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Choose Joy

Joy

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As I crossed the finish line at the Tulsa Marathon, I felt surprisingly strong and incredibly joyful. The events that morning were the most atypical of any marathon I had experienced.

Praying For Our Enemies

Forgiveness

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When we look at the world and see division, death and destruction, let us also see God’s lost children who only know this world and don’t know the glorious hope in Jesus Christ.

Be the Semi-Truck

Faith

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Have you ever driven behind a semi? Do you patiently follow it, cruising behind towards your destination? Or do you try to maneuver around and bypass it?

My Two Fathers

Father's Day

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So on this Father’s Day, I have a deeper understanding that the “father to the fatherless” is my father as well.

Leading Your Family

Family

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Leading a family is a blessing in so many ways. It’s an opportunity to love, to serve, and to live as the image of God. It’s so simple, yet we make it so hard.

What’s Your Why?

Faith & Athletics

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Like any major decision in life, we look through the lens of our 3 Ps: purpose, passion, and priorities.

Remember, Remember

Memorial

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This is our memorial that Jesus loved us so much that He would sacrifice Himself for our sins; so much that He would die for us.

The Disciple Jesus Loved

Identity

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The next time you are tempted to call yourself an idiot or get caught up in your mistakes, guilt and shame, remind yourself who loves you, whose you are, and who you are.

I Believe In You

Faith & Athletics

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My lack of experience or even basic know-how didn’t faze the coach. He simply said, “I believe in you. I will teach you.”

Stop, Imposter!

Day to Day

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I’ve also noticed that the more my writing involves stories of faith, the stronger the voice against me saying, “Stop, imposter!”