New Book: Magnetic Mindset

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New Book: Magnetic Mindset

I have done more work on my inner life this year than I have done in my previous 28 years of life combined. The areas I neglected grew into painful plants I had to, quite literally, pull up out of my life. These took the shape of health issues, destructive habits, and spiritual distance from God.

My experience in these areas, the failures I faced and successes I celebrated, led me to write this second book in the Magnetic Faith series. Magnetic Mindset is a testament to what I have learned, and a tool I hope will catapult you towards the victorious inner life God desires for you to walk in.

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Debt Free in 2018: Our Story, Progress, and Invitation To You

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Debt Free in 2018: Our Story, Progress, and Invitation To You

As I grew healthier, my wife and I began to pray differently. We prayed with more boldness, more faith. All the ridiculous challenges we faced brought us lower than we thought possible. But the experience also taught us what we could survive. It gave us a resolve we didn’t have before. It was in the midst of this inner transformation and emboldened faith that we felt led to pray for complete debt-freedom by the end of 2018.

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New Book: Magnetic Identity

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New Book: Magnetic Identity

This book is many things, but above everything else I prayerfully hope that it lights a fire. A fire in the soul of those whose faith has been thinned by life's hardships. A fire in the heart of those who want to want God more, but have felt caged by "religion". And a fire in the mind of those who believe the Bible has so much more power than we see on Sunday mornings. 

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The Pain-Pleasure Principle

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The Pain-Pleasure Principle

However, as a rule – if pain and pleasure are always linked, then you cannot get to your long-term pleasure by continually seeking short-term pleasures. It’s like trying to drive across the country but making a right turn every time the opportunity arises. It doesn’t matter how fast your drive, you’re only ever going to go in circles.

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Hebrews 9 And Overcoming Shame

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Hebrews 9 And Overcoming Shame

Dr. Jung calls it “soul eating.” Dr. Brene Brown describes it as “corroding.” Shame undresses our defenses. It leaves our most vulnerable parts out in the open and then promises something bad is going to happen. Shame is the twin brother of fear. It moves and chains in the same way. It screams lies at us until we give up, because that’s what it wants. It wants, more than anything, for us to stop. To freeze. To stop progressing, creating, loving, hoping.

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What You Won't Become

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What You Won't Become

Stop letting yourself accept less. Stop letting sin win. Stop believing the lies that have kept you stuck falling in downward spirals of shame and guilt. There is a more available to you if you are willing to take it. All it requires is that you step out into the light.

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YouVersion Reading Plans (2018)

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YouVersion Reading Plans (2018)

This year I have the pleasure of publishing 6 7-day reading plans through the YouVersion Bible app! I am so grateful for this opportunity and am excited for thousands (and prayerfully, hundreds of thousands!) of new readers to discover the extraordinary message God has for them in the lives of these Biblical characters.

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My (Ambitious Christian) Bucket List

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My (Ambitious Christian) Bucket List

I believe every person should have a bucket list - a framework of defined, clear goals and experiences they want to achieve. I know lists like these lend themselves well to my personality type. But you should ask yourself - if you don't know where you're heading, how will you get there? If you don't know where you want to end up, how will you know if you're making progress?

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9 Rules of Christian Essentialism

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9 Rules of Christian Essentialism

There are the 9 rules of essentialism I believe Christian leaders can benefit from. It’s important to remember that the practice of essentialism is not the goal itself, but rather what it can produce. Essentialism brings clarity. Clarity brings action. Action is how our faith comes alive.

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In The Valley Of The Shadow

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In The Valley Of The Shadow

I don’t know how much further through the valley of the shadow we have to go. But what I do know is that I do not travel alone. And in this journey I will have what I need. Although the threat may be constant, and at times the fear suffocating, my Shepherd will show me goodness. I will have rest even in my pain. I will have provision even in my lack. And I will have comfort even in my fear.

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2017 Report: Books Sold, Lessons Learned, Future Projects

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2017 Report: Books Sold, Lessons Learned, Future Projects

Two thousand and seventeen will certainly be a year to remember. It was my first year out of seminary and able to work full-time in a college environment. It was the year I founded my business (Faithspring Collective ltd.) and the year I completed a Certificate of Theology from Princeton. It was also another year I got to spend with my amazing wife, and watch as she continued to grow into a proud woman.

I am not where I thought I would be at this point in my career and writing, but I am somewhere good. The lessons God has been trying to teach me have been difficult. They’ve required patience, stamina, and surrender – none of which are my natural strengths. But He has reinforced in me a few key truths...

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Best 7 Books of 2017

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Best 7 Books of 2017

2017 was a year of implementation. For the past 5 years or so, I read an average of 1 book a week. I wanted to get better, to know more, and become the person God was calling me to be. I know I am closer than I was a year ago, and these 7 books played a large part in helping me get there.

In all, I read just over 40 books this year – but these were the ones that stood out. All of these have carved out a special place in my mind and heart, and I hope they might be able to do the same for you.

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How MeetEdgar Is Helping Me Reach More Target Readers

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How MeetEdgar Is Helping Me Reach More Target Readers

In order to truly reap the benefits of MeetEdgar, it has to fit into a larger overall social strategy. By having a steady stream of content, I've freed up hours of my time to engage with my audience on a deeper level. This has led to increased traffic and audience growth. It's also allowed me to (for the first time in a long time) create a content calendar so that I could remain more consistent with my output. Overall, I highly recommend you check out MeetEdgar. It's been a game-changer for me, and it could do the same for you.

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The Side-Hustle Formula: How Much Money Do You Actually Need To Make The Leap

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The Side-Hustle Formula: How Much Money Do You Actually Need To Make The Leap

After lots of thought, excel sheets, reading, and talking with fellow entrepreneurs, here are the 3 financial goals you MUST hit before taking the leap. Now, you may want to adjust these according to your situation. But I think if you keep these 3 milestones in mind when you are making your action plan, the leap will seem a lot more doable and you’ll have more resources and less stress once you finally do take the leap.

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Summer 2017 Updates

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Summer 2017 Updates

I'd love to answer any questions you have! Go ahead and ask in the comments below, and I'll do my best to answer. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. I've learned a ton in 2017, and I believe that will lead my writing to truly reach a new level in 2018.

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How To Choose A Verse For The Year (Framework Included)

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How To Choose A Verse For The Year (Framework Included)

In 2010, I began the practice of choosing 1 passage for the year and studying it in-depth for personal and spiritual growth. This has easily been one of the most transformative practices I’ve adopted. It’s helped my Bible-memorization, study habits, and ability to think Biblically about real-life situations. Below is a behind the scenes look at the practice, as well as a guide for you to begin it as well!

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Post-Its On A Picasso: How Jesus Reveals Our Worth

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Post-Its On A Picasso: How Jesus Reveals Our Worth

When we base our value on our usefulness, it’s like covering a Picasso in Post-Its. So often in the pursuit of more (earning more, creating more, becoming more) we end up sabotaging the very value we wanted to highlight. We suffocate our masterpiece in small yellow squares and ask the world to affirm us.

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