7 Affirmations

September 1, 2017 - Blog

In 78 days, I will step into a whole new world. Knowing this, I wrote 7 principles I’ll seek to live by as a husband and a father.  Obviously I know I’m a bonehead sometimes and I’ll jack this up occasionally, but as I grow into…

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Some People Left

August 31, 2017 - Blog

I have a hard time when people leave. Maybe its my orphan past or some other insecurity? I don’t know! But I do know that one of the most challenging pieces of pastoring for me is continuing to stay focused and encouraged even when it…

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Dear Twenty Somethings

August 28, 2017 - Blog

On a previous post, someone asked me “If you could tell all the 20 somethings anything at all about starting this journey into life and adulthood. What would it be?” Here’s the short answer. Slow down. Your twenties are foundational for the rest of your…

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10 Questions

August 28, 2017 - Blog

#1 – When Did You Begin Following Jesus? I became a Christian when I was in 9th grade while living at the Falcon Children’s Home. My decision to follow Jesus was largely influenced by a man named Mark, who worked at the Children’s Home. But…

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Quick Letter About #HereForGood

August 27, 2017 - Blog

Hey Oasis! Today marks ONE YEAR since we launched our #HereForGood project, a 24 month initiative focused on establishing permanence in the town of Holly Springs! And it’s time to celebrate!!! We are ON TARGET to reach our financial goals for the project. In the…

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The Last Time I Watched Porn

August 23, 2017 - Blog

First of all, let me say this: This blog post is NOT intended to make you or anyone else feel guilty. If you are already feeling some shame just at the mention of the word, “porn” then let me invite you to stop right here…

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Oasis Eclipse

August 21, 2017 - Blog

SYZYGY Yeah, you’ve never heard that word before have you? The word syzygy is an obscure astronomical term that refers to an alignment in a straight line of 3 celestial bodies bound by gravity. Today, we will all see a syzygy right before our eyes….

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7 Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals & Announcements

August 15, 2017 - Blog

#1 – One Service, 10am When we moved from the Middle School to the High School last November, I was on the fence about doing two services vs. one service on Sunday mornings. We knew the High School was VERY large and we could literally…

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An Open Letter To Oasis

July 26, 2017 - Blog

Good morning, Oasis! I wanted to take a moment to give a quick shout out to each one of you who makes Oasis happen—our volunteers! Thank you for allowing God to work through you to make a difference in the lives of so many people….

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Logging Back In

July 18, 2017 - Blog

I logged out about a month ago. I stopped preaching. I stopped leading. I stopped worrying about the day to day things related to Oasis. I stopped posting stuff on facebook and instagram…I just logged out.  I’ll be honest. I have mixed feelings about my…

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