Relationships are a funny thing. And I'm not just talking about romantic, head-over-heels in love relationships. I'm talking about friendlationships... over even ministry relationships. Mostly, though, I'm talking about the kinds of relationships that challenge, inspire, and sharpen. Relationships require work. They don't just happen overnight, or because you see a person on a regular basis. … Continue reading Relationships


Being 10% Better.

When I was in seminary, I had a professor that had a fascination with the Navy SEALs. Ok, maybe an obsession. It seemed like everything we did in his classes revolved around an illustration involving the Navy SEALs--swim buddies, mantras, mottos... the list goes on. At the time, I didn't really have a particularly strong interest. … Continue reading Being 10% Better.

52X7: Phase Two Summary {FOCUS.}

You  may remember that at the start of this year, I jumped head first into a fresh look at goals and resolutions called 52x7 thanks to inspiration from one of my favorite bloggers, Jon Acuff. The plan was pretty simple: 365 days breaks down pretty nicely into seven 52-day chunks, and anyone can do anything for 52 … Continue reading 52X7: Phase Two Summary {FOCUS.}