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Monthly Archives: July 2018

“Don’t Talk About It, Be About It”

Summertime brings back quite a few memories for me. As a kid I would go to summer camps that the youth group would offer, one specific being Camp Blue Haven. I remember all the fun I had, the friends I made, and the beautiful view of the mountaintops. I remember the hikes, the huge zipline,...

Being Clothed in Christ

Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. — Romans 13:14 Several weeks ago, Lauren and I took our kids to Abilene to hang out with their grandparents and we went to San Antonio, just the two of us. While there, we went to...

Part of the Family

In January of this year, Britain appointed its first “Minister for Loneliness.” We live in a time and a society where loneliness is on the rise. Vivek Murthy, former surgeon general, wrote that loneliness and social isolation are “associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day and...

Expectations vs. Reality

Hannah and I met in college and got engaged in the summer after our sophomore year. I worked all summer at a church in Missouri to save up enough money to buy the perfect ring. I flew into Atlanta, Georgia to surprise her while she was on a mission trip with Southside and got permission...