F O C U S

“And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves … More F O C U S

Healthy Romance in a Hook-up Culture

I googled “average age of marriage” and this popped up: Americans are getting married later and later. The average age of first marriage in the United States is 27 for women and 29 for men, up from 23 for women and 26 for men in 1990 and 20 and 22 (!) in 1960. Commitment is a scary thing and I think all of us millennials can especially … More Healthy Romance in a Hook-up Culture

Suffering: A Privilege or A Punishment?

“and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that … More Suffering: A Privilege or A Punishment?

Freedom in Failure

Any time we set out to accomplish something, we run the risk of failure. This can be extremely overwhelming and debilitating, but we cannot let the fear of failure keep us from taking leaps of faith. We cannot make our shortcomings our excuses for never beginning in the first place or our mistakes the reason we refuse to begin again. Being a great leader … More Freedom in Failure