Author Archives: Shawn Naylor

Learning Leadership

Featured Columnist Shawn Naylor “Leadership is the act of serving in such way that others will follow” says Tim Coles, the National Director of Youth For Christ. Ever since I was young, I was interested in leadership, but I was never “ready” for leadership. Personally, I don’t think that one is ever fully ready. I, […]

4 After 4

         As I sit here desperately waiting for my wife to return from her trip (she was a part of the band the at the GenReal conference in Kansas City) I quickly noticed a lot of things in her absence during the past four days. I wonder if this is what she […]

Learning from Each other

A response to: How the New Christian left is twisting the Gospel The Church and Christians have made great stride in being culturally relevant. But in this stride some have over shot the intended target. For myself, the intended target in an open dialogue where we can actually disagree but still show love. When faced […]

Flat Tire

The family and I were rushing to get to my in-laws for Christmas. What a hectic day, I already had to leave work early and go to the hospital with my kids. Ezra had fallen and was showing concussion like symptoms but was later cleared. On the way to in-laws we got caught in a […]

Ezra’s Pain

        I was at my in-laws house. My oldest son, Ezra, who is two years old was being all kinds of fussy and I had no idea why. Then my wife realized that Ezra had his second molars coming in and he couldn’t cope with the pain anymore. So like any good father I wanted […]

All in A Football Life

In a chat with a great friend I had an epiphany about football and life. I realized that football (Any high level sport. This includes skateboarding just to be clear!) is the perfect outline to living a successful and purposed life, which ultimately leads to fulfillment. Hear me out even if you are not an […]

Dream Chaser(Series): “Living the Dream”

When it comes to the Dream the best state to be in is “living the Dream”. So many people get distracted, or derailed while living the Dream, and forget that God is on our side. Know that God fights our battles, and that God is the ultimate redeemer. #HeRedeems. Living the dream means understanding that there is a process, […]

Dream Chaser (Series): “Trusting the Dream”

Trust is always a scary word because it demands that you give someone or something completely over to someone or something and in the process hand over all control. That is trust. Trust is always easy when things are going accord to the plan. But when things are not going according to the plan this where trust is […]