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Five Things to Not Say to Your Childless Friends

While I probably can’t tell you the perfect words to say in any situation, I can definitely help steer you clear of a few common encouragements that actually discourage your childless friends.

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One Conversation Can Change Your Life

Somehow we remember all the details that accompany conversations that change our lives. It’s as if our minds know to remember the details because what’s happening is important.

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4 Things I Wish I Could Tell my 21-Year-Old Self

Your twenties are about pointing your life a certain direction and one way or another, you’re going to be sailing somewhere.

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“What it Means to be a Man” Book Trailer

Check out the new book trailer for Rhett Smith’s new book, What it Means to be a Man: God’s Design for Us in a World Full of Extremes.

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The Role of Faith in Your Life Story

I was first introduced to the story perspective at a time when my faith was in crisis, my family’s adoption process had collapsed, and I didn’t know how to... Read More »


The Upside of Extended Adolescence

The world says, “Grow up already!” But staying a kid at heart is the path to spiritual fulfillment.

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Managing Desperation

We’re so good at managing our desperation. We don’t spend much time wanting something before we go out and get it. When we want something like a new outfit,... Read More »


Transforming Your Anxiety: Anxiety in Relationships

“When we can stand face-to-face with another human being in all of our anxiety, and we don’t have to try to run or hide from it, that is the... Read More »


40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative

From tiny writing desks to giant painting studios, the only thing all of these creative studios have in common is that they inspired their successful inhabitants to create greatness.

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Not Afraid to Be a Work in Progress

Be fearless in your unfinished state. You have value today, no matter what you look like, no matter how much work God’s still got on you.

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The Three Levels of Commitment

What the world needs more of is not new ideas and daring dreams, but commitment. A willingness to do the hard work that matters.

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Creativity for the Masses (A Conversation with Blaine Hogan)

There is absolutely no other way to get to the other side of making beautiful things without time, energy, blood, sweat, and tears.

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Think Like Progressives: Marriage and the Pro-Life Movement

The question of whether we should continue to defend traditional marriage signifies a fundamental weakness in the evangelical attitude about marriage and culture.

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Learning Hospitality:

Investing In the Community That Gathers In the Space of Home

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11 Questions Every Twenty-Something Needs to Ask

“What now?” is the question that plagues us in our 20′s like chickenpox. The more we scratch, the worse it itches.

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A Marriage Problem

It’s hard for me to focus on a crisis of allowing more people to become legally married when existing marriages are already so fragile.

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Thinking from the Outside In

In college, when I first started following Jesus, I used to tell people I was “blessed in the Lord” when asked how I was doing. Target employees, my roommates,... Read More »


Blogging Is Stealing My Creative Energy

I’m tired of pretending like I have answers I don’t actually have, tired of using my life like it’s content for some devotional…

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When Plans Change [Podcast]

Have you ever been so sure about something, so confident that you had the right plan — only to see it blow up in your face?

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The Other Four-Letter Word

So often the emotional response of awe-struck wonder has a twin: personal defeat.

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