What Makes A Life Worth Living?

What Makes A Life Worth Living?

What makes a life worth living? This week my brother, Nathaniel, turned 28 years old. As you may know, he is an adult with disabilities. And shortly before he was born, professionals recommended my parents abort the pregnancy. Because of their faith-based convictions,...

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Christmas Doesn’t “Christmas” Like It Used to

Christmas Doesn’t “Christmas” Like It Used to

Christmas doesn't "Christmas" like it used to. That's a sentiment I've heard my friends express over the years. I've felt it too. We remember how Christmas was as a kid. The gifts. The break from school. The parties. The shows, movies, and music. It all had this sense...

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No comfortable cynic has ever changed the world.

No comfortable cynic has ever changed the world.

No comfortable cynic has ever changed the world. That's the message I was preaching to myself the entire time through momentum 23 and after. For years, the Church has been saying "Revival is coming". And yet, things seem to get worse and worse. It's far more...

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5 Years At My Dream Job

5 Years At My Dream Job

Five years ago today, I achieved a dream: to become a full-time storyteller. When I was 25 years old, I got tricked into a job interview at the state office for the Illinois Assemblies of God. As the conversation went on, I realized that the dream God laid on my heart...

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Some of the most powerful words you could say to someone

Some of the most powerful words you could say to someone

Some of the powerful words you could say to another, especially a teenager: “I’m proud of you.” At Breakaway Camp, I said those words to a student after she conquered her fear of the blob. Pastor Chris said them to students after they came forward for prayer at the...

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This Is Where I Was The Night My Dad Died

This Is Where I Was The Night My Dad Died

This is where I was the night my Dad died. My family and I are in Springfield, Missouri right now. We have lived in this city for a couple different seasons of our lives, always for higher education. As I drive around the city, several stories come to mind....

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