Go and Sin No More

The Gospels detail Jesus’ encounters with hundreds of different people. He instructs tremendous crowds, debates with scholarly religious leaders, and is even presented before powerful political rulers. He heals the sick, forgives the sinner, and calms the storm. However, of all the tales of Jesus’ interactions, none has struck me as powerfully as that of...
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Tips on Leading Your Peers

College is a unique place where the number of leadership opportunities is insurmountable. Further, most of the leadership opportunities available are among peers. This presents something of an interesting situation because leading one’s peers is not always the easiest thing to do. So here is a list of tips that I have collected over several...
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Silent Night, Holy Night

I love this time of year. The music, the time with friends and family, and the cooler weather all come together to make the Christmas season feel unique and special. I especially love taking my kids to look at Christmas lights. I love seeing the ambient glow of meticulously decorated houses light up their amazed...
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Fret Not

I appreciate people caring to know about my life, yet I find it difficult to answer, “How are you?” It seems like such a big question. How do I know what someone is really asking? Is the question really an extended form of a greeting? Is it their go-to question when talking with others, and...
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Brave the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the one who points how one stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better; credit belongs to the one actually in the arena face marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, who...
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Lend a Helping Hand

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, many Texans found themselves thinking “What can I do to help?” After watching the scenes of unbelievable damage and destruction, a group of physical therapy students, faculty, and friends had the opportunity to travel to Houston to help with the cleanup. We headed to Houston at 5:30 on...
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When Life Gives You Lemons…

As you go through life, you meet many challenges, curves, and obstacles – lemons. Think how boring life would be if you never make mistakes, everything goes exactly as you want all the time, and you never encounter challenges. You may be inclined to choose to surrender and let things have negative impacts on yourself...
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Comfort Zone

There will be times in your life when you will be challenged or asked to do something that requires you to step out of your comfort zone. Several years ago, my minister asked if I would speak to our congregation about stewardship. While giving back to the Lord is something I do without hesitation, speaking...
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Be an Encouragement!

Whom can you bless today? In our busy lives, we are sometimes able to glean encouragement from something we read. An encouraging word can come from any source, such as this quote: “Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care.” We can look to the Bible...
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