How to Respond When Uncertainty Sucks

Several months ago I got onto an amusement park ride I had never been on before. I had no idea of what the ride did, how fast it went or what sort of feeling I would have while experiencing it. I was just about clueless. The only detail I knew was it raised you up high and dropped you whenever they felt like it.

Sounds simple, right?

Wrong. Read More

How to Share Your Story & Bring Change to the World

Since I can remember I have always struggled in sharing my faith. The word “evangelism”  made me sick to my stomach.

I’ve been on mission trips. I’ve gone door to door. I have even walked people through a survey to get them to answer the question “Do you know where you would go today if you were to die?

Evangelism has always seemed something awkward to me. I used to believe that if I could just come to these conclusions about Jesus “harder” in my head than it would become easier. Have you ever been there? Read More

JWT 012: What to Do When The World Keeps Swinging

Earlier this week life came flying in from all different directions. I was caught in a thought vortex and not sure of when it was going to stop.

I sat paralyzed in my office fearing what might come next. I began believing I wasn’t going to be able to get it all done in the days and weeks to follow. Anxiety weighed in, worry sat down in my heart and I became deeply concerned. I was crippled in my own mind.

Figuring out even the smallest next step seemed daunting and impossible.

Do you know what this feels like? I can only imagine how you do. In the deafening moment in my mind while sitting in my chair a loud and true thought came shouting to the front: Read More

How to Change the Way You Pursue Your Passion and Get the Life You Want

We can be anyone we want these days. How do I know? The internet tells me.

The never ending feed on social media, the latest news web site or the hot trending fads on Snapchat, Facebook or Instagram tell us exactly the kind of people we can become. We can get results in as little as 30 days all for a small investment of $99.

Choosing a trend and pursuing a passion are a dime a dozen these days. Overnight, we get worked up about the latest and greatest. Our access to the largest amount of information in history has caused us to burn out on how to pursue passions. Read More

Why You Need to Stop Looking for Your Life on TV

You and I live in a culture where self-fulfillment is king. If given the choice, most of us think of ourselves numero uno. Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not we often live by the motto, “Do what you want, when you want, how you want and with whomever.” We spin all of our choices with one audience in mind:

Me. Make me happy. Give me what I want. I want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Well, this is at least what they tell us on TV. Read More

What to Do When Waiting Sucks

Waiting sucks.

Yes, I just went there. I used a technical term which isn’t very pretty and often sharp. But, it’s true. I’m confident hands shot up all over the internet with a hearty “Amen” in the appearance of those two little words. Read More