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Halftime: 3 Life Lessons From 2017 So Far

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As we approach that magical time when people finally stop shooting fireworks, it's crazy to think we’re only days past the year’s mid-point. Seriously, does anyone else think the first six months of 2017 had twelve embedded in them?

Either way, if you’re like me, then chances are you’ve experienced quite a lot since the time all acquaintances were last forgot.  And while a single blog wouldn’t do justice in capturing the year's magnitude, it does allow me to reflect on three life lessons learned and re-learned...

1. More social, less social media

I admit: In my 20's...I was on social media a little way too much. In fact, it got so bad, I remember arguing with my wife early in our marriage about my perceived unlikability citing red notification bubbles as evidence. Shallow, I know; however, in hindsight, that was a bane I bore...hiding behind the need to 'turn off' and catch up on 'news', exchanging security for smoke and mirrors as mind went one way and thumbs…

August Rush: Cruisin' with the Musin'

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A few journal excerpts from last August...
August 16, 2016

So during my workout today, I was thinkin'...

We live in the past so the past won't repeat itself. The problem is through the self-preservation we prevent ourselves not only from believing we can change/have changed, but that we can live the change among what God has entrusted us with. In many situations, we elevate our fear of the past repeating itself over our desire for/pursuit of community. Yet, what sense does it make to idolize a sin and its consequences, especially at the cost of something God-ordained...something that was meant to be near and dear to our hearts? Are we not then abiding in an infinite loop, recycling our fear of anything and everything apart from God?
I think for many of us the step of faith we need to take in this season is two-fold:Yes, we need to be more intentional in ministering life to anyone God puts in our path, but we also need to be willing to lose ourselves as we receive from Christian co…