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Respond

June 11, 2014

I am tired. Can I be transparent for a minute. I have heard for the last year from every single church planter, that planting a church is the hardest thing they have ever done. Honestly, I thought they were just being whiners. I knew if wasn’t an easy task, but I thought they were inflating […]

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You Are Important

June 4, 2014

This is a message I sent to the launch team for the new church I am planting, Discover Family Church. I hope that it speaks to all of you, and where you are at with whatever church you are attending right now. You are important. Hello friends. Wanted to send you a quick note. We […]

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Risk Is Everything

March 6, 2014

If you aren’t risking anything, then you are risking everything. I have always been a risk taker. Many times that has led to so many hard and trying times in my life. But that has also led to the most incredible wins I have had. Simple fact is, you will never get the big rewards […]

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I Am Offended

February 13, 2014

Can I tell you something….I am offended. I know nearly everyone is offended, nearly all of the time. I also know that this post will offend some of you. We live in a culture that wants to be offended. Things that really have no bearing, or meaning to us, we take offense to. That is […]

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Han Solo Christianity

December 12, 2013

I have grown up as an artist. When I was a kid I was singing and hamming it up every chance I got. When I hit high school I began acting. My freshman year I was a lead in the high school play (even got to kiss a senior, gotta love Brigadoon). Then when we […]

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Years Go By

December 6, 2013

5 years ago today, I had the most important conversation of my life I was preparing to start my first bike tour across the nation with Bike For The Light. I had just quit my job, sold nearly everything I owned, and moved into my parents guest room to get ready to go cross country […]

Failure

July 18, 2013

I heard a quote a while back that is taking on new meaning in my life. We are planting a church (if you didn’t know that read this blog for more info). While I am feeling content, in God’s will, and super excited….I am also terrified. Here is the quote that has become my mantra […]

The Hardest Virtue

February 1, 2013

Patience is a virtue. Ever heard that? I have. And I hate it. Mostly because I struggle with it. I was praying about patience in my life this morning and started thinking about this simple statement. Patience is a virtue. We all know what patience is. It is the capacity, habit, or act of being […]

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Deformity & All

January 29, 2013

November 8th, 1970. A date that many of you weren’t alive in. The rest of you probably don’t remember it. It wasn’t a special date. For most people. Unless you are named Tom Dempsey. Born in 1947, Tom had more reasons than most to give up. He was born as a normal baby except he […]

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Nothing To Prove

October 9, 2012

Unfocused: I heard something yesterday that made me laugh. It was from a guy that was at a charity auction. There were a bunch of wealthy people there all bidding on these high dollar items to raise money for the kids at a hospital. These people were paying way more money for these things than they […]