Seven things I don’t like about following Jesus

I’m a Christian. I make no bones about that and hide that from no one. I went to the world’s largest Christian university and have two different degrees from there. I worked on staff at a church for 4.5 years. Now that I own my own business, almost 70% of...

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So you got fired. Now what?

I’m less than a decade into the full time work force, but one thing I’ve learned is this:   At some point, you’re probably going to get fired.    Getting fired comes in many different ways. Often times you get called into an office and walk out with...

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The best gift you can get your wife this Valentine’s Day

I’m not even going to beat around the bush with this one. I won’t even make some lofty statement to try to intrigue you to read the rest of this post. I’ll go ahead and tell you the answer:   Learn her love language.   Seriously.   It’s that simple.    If you...

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The six word prayer every dad should pray every day

I’m a jerk.    Ask anyone who knows me and most of them will have a story of how I’ve been a jerk to them and had to later come back and apologize for it. It’s not something I’m proud of. I work really hard to not be a jerk but inevitably I...

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How one word can change the way you view other people

One of the things I’m most grateful for in life is that my parents raised me to appreciate people. My dad was almost militant in making sure I said please and thank you not only to my elders, but everyone I came in contact with. It annoyed me then but I’m...

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A letter to my hair (before it leaves me forever)

Dear Hair, I always knew it would come to this. Since I was young, I looked at my dad and his dad and knew one day we would have to say goodbye to each other. Thankfully that moment isn’t here quite yet, but I thought it’d be good for us to both prepare for it in...

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The three types of relationships every guy has

At the core of everything in life are relationships. Technology may be changing this, but the basic truth is that everything we do revolves around other people. Our spouse. Our kids. Our boss. Our clients Our parents. Our friends. Our coworkers. Our pizza delivery...

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How to make work suck less this year

This month starts my third year owning my own business. Before going out on my own, I worked a job for 4.5 years where I had five different bosses over those 4.5 years. By the time I left, we’d gone through significant leadership changes and I didn’t fit the...

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A letter to everyone with different beliefs than me

Hi. I’m Jonathan. I’m a white, 30-year-old husband, dad of two, home owner, and business owner. I grew up in a middle class bedroom town made up of 90% white people. When I was a junior in high school, someone asked my principal how many black people went to our...

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