we sometimes only pause for a moment so we may give ourselves a pep talk to keep on going. Instead of the casual pep talk,…

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GOOD VS BEST

What in life is truly important? There are many good answers to that question: time with family and friends, dating your spouse, losing weight and taking care of your body, reaching new goals, and serving others. But what is the difference between “Good” and “Best?” That is the question Dane Johnson posed a while back when…

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THE GIFT OF THE PRESENT

The past six weeks have been simultaneously awesome and crazy. I have been traveling all over the U.S. speaking at various summer conferences for junior high and high school students. In the midst of these travels, a youth pastor approached me and expressed how he felt God was calling him to the stage of conferences…

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PURPOSE OVER PROVISION

I was listening to one of my favorite preachers the other day. He shared a subtle point in his message that hit me hard. He said, once you find your purpose, you will find your provision. Wow! What a true and powerful statement. How would we know what provisions we would need in our lives,…

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