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The Beauty Of Rest And Slowing Down

The Beauty Of Rest And Slowing Down

Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about myself, my soul, my spirit, and my relationship with God. For those who know me personally know that I’ve always had a hard time slowing down, taking breaks, focusing on one thing at a time, and giving myself space to breathe before starting something new. I guess I just have a hard time letting time slip by without me being able to utilize it. I love to take hold of every opportunity.

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9 Things I Will Teach My Kids About God

9 Things I Will Teach My Kids About God

My wife and I recently welcomed our second child into the world and we couldn’t be more excited. I can’t say that I’m a perfect parent, but I can say that both my wife and I try our hardest show our kids that they are loved, cherished and always welcome to come to us if they need something. There a lot of things about parenting you can’t really prepare for, which is what makes the journey that much more fun. But while my wife and I still have many years of parenting experiences, failures, and victories ahead of us, there are a few things I’ve already decided I will make sure to teach them about God.

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Why Christians Should Stop Saying, “Everything Happens For A Reason.”

Why Christians Should Stop Saying, “Everything Happens For A Reason.”

I can’t begin to explain how many times I’ve heard the phrase, “Everything happens for a reason” growing up, especially while surrounded by many people who would consider themselves Christians or people of faith. And while I understand that this statement is mostly used to help comfort and console people who are in times of turmoil and uncertainty, I’ve had a hard time wrapping my head around the validity of its meaning.

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Real Friendship: Trading “Likes” and “Follows” for Love and Authenticity

Real Friendship: Trading “Likes” and “Follows” for Love and Authenticity

Real friendship is hard.

There are other, less real versions of friendship. The less real versions are “less” precisely because they are less costly, less committed, less disruptive, less scary, less gritty, less gutsy, and less out-of-our-control than real friendship. But here’s the rub: Less real versions of friendship are also less rich. In the short run, they feel better and smoother than real friendship. But in the long run, they leave us lonely and alone. And it is not good to be alone.

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5 Things Awesome Parents Do

5 Things Awesome Parents Do

1. Allow small interruptions.

I’ve come to learn that even the smallest of interruptions have while the impact on my little one, and they even give me a moment to refocus. Whether you’re on your computer, working on a project around the house, or even just watching your favorite sports team on television, giving your kids the blessing to interrupt you every once in awhile is a wonderful thing.

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