Shut up and Serve

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We live in a noisy world where everyone wants to be heard. Avenues like social media have given everyone a voice, but has caused us to often stop listening and even think selfishly. Our culture wants us to think: ‘It’s all about me.’ Scripture, on the other hand, teaches something completely different. We need to listen and serve.

Shut up and serve

My wife and I have two kids under 5. When they’re awake, they contribute the most to the household volume. They enjoy singing, talking, and screaming. Sometimes they’re main objective is simply repeating everything they hear. There’s never a dull moment.

No matter what though, one thing remains true – they want to be heard. In fact, they will repeat themselves, and get louder, UNTIL someone listens.

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When God Says, “Not right now…”

Reflecting on outcomes; not letting outcomes reflect us

Reading Time: 7 minutesYou’re passionate about a new opportunity. You’ve applied for a new role. You’ve been nominated for leadership. You know God is stirring up a passion for new ideas and strategic initiatives in your life, but for some reason the outcome doesn’t match the passion. The opportunity closes. The job is awarded to another person. Another candidate is chosen. What happens when God says, “Not right now…?”

When God Says Not Right Now

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God is Calling You…You Little Weirdo

Understanding our place in the Kingdom

Reading Time: 4 minutesEver wonder if God can actually use someone like you? Do you think you’re too weird, or not cool enough for God to use you for something great? I don’t think you’re alone, but I do think you’re weird — and that’s a good thing. God uses weird people in the Kingdom all the time, and He is more than willing to use you too.

God is calling you ..

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7 Things Every Pastor Loves To Hear

Showing authentic appreciation for your pastor

Reading Time: 5 minutesPastor appreciation can sometimes be superficial. We often think we have to “do something special” in order for the pastor to understand they are appreciated. As a pastor myself, I won’t turn down baked goods or a restaurant gift card, but I’ve come to learn that honest appreciation is experienced through ministry participation and honest servant-hood.

7 Things Every Pastor Loves To Hear

Here are 7 things I love to hear from my parishioners (and I’m sure every other pastor can agree):

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Dear Wife (And Mother of Young Kids)

An open letter to my Wife.

Reading Time: 4 minutesI don’t express my gratitude enough to my wife. Instead, I find we just keep going from day to day assuming the other person is doing what they have to do to make the family work. Mother’s Day is always a good reminder to make sure we realize and actually say how grateful we are for their selfless efforts. This is an open letter I wrote, with my wife in mind:

dear wife with young kids

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