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This is a collection of writings and thoughts that are unapologetically raw and real. I hope that something you read here encourages you, challenges you, or causes you to see the world a little bit differently.

The opinions and views expressed in this blog are my own.

A Word for Church Leaders

[DISCLAIMER: Experience tells me that somebody is about to get offended, so right off the bat it needs to be said that I am SO THANKFUL for Ryan Rasmussen, our elders, and leaders at First Christian Church - Canton! They are awesome guys, and in NO WAY does what I'm...

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Finding a Mentor: 5 Things You Can’t Afford Not To Do

Over the past few weeks, I've had several conversations with friends who are considering looking for a mentor to help them grow their leadership. This post is a few thoughts that I usually share with people who are beginning that process. For what it's worth, this...

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7 Podcasts That Will Make You a Smarter, Better Leader

Some of the best free resources out there for growing and learning are podcasts. Over the past few years, as podcasts have grown in popularity, literally thousands of new podcasts have flooded the web. It can be exhausting sifting through them to find the really good...

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Jesus May Not Calm Your Storm

What do you do when it starts raining and then it never stops? Somebody asked me that question yesterday. I was sitting across the table as this friend poured out the details of some really difficult things that are going on in his family right now. Really difficult...

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Removing the Chaos

What if I told you that God doesn't want your life to be chaos? In the first week of our series studying through the book of Titus, we explored the idea that because God loves us, He has something better in mind for us than for our lives to be a stressful, chaotic...

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I’m a husband, father, pastor, speaker, teacher, and coach. I write about how to follow Jesus and how his grace and truth shapes our lives, our families, and our leadership. My wife, Ashley, and I live in North Canton, Ohio. We love to travel and cheer on our Cleveland sports teams.


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