Published: 5 years ago

The Bus Is Coming

I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t have two dozen witnesses. I was at a lunch last weekend with my two oldest sons and a small army of friends from our First Impressions Team. We were at a local fast food joint on …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Engage Or Get Out

Yet another sub-standard customer service experience yesterday made me think of this post. What are your worst customer experiences? Comment below. Being a customer service hero doesn’t take any extraordinary skills, but it does take engagement. Look people in the eye. Let your conversation …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Good stuff. Bite sized. Global Food Disparity. A Photo Diary. Absolutely stunning. Thanks to my friend Jason Luna for the link. Traveling to 24 countries, from Greenland, Chad, and Japan to Germany, Guatemala, and the United States, Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio photographed 30 families …

Published: 5 years ago

CD Review: Jesus In My Place

There’s a possibility that I’m about to tell you a story that I’ve told you before. But I’m a pastor and that’s allowed. When I was in 8th grade, the band director from the local high school came to our middle school cafeteria for …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Stuff I’ve been digging over the last seven days…all in one place for your hyperlinked pleasure: A Challenge for Dads on the Way Home Today. Michael Kelley is the real deal. If you’re a working father (and that shouldn’t be an oxymoron), this’ll be the …

Published: 5 years ago

Template It

Regular readers of this blog know that there’s nothing necessarily regular about this blog. Some days we talk about Bibley things, some days we talk about family things, some days we talk about guest servicey things. But today we talk about productivity things. So …

Published: 5 years ago

Guarding Against the Grumbling

I’ve been hanging out a lot in Exodus lately, which is undoubtedly one of my favorite books of the Bible. Behind 1 Timothy. But ahead of Malachi. Maybe tied with Genesis. Definitely more attention grabbing than Leviticus. I love Exodus because of the narrative, …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Raising Pansies

On the fifth day I kick back and pull up something from the archives. Here’s today’s contribution: Since you have three sons, what are you doing to make sure your sons don’t grow up to be wimpy pansies? Let’s get one thing straight: I’ll …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

The Quietest Place On Earth Will Drive You Insane Within 45 Minutes. Okay. I don’t want to go insane. Can I stay in there for 44? ‘When it’s quiet, ears will adapt. The quieter the room, the more things you hear. You’ll hear your heart …

Published: 5 years ago

Two Pictures. A Thousand Words. One Huge Weekend.

18 services. 8,036 in attendance. 181 baptisms. One amazing God. And the gospel in four words: Jesus in my place. [photo credit: Blair Graham] [photo credit: Kimberly Naranjo]

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