Category Archive for: Leadership

THE NECESSITY OF RISK

For some reason, I feel like I have been experiencing a range of emotion that I never felt before; higher highs and lower lows. The mountain tops are full of excitement and passion, yet the lows have been caused by of a grieving process that I was not aware would happen. These past seven or…

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Church Planting Is Not Sexy

I look back on old photos and laugh at what was once thought as “good looking” or “sexy” in my glory days of junior high and high school. It was all about baggy pants. Now, skinny jeans are in. And the hair! From undercuts to bleached-tip spikes, from shag or fro to fo-hawk or high-top…

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GETTIN’ IN THE WAY!

Have you ever had a situation, or a season in life where you get frustrated because things just aren’t happening the way that you want them to? Or maybe it’s happening, but it’s not happening fast enough? I had an entire year of that sort of frustration.  I was doing everything I could to succeed…

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THE WAITING PLACE

“To everything there is a season- and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecc 3:1). And as a Type A person, one of my favorite seasons is the season of harvest. I love seeing when all the work comes to fruition.  In contrast, one of my least favorite seasons is a season of…

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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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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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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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