Life | On Community (again)

Life | On Community (again)

When we moved to Georgia, our biggest hurdle was community. We were leaving friends who had seen us through ups and downs and who in spite of those, loved us anyway. We were headed into what had been uncharted territory for many years: being unknown. We knew that we...

Kidmin | Community

In the past few days, I’ve received multiple emails, tweets, and text messages from kidmin leaders. They’ve shared everything from God-stories to timely prayer requests to words of encouragement. As I think back over my first years in ministry, I remember feeling like...
Church | Please… let’s not do this!

Church | Please… let’s not do this!

I know that I was rushing. I know I could have parked better. I did have to navigate around an on-coming car. AND, I was totally in the yellow lines. Perhaps, I was a teensy-weensy bit close to the car on my left. BUT, I was far enough away that I could escape without...
My neighbor is better than your neighbor.

My neighbor is better than your neighbor.

Two months ago we found out that we desperately needed a water softener: lots of sediment + dishwasher water pump = 0 clean dishes. Last week or so, we realized that our water heater was dying a slow, very painful death. Our neighbor offered to come take a look at it...

Hold the Light.

A few weeks ago I was at the library and spotted a “newish” Caedmon’s Call album. It might have been out for a long time, but I haven’t listened to the band in ages. I used to be a huge fan, so I picked it up; after all it was the library, and...
my wall and my question.

my wall and my question.

Sometimes life in general needs a good kick in the pants. We need turning points that redefine what we’re doing or at the very least remind us that we’re on the right track. I’ve been rethinking ministry lately. After reading unChurched after hearing...

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