What Was Your Mom Really Like?

My mom never uttered empty words—she spoke life and truth everywhere she went. She was a consistent example, full of true wisdom, and had a unique ability to make me smile.  But she could also be…irritably on time…showing up 15 minutes early and then ask me why I was late. Frankly, she didn’t suffer fools […]

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How to Find Reality in a Clickbait Culture

One day I received word that there was a high-speed chase right outside our OneHope office. The car that was fleeing from the police came off of the road, over the grass, through the fence that borders our property, and crashed into three cars in our parking lot.  It got even worse—I was told that […]

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What Nicodemus Can Teach Us This Easter

It’s sometimes easy to let certain holidays pass by without taking the time to deeply observe them every year. Easter is one of those holidays that, if we aren’t careful, can be more focused on the kids finding all the Easter eggs or finding the right outfits for the family to wear to church than […]

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Should Leaders Read Fiction?

I have noticed a common theme among leaders: they rarely read novels.  Whether they’re the CEO of a business, the pastor of a church, or a manager of a team, most leaders I’ve known stick to nonfiction. While I do believe reading books on leadership, self-help, autobiographies, etc. is crucial to grow in various areas, […]

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The Voice of a Mentor

What is the role of a mentor? I know I would not be where I am without the men who have invested their time and wisdom in my life. Every day I see the fruit of the seeds they sowed.  Bob E. Cooley and George O. Wood were two mentors that have forever left a […]

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How Can We Help the Persecuted Church?

I recently read that out of all the Christians killed for their faith in 2021, 80% of those deaths took place in Nigeria.1 I was then surprised to see that Nigeria was taken off the U.S. State Department’s Special Watch List,2 which tracks severe violations of religious freedom around the world. My heart broke, not […]

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