Published: 8 years ago

Broken People

I’ve been with a lot of hurting people this week. Failed marriages, derailed relationships, deeply-entrenched sin, broken dreams, disturbing doctor’s reports, addictions that seemingly can’t be kicked. There’s one thing that serves as a common denominator for each of these broken people, and that’s …

Published: 8 years ago

Audience Participation

Okay gang, you’ve been quiet as of late.  Maybe 121 baptisms don’t excite you the way they excite me.  Maybe you don’t think a prayer cross is funny.  Maybe pictures of ducks don’t elicit the response I thought they might. And yes, I’ve already …

Published: 8 years ago

Stories From The Tank

On Sunday we baptized 121 people at the Summit.  It was a very, very cool day, but days like that always bring questions… Why did you do it that way? Is that even biblical? Seriously?  J.D. preached in swim trunks and a tie? Doesn’t …

Published: 8 years ago

The Baptism Report

I’ve had my snarky friends remind me for the past 24 hours that I am a blogger in a Twitter world and that my tardiness in passing along numbers is a reflection of my real-time lameness.  Oh sure, they’ve been posting numbers and tweeting …

Published: 8 years ago

Our Father Who Art In Retail…

I saw this ad on TV the other night and I have six words for you: 163 shopping days until my birthday.  Somebody’s gotta get me one of these. Favorite moments: :26 – the little girl proving that she is indeed hooked on phonics. …

Published: 8 years ago

Be. Aggressive. Be, Be Aggressive

Anybody else have that cheer at your high school?  That might have been my second-to-least favorite cheer that our girls had, coming in only after “It’s hot, it’s hot, it’s hot in here…there must be a hawk in the atmosphere.”  Of course, I went …

Published: 8 years ago

Tell the Why

I was reminded this week about the power of the Why.  We’ve talked about the Why here before, but this week was a fresh memory jog that you can never tell the story too much. Pastor J.D. says that when you’re sick of repeating …

Published: 8 years ago

Town Hall for Hope

Last Wednesday I watched in fascination as millions of Americans took to the streets to participate in “tea parties” – their official stamp of disapproval on paying taxes.  I realized that if this pastor gig doesn’t work out, I’d really like to get a …

Published: 8 years ago

It’s a Great Day to be a…

When I arrived at the office this morning, this guy* and one of his friends were waiting on me.  I know it’s dreary and rainy and somebody out there is making cracks about building a boat, but come on.  A duck in the middle of …

Published: 8 years ago

50 Word Week: What I’ve Learned

Today we wrap up 50 Word Week on the blog.  The title and this paragraph don’t count.  Fifty words begin…now. Here’s what I’ve learned at the end of 50 Word Week: You can crank out five 50 word posts in less than ten minutes. …

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