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Peace for the Journey

Sheep get a bad rap. They tend to be followers. If one jumped off a bridge, there’s a good chance the others would too. Without the shepherd, the sheep are helpless. Sheep know the sound of their shepherd calling, and they respond because they are dependent on the shepherd to give them guidance and … [Read More...]

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7 Ways to Pray for Your Future Spouse

I recently completed a 37,000 mile prayer pilgrimage around the world. I met the Pope, danced with rabbis, hung out with monks, walked on coals, and revived my prayer life. While I was in Italy, I visited a hulking hilltop monastery called Monte Cassino, the place of a massive World War II … [Read More...]

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A Different Kind of Karaoke

Have you ever had an experience where you felt like you had to change who you were to fit in socially? For me, that experience was high school. The angst, stress and pressure to make things work within the social scene was overwhelming at times. I had my church friends, my baseball teammates, my … [Read More...]

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How Can We Live Lives of Authenticity?

Buzzwords. They're everywhere. If you work in the business world, you might hear buzzwords like "synergy," "move the needle," "drill down," or "best practices." In the church world, you might hear phrases like "relevant," "missional," or "creative." When I graduated from college and took my … [Read More...]

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New Name, Same Mission  

Over the next few days, you will notice a few changes on our blog and social media feeds. To better highlight who we serve, we're changing our name to LifeWay Young Adults. Our mission is to serve churches and ministries with resources for young adults ages 18-35 as they seek to become fully … [Read More...]

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Friendship in a Facebook World

It happened to me recently. I got an alert on my iPhone that I had received a friend request on Facebook. I pulled up that person's profile only to find  I didn't recognize the person's name or profile photo in the slightest. Faced with only two options (Confirm or Delete), I created a third option … [Read More...]