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renewal

Shocking Beauty on Christmas Eve

By On December 24, 2010

“Why did Jesus have to be born a baby?” My five year old TJ slouches across his Toy Story bedsheets, as he casually fires a zinger. The kid can’t sit still anytime… Read More

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What A Vietnam Vet Taught Me About My Personal Battles (How God Is Setting Me Free)

By On November 11, 2010

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~ Plato Maybe it’s because I grew up in Silicon Valley surrounded by engineers.  For whatever reason, I had never met… Read More

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The Faith Genome: Dare To Beat Monotony

By On August 27, 2010

I stood there, shoulders hunched over the kitchen counter, mesmerized by music streaming out of my MacBook. Like the creek near my house that runs dry this time of year, my days… Read More

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Can Setting Goals Become An Addiction?

By On August 10, 2010

“That sense of newness is simply delicious. It makes new the Bible and friends, love… and God himself.” ~ Temple Gairdner The life of faith involves a lot of waiting. How do… Read More

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Putting Up A New Fence: Learn to Say Yes and No

By On May 28, 2010

Learning to say yes and no is like putting up a new fence.  It takes time. I don’t know about you, but anytime there’s some sort of home improvement project in progress,… Read More

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Recover From Spiritual Burnout: 6 Ways To Detox

By On May 17, 2010

Sometimes we live as if faith were a project to check off. Recovering from spiritual burnout is key in recapturing a life of joy. When you’ve got two small kids under the… Read More

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When We Try To Kill Our Stories: Contest Results & Reflection

By On May 12, 2010

“The parts of the story you want to cut out are the very parts that God wants to write in.” ~ Thoughts after publishing “Going Off Script”. I’ve been waiting for the… Read More

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Now That The Ink Has Dried

By On April 29, 2010

** Final 2 Days To Vote For Me! ** I entered my 90 second video"Going Off Script" in The Million Miles Short Film Contest. The person with the most votes wins! Everyone… Read More

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Gremlins: What Do You Feed Your Stories? (The What-If Faith Barista Jam)

By On April 22, 2010

** Will You Vote For Me? ** I entered the The Million Miles Short Film Contest and would appreciate your vote! The person with the most votes wins! Everyone can vote once… Read More

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Going Off Script: Finding My Story (My Short Film Entry)

By On April 21, 2010

** Will You Vote For Me? ** I entered the today's post in The Million Miles Short Film Contest and would appreciate your vote! The person with the most votes wins! Everyone… Read More

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Take The "What If" Challenge (Step 6)

By On April 15, 2010

“God gives life to you to live, and you can either tell meaningful stories or boring stories.” ~ Don Miller Yesterday, I wrote about breaking past our inner hurdles, in order to… Read More

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The Tipping Point: Why We Watch American Idol (Step 5)

By On April 14, 2010

I love watching American Idol. It’s obvious if you sneak a peek into my iTunes playlist.  I’ve got Season 7 David Archuleta’s ethereal Imagine and Season 8’s Matt Giraud’s Funny Valentine mixed… Read More

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