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Why can’t I get you to leave me aloneget out of my headget OUT of my homemy heart is weary, wrestling with youmy gut is sick, thinking about youI wish I could return you, but I’m stuck with you I wish I could...

If you’ve been attending church for a while, and maybe even tried a Bible study or attended a small group once, but you still can’t find that feeling of “belonging” or “connection” then here are some thoughts… Real relationships require more than just...

Redneck = “The glorious absence of sophistication.” Faith is not:-a sophisticated hobby.-an intellectual argument.-an attractive, suburban lifestyle.-a young, hipster, cool thing to do.-a juiced up, “excellent” experience. Faith is not a one size fits all, cookie cutter, interstate Highway. Instead, faith is a journey down...

If you’ve ever felt overlooked by God, then you should read these 7 things about you… #1 - You have more potential than you could ever know. (Eph 3:20) #2 - God is slowly unveiling his plans for you day by day because if...

If you are like me, I’m sure you’d rather go jogging, wash clothes, or even just scroll Facebook than have to do ANYTHING on your DAY OFF…ESPECIALLY if it involves feeding your kids and getting everyone dressed before 10am!! 🤣 My guess is the...

#1 - God’s design for family is perfect, BUT, no family is perfect. Neither will any family ever be perfect. #2 - Over half of US families are remarried/re-coupled. And over half of children in America under the age of 13 are currently...

Did you see the viral Facebook post about the Dad + Bonus Dad who took photos with their little girl before the daddy daughter dance?…so adorable! What about the viral video of Dad + Stepdad with their daughter on her wedding day?...

Every human being, including you, is made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 5:5, James 3:9, Psalm 8:3-6) This means that from the beginning, YOU are a carrier of God’s image, which makes your life valuable from the...

#1 - AWE. If you would have told me 5 years ago all that God was going to do through Oasis, I’m not sure I would have believed you! I’m in awe. #2 - PLANS. God’s plans are so much bigger than our...

There is a longing inside of you that is begging to be groomed. Adventure, joy, and triumph are calling your name.  The desire for conquest & adventure is buried deep inside your heart; like a seed in soil. Its’ roots have probed...

Sitting here trying to wrap my mind around the past five years…it’s been an incredible journey. I’m blown away at God’s faithfulness to us. I am overwhelmed with both thankfulness AND excitement…I’m THANKFUL because God is allowing me to be a part...

I haven’t been able to get you off my mind since your mom first told me. I haven’t forgotten the first time I heard your heartbeat. I haven’t stopped thinking about what it will be like to hold you, to know you, to watch you...

How I SEE the Bible matters. If I see the Bible merely as a Weapon, then God becomes a military leader and all the Christians are just soldiers in his army. So I run to the Bible when I'm trying to prove a...

#10 – I love making lists  EVERY sermon, blog post, vacation plan, email, etc…it all starts out as a list. #9 – I hate dressing up! Seriously wish I could wear t-shirt & jeans every day. #8 – I love dressing. For real tho, Thanksgiving is my...

If you are out of shape and overweight, then I DARE you to take this challenge. This is not a diet. It is a slow change of lifestyle. There is no 30, 60, or 90 day program that is going to help you...

Slow down. Your twenties are foundational for the rest of your life. Slow down and focus on your foundation. Identity, character development, spiritual formation, ethics and healthy habits are so important right now. Seems like you want to have everything your parents have in their 50s…now. You...

#1 – When Did You Begin Following Jesus? I became a Christian when I was in 9th grade while living at the Falcon Children’s Home. My decision to follow Jesus was largely influenced by a man named Mark, who worked at the Children’s...

One of the things I love about our culture is that everyone is encouraged to come out of their closet. I like the fact that we are learning to celebrate one another even if we are different. And I also think it...