Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s been a heavy week with heartbreaking news coming from all over the globe. As I hear of earthquakes and riots and death and despair, I’m reminded that these aren’t just headlines. These are the homes of friends who are living and serving in …

Published: 3 years ago

Monday Matters

It’s Monday. Normally we reserve this day for moping, griping, and slugging along, reviewing the weekend and ticking off tasks for the week ahead. Mondays aren’t on anyone’s list of top three days of the week. Friday? We got that one covered. Saturday? You betcha. …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: Target or Mindset?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! I just wrapped up a phone call with an old friend who is a pastor in another state. He’s serving at a …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)   A Year Ago Today We Got A …

Published: 3 years ago

The Unseen

They’re all around us. Every weekend, they show up early and stay late. Driving rain, blazing sun, falling snow, gusting wind. It doesn’t matter. Whatever the weather, no matter the season, they’re there. Unloading trailers. Setting up tables. Sweeping off sidewalks and unfolding chairs …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: Connected vs Committed

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Our church is full of connected people. Maybe they visited for the first time last Sunday. Maybe they only show up at Easter and …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)   Jesus Doesn’t Need Our Protection. (via @_MichaelKelley) Our society …

Published: 3 years ago

Self-Talk & the Gospel

I love it when secular writers stumble across sacred truths. Whether reading a business book, a customer service blog, or a Harvard Business Review article, you’ll occasionally spot snippets of divine wisdom in the middle of routine prose. But Seth Godin…oh boy, did Seth Godin …

Published: 3 years ago

Five Loaves vs the Four Year Old

On Sunday afternoon I had an impromptu lunch date with my daughter. And by “lunch date,” I mean Zaxby’s on the back porch while pollen coated our chicken fingers in a lovely shade of yellow. During lunch, I asked Haven what she’d been learning …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: If It’s Not Ministry, Don’t Do It

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Far too much of what keeps us busy in the church has nothing to do with ministry. Committee meetings. Building projects. …

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