Category Archive for: Personal Growth

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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BABY BEAR PRAYERS

So I have two, three-year-old sons, and at this stage of life, bedtime books are all the rage. While they have since moved on to a different book, there was about a three-week stint where, without fail, The Three Bears was chosen by one of our two boys for their bedtime pick. For those of you who…

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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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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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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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