2016-4_LT-IThirst

Thirsting for Something Greater

‘I Thirst’ is so much more than Jesus just saying ‘I love you.’ Until you know deep inside that Jesus thirsts for you – you can’t begin to know who He wants to be for you. Or who He wants you to be for Him.

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2016-04-IcouldntfeelGod

I Went to Church Even Though I Didn’t Feel God

Let me start this off with a confession: I don’t always feel God.

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2016-04_LT-Rejected

What I Learned About My Faith by Getting Rejected by a Girl

There was a point in my life where I liked a girl.

Okay, let me be more specific. I was head over heels for this girl.

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2016-4_LT-FoundGod

I Found Myself When I Looked for God

But, when I arrived at the chapel, I was speechless. I had no energy to tell God about my woes and somehow I felt silly even trying.

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2016-3_LT-Khaled

The REAL Pathway To More Success: Failure

But while Khaled’s pathway to more success mostly involves working out on ellipticals and watering flowers, I would like to propose ‘anotha one’, a very different pathway to more success — failure.

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2016-2_LT-TalkToSomeone

You Need to Talk to Someone About That Thing You’re Struggling With

One time when I was on a retreat God really put on my heart that I needed to speak to my youth minister about something I was struggling with. I felt a huge pit in my stomach.

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2016-2_LT-FollowHeart

Follow Your Heart? Yeah, Maybe You Should.

We are made to be filled up every day and then go out to empty ourselves out for others.

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2016-2_LT-LiveInThePain

Live in the Pain: How to Find Peace Amid Suffering

Until knee surgery, I knew very little about significant pain. And even now, as I recover, I realize that I’ve got things easy in comparison to many others.

But the message of the cross is the same, regardless. From stubbed toes to terminal cancer, there is a beautiful paradox: suffering and hope.

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2016-2_LT-GodBlessEmotions

God Bless Emotions

You see, in order to mourn — to truly feel the depth of mourning, sadness, depression, guilt, anger, shame, anxiety, loneliness, dread, remorse, fear — we can’t numb ourselves.

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2016-1_LT-GodLikesMe

The Day I Realized That God Likes Me

My idea of God’s love was that He loved me just because He was incapable otherwise. But no, He likes me, He delights in me as my good, good Father.

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