Published: 4 years ago

Surreal. That’s the only word that can describe the feeling in our house today. Our oldest…our firstborn…the kid who made us parents will be walking across a stage tonight to get his high school diploma. I couldn’t be prouder of the man my child …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s that time again, campers. Thursday: where I serve up the stuff that’s been rattlin’ around in my skull this week. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy…   Lighten Up, Christians, God Loves a Good Time. (via @CTMagazine, HT @_MichaelKelley) Send this to a …

Published: 4 years ago

Wedding Crashers & Weekend Services

Last weekend I attended two weddings in northern Virginia. The first I was invited to: the oldest son of our seminary besties got married, simultaneously taking the best selfie that I’ve ever personally witnessed. The second was not one that I was necessarily invited to, …

Published: 4 years ago

Flashback Friday: Take Another Look

  …when things get familiar, we tend to get sloppy. We turn inward to our own convenience rather than outward for the sake of our guests. We structure systems around our comfort rather than ease of use for someone who’s new. That’s why I’d …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Leaders Light the Way. (via @JasonYoungLive) A post by a new friend over at his newly-launched blog. If you’re a guest services geek, go ahead and add Jason to your RSS feed. Trust me. I recall being in the middle of significant changes in my …

Published: 4 years ago

The Dregs of Craigs

We’re entering into another week of shopping for a new car for our oldest son, and by “new” I mean “What can we afford if we try to sell his old car that gave up the ghost a couple of weeks ago and then combine that sale …

Published: 4 years ago

Lemonade for the Least of These

My friends, what you’re about to read is going to make you put down your electronic device and thank Jesus for the next generation. I am incredibly excited to be on the Lemonade for the Least of These bandwagon. This project was conceived, fleshed …

Published: 4 years ago

Tips for Remote Warriors

As I type, a portion of our church offices (including my own) are getting a quick paint job. Our offices are mostly populated by guys in their 20’s to 40’s, so the walls are not what you would call “pristine condition.” Sure, they started out …

Published: 4 years ago

Love What You Do…

  My firstborn, Jacob, and I grabbed lunch at a local pizza place a few days ago. Without knowing it, we were walking in to dinner and a show: a window washer who was wowing everyone in the place with his mad skills. He was …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

The Art of Reading, Remembering, and Retaining More Books. (via @Buffer) Speaking of speed-reading, you’ll have to do it to this lengthy article, but there’s some good stuff here.  I look at books as investments in a future of learning rather than a fleeting moment …

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