Stories | I Thought I Needed a Snow Day

After a long week and a fun-yet-energy-zapping Christmas event, I was tired. I longed to wake up to email alerts from Wood-TV8 telling me that church was closed. I was like the kid in elementary school wearing his boxers inside out as a “rain dance” to...

Life | The Risk of Community

A few months ago, Jenna and I were sitting in the living room. The kids had gone to bed, and we were talking about community, specifically the community into which we were invited. We liked these people. Still we wondered if we were ready to take the plunge into...
Life | A crazy morning and an awesome volunteer

Life | A crazy morning and an awesome volunteer

I was just doing my morning rounds when a preschool volunteer comes towards me, hands dripping with blood. “Taye fell, and he’s bleeding pretty bad.” Cue adrenaline rush. Sure enough. It’s bad, emergency room bad. I run and find Jenna. I pull her out of church and...

Life | Run Into His Arms

“You see, children loved Jesus, and they knew they didn’t need to do anything special for Jesus to love them. All they needed to do was to run into his arms. And so that’s just what they did. “Well, after all the laughing and games, Jesus turned to his helpers and...
Adoption | One Year

Adoption | One Year

One year ago today, we met this little guy for the first time: I remember hardly recognizing him. We’d only seen these staged pictures of him that our agency sent us. He appeared big. In person, he was the opposite. He was small and frail. Vulnerable. He walked out...

A Prayer for Undivided Hearts

Andy led us this weekend in praying this simple yet profound prayer during worship for our Undivided Heart series. I can’t get it out my head as it’s rather wrecking me. Righteous Father, we who own more than we use, proclaim more than we experience, and...

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