10 Ways to Avoid a Comparison Trap

Last Sunday Pastor Dan gave 10 ways to avoid a comparison trap in your life. As this series wraps up this coming Sunday, check out these 10 points and see which will most help you stay away from the trap! 1. Celebrate others’ successes. When you begin to celebrate other people’s

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Why Jesus Died at 33

Growing up, my pastor’s son always joked that he wasn’t going to get married until he turned 33. Why? His response was always the same. “That’s the age Jesus took up his cross, so I figure I’ll wait to do the same!” I always thought that was pretty clever. But

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Don’t Take a Break!

If there’s one phrase that has perplexed me more than any other, it’s this one: “I need a break.” When I was in college, I had a girlfriend tell me that. I didn’t really understand it. Are we together or are we not?! Turns out…we weren’t. It was a way

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Stop Giving Out Halloween Candy

Stop passing out Halloween Candy! That’s right, I said it. Like any good pastor would, right?! Well, not so fast… Some would say Christians shouldn’t celebrate Halloween. We agree. Don’t celebrate it – use it! Use it as a great opportunity to reach out and build relationships that aren’t possible

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How to Not Die

Things change so quickly, and simply typing that statement makes me feel like an old fart. But it’s true! Take this for example: in 2004 I signed up for my facebook account. It was only available to college students with certain email addresses. So I had a few dozen “friends”

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How to Leave Your Church

When OneLife started six years ago, our desire was to attract people who didn’t go to church already. But yet every single Sunday I meet a first time guest who tells me they are here looking for a “new” church because of something that happened at their “old” church. Most

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Hope from Oregon Tragedy

Yesterday our nation was stunned once again with the news of a mass shooting. Nine college students were killed at an Oregon community college in the midst of their Thursday afternoon class. But yet the news of this tragedy took a unique turn from the all-too-many news reports we’ve heard of these

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A Response to Abortion

This week the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion gained tons of media attention, and led to a very important response that is also gaining recognition in the form of the hashtag #ShoutYourAdoption. At first, I just perused the varying posts to see what was being said on each side. And then it hit

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Mission Team Update

OneLife sent a team to the Dominican Republic this week to serve alongside Love Serves International in helping local churches there reach out to their communities and to help build a community ministry center. Communication from the remote location where they are serving is very limited, but we know that

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Six for Six

I can’t wait to celebrate OneLife’s sixth birthday on Sunday! (PS…don’t forget to bring a present! Not for us but for our community! Click here to see what!) It got me thinking, what are my six favorite memories from the past six years? Here they are! Our first day. I’ll

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