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Solitary Confinement And Taking Advantage of COVID-19’s Lockdown

Ever watch a movie where the storyline includes a prison? Inside the walls of prison sounds terrible to me. But if you are an inmate and do something that violates the rules, there is a type of imprisonment within the prison, solitary confinement. There is a reason it is worse: no sensory input, no sun, no people, and zero freedom.

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When Life Brings Nothing But Change

When Life Brings Nothing But Change

It’s been nothing but change since August of 2018. I have been experiencing the life-changing events of being an empty-nester.

Now that we are empty-nesters, we have more time together as a husband and wife, but there’s this sadness mixed with excitement lingering in the air.

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10 ways Christians can be at Peace and Thrive during Covid-19

1. Seek and share accurate information

It doesn’t take much to cause panic in the public psyche today, and it takes even less to cause people to embrace fear. If you have watched or read the news, you can see people are panic shopping (The Great Toliet Paper Shortage of 2020), even resulting in violence in some situations. The Covid-19 virus is a medical emergency and should be treated as such, but we should treat this as a spiritual emergency as well. No-one benefits from confusion and fear, so let’s keep our focus on God, who is still in control of all things. 

Christians can stay grounded by seeking accurate information from medical organizations such as Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization and only sharing facts and truthful information, not more misinformation through social media.

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How to Handle Your Responsibilities as a Father

Your Responsibilities as a Father

Our son experienced substantial emotional fall-out during the end of his baseball game last night. He’s a sensitive child as it is, but when things are starting to turn bad, they can spiral so quickly. As a father, it’s my job to try and pick up the pieces and encourage him to get back on his feet. Easier said than done most of the time.

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Let’s Not Compare Sandcastles

Let's Not Compare Sandcastles

This past weekend I got the opportunity to travel to Ogallala, Nebraska to attend the wedding of a longtime friend and her new husband. My wife and I went with two of the best people we know.

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How Can I Find My Identity?

 

How Can I Find My Identity?

How can I find my identity? When the judge slammed that gavel down, I knew my life would never be the same. I was a convicted felon, a sex offender, and a youth leader gone rogue. I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders.

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