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Moses, ‘Mandments, & Toenail Polish

If you tuned in last week, you know that Advent has come to the Franks house. And even though we started off rough, we’ve persevered, stuck through, and endured more eye rolls and off-the-wall...

Serving Beyond Self

I’ve long told you that we have some of the best volunteers at any church, anywhere. In full disclosure, lots of pastors at lots of churches say that, but the difference is it’s really...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don’t Want to See Real Poverty. (via @Gizmodo) Sometimes I’m not so proud to be an American. For those of you worried that the presence of heating and...

Appearances Matter

Like a lot of people, I like to get away from the craziness of the office from time to time and retreat to one of my local “mobile sites” to catch up on email,...

Putting a Dent in Advent

I’ll start this post with a couple of confessions: Confession #1: I stink at family devotions. Like, stink at ’em. Not “we could get better. Last year we only memorized Leviticus, this year we’re going...

Thursday Three For All: Thanksgiving Edition

Thursday Three For All: Thanksgiving Edition

Behind the Scenes of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (via @AOLJobs) I thought it was just about holding on to some balloons. Macy’s has standards and no smoking, eating, drinking or gum chewing are permitted once in...

A Tale of Two Relationships

There are two businesses that I frequent on a regular basis. (And by “regular” I mean “compulsive.”) These are different businesses, with two different product lines, two different bottom lines. Both businesses are great....

Flashback Friday: A Thanksgiving Parable

Flashback Friday: A Thanksgiving Parable

I’m dialing the archives back five years today. Enjoy a tip o’ the pilgrim’s hat to next week’s holiday: The obvious guests for the celebration would have to be the Indians; so instrumental were...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

Why It Matters What Outsiders Think. (via @davidcmathis) David Mathis hits it out of the park again. (Earlier I linked to his previous post, A Reason To Really Be Offended.) Paul prominently mentions “outsiders”...

Customer Loyalty Programs and the Church

I thought this article from Help Scout was pretty interesting. The skinny: researchers examined the effect of customer loyalty programs on…you guessed it…customer loyalty. The test involved handing out two sets of “free carwash”...