Category: Purely Personal

1Another :: Bear the Burden

At the Summit, we’re currently going through the book of Acts of Sunday morning.  Our Cannonball series is walking us through the “why” of church life.  Today is a two-fer (here’s the other post) as we wrap up...

Best Quote of Christmas Vacation

Best Quote of Christmas Vacation

The setting: Christmas morning, pulling up into my parents’ driveway. From the back seat, Austin, my eleven year old who – the last time I checked – is in the gifted program at his school,...

Convoluted Conversation

Convoluted Conversation

We just returned from the Christmas trek to Tennessee / Alabama, where we took part in what I refer to as the Biannual Festival of Awkward Small Talk (BFAST).  Okay, so I’ve never really called...

Oh Bring Me Some Figgy Pudding!

Oh Bring Me Some Figgy Pudding!

Yule Blog Week continues today…a series of really short posts that will help you get your blog fix and get back to Christmas. A couple of weeks ago I waxed rather poetically about Christmas songs I...

My Favorite Christmas Gift So Far…

My Favorite Christmas Gift So Far…

…okay, in full disclosure it’s my only Christmas gift so far, but I gotta tell ya, this will be sure to make the top three. Thanks to Leanne, my First Impressions director at the Cole Mill...

Defining Insanity

Defining Insanity

Someone once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  I’m thinking that this person had kids. In our house, we experience insanity roughly every 29 minutes.  It usually...

An Open Letter to the Lady at Target

An Open Letter to the Lady at Target

This is a little strange, since you and I never spoke.  Likely, you never even knew I was there.  Both of us were shopping in the pharmacy section; I was scoping out some cold medicine,...

The Five Stages of Sermon Prep

The Five Stages of Sermon Prep

As we say in the preaching world, Sunday is in the can.   Okay, so I’ve really never heard anyone say that in the preaching world.  Heck, I don’t even have a travel visa to...

I’ve Been Elfed

I’ve Been Elfed

Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve had a dream that I’d get elfed one day.  Well…yesterday was that day.  Check out Rick’s Cole Mill Campus blog to see for yourself. (I’m especially fond...

My PK is Smarter Than Your Boston Terrier

My PK is Smarter Than Your Boston Terrier

PKs are a dangerous breed. If you didn’t grow up in ChurchWorld, you may not know that “PK” refers to “preacher’s kid,” a term that strikes fear in the hearts of blue-haired old ladies and...

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