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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Les Miserables: Looking Into the Eyes of Misery

Les Miserables: Looking Into the Eyes of Misery
I submit to you today that looking into the eyes of misery is one way to bridge the gap of income inequality. As each of the millions of us choose to bridge the income gap with compassion instead of barricading it with arrogance, we will be closer to heaven.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Care to Make an Impact in Asia?

Johnny and Kay are missionaries to Asia. These aren't their real names and I can only publish pictures of their surroundings. We had an amazing two-hour Facetime chat recently. Their love of God and people is off the charts. Care to join them on their mission? It would be a tremendous honor to connect you!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

2014 June: Growing a Triple-Sized Heart

Do you feel incapable of what God is calling you to do? Feed your heart! If you've stepped into relationship with Jesus, your heart and soul have divine DNA. You've got royal blood! But sons and daughters of heaven with no nourishment will shrivel and fade as surely as sons and daughters of earth.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Is the Corporate World for You?

Is the Corporate World for You?
Walking to the front edge of the stage, I take a peek down at my notes before looking out at the workshop crowd. Three hundred healthcare IT professionals smile back as the presentation theme music rolls out with the classic rock guitar lead from Money for Nothing.

"Good afternoon, my name's Evan..."

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Health Reflections: One Pound from My Wedding Weight

Health Reflections: One Pound from My Wedding Weight
So, what's the very next thing you can do today to be healthier? Share with us in the comments. I'll cheer you on! Write it on your calendar or to-do list! Today's the day!

Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 May: A Running Year

2014 June: A Running Year
In all my years of training, I've never had a horse who loves to run the way this one does. You take that horse out one day, he's going to run faster the next.

My instinct? My instinct is to train him. Hard. To stoke that fire. 
But if I'm wrong, they will say that not only did we ruin the horse's chance at the Triple Crown...they may say that we ruined the horse.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tomahawk Road Trip Retreat - Night 4

This was marketplace night. We talked about how Milennials, 18-to-33-year-olds, are the most stressed of any generation. Primary causes according to one study? Money and career. So we spent the evening talking about becoming more masterful in our crafts in the marketplace.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Core Values Check In - Graduation and Summer Focus

Core Values Check In - Graduation and Summer Focus
As Phineas and Ferb say, 
There's 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end them. The annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend them.
I challenge you to take another step or two with your Jesus-centered core values this summer! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tomahawk Road Trip Retreat Update

Last night was our second Thursday night of five in Tomahawk with the young adult group at the Northwoods Vineyard Church. We're going through the whole Road Trip Retreat, which is five multimedia presentations based on the five big questions of young adulthood...

Saturday, May 17, 2014

What You Need to Know about Dating and the Law

One of the most heartbreaking scenarios would be for you to trip on the landmine of criminal sexual behavior while navigating the dating scene. The law on teens and sex gets complicated. These cases are often guided at the state/province level, so families need to look up their local information.

That said, here's a primer on dating and the law. As a parent, I want you to know.