Authentic Christianity

A Little Something Extra

Letting Go So That You Can Receive More Have you ever felt like you were putting too much pressure on yourself or felt bad for not doing more in the area of your faith? Your Christianity should be refreshing not exhausting.  This wasn’t always the case for me. A Little Something Extra In Louisiana you often hear the word “Lagniappe”…

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Authentic Christianity, Faith

Are You Experiencing God’s Goodness?

3 Reminders of the Goodness of God God desires to do good things for us, but what do we do when we feel like we are not experiencing this in our lives? Does God withhold His goodness in certain circumstances? Absurd Goodness In our family we try to help our kids feel confident being themselves and comfortable being with us.…

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Family

The Year the Saints Won the Super Bowl

Thoughts Faith, Family, and Fatherhood The year the Saints won the Super Bowl is the year that my Dad went to heaven. He was a huge Saints fan, but died a few months before the season began. As the team was making their historic run through the regular season, I couldn’t help but feel it was coming one year too…

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Leadership

Everyone Has a Story

How Empathy Can Make Your World Bigger I recently had an encounter with a tree that taught me a lot about empathy and influence. You can read about it my post “Lessons From A Tree.” Shortly after this incident I was reminded of how far I still have to go when it comes to taking my eyes off myself and…

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Leadership

Lessons From A Tree

How to Multiply Your Influence Have you ever been extremely proud of something that no one else seemed to really care about? No? Are you not as vain as me? Well, good for you. I, on the other hand, have a tendency to become a little self-focused. This is especially evident with the tree that is in our front yard.…

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Leadership

Lead Like Jesus

How to Lead Like Jesus Jesus said that his purpose is to give a rich and satisfying life (John 10:10). There use to be a part of me that was full of false religion that would skim over a verse like that. I believed that it wasn’t godly to have a rich and satisfying life. I thought you had to…

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Leadership

Interruptions

The Most Important Ministry Lesson In this post I want to share the most important lesson I have lever earned in ministry. I first became a leader in ministry when I started a small group at 15 years old. Two years later as a High School Senior I was speaking in high schools and on retreat. My freshmen year at…

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Authentic Christianity

Scrapes

Yesterday both my daughters scraped their knees. In the morning our youngest fell while running down a sidewalk. Later that afternoon my oldest daughter scraped her knee on the playground. Knee scrapes are not rare in any home with young children. In our home they are not only commonplace but also a source of great joy – band-aids. In my…

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