My Secret Addiction (part 2)

I just got home from our Vertical Winter Retreat (for 7th-12th grade students) a few days ago. While on the trip I tried to stick with my “21 Day Fix” eating plan (mentioned in the previous post), but after a day of snow boarding I was ravenously hungry. Honestly, there wasn’t many heathy options at […]

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My Secret Addiction

Everyone has a weakness. Everyone is prone to seek comfort in something that isn’t the Comforter (God). Whether it’s alcohol, sex, work, entertainment or porn, humans turn to things that give them a taste of transcendence, but are not transcendent. That’s how addictions begin. One keeps returning to something that once gave them a feeling […]

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Character & Capability

In my early 20’s, I (Joel) received a simple, yet powerful revelation during a time of prayer and fasting. It’s been a guiding compass ever since. Here’s the gist of what I experienced: In my mind, I saw a sports car racing up a freshly paved mountain road. The car quickly ascended the twisting highway with […]

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Captivating Communication (part 2)

Downloading Videos FREE! So where do you find thousands of videos you can download for free? My favorite place to go is  With literally millions of videos posted, you’re bound to find some media that’s relevant to your message. And one great thing about YouTube is that you can search topically (just like […]

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