Why Church is Filled with Messed Up Folks

Why Church is Filled with Messed Up Folks

Lately it has come to my attention that people are not attending church for various reasons. One in particular has been revealing itself to me more often as of late: I can’t go to church because the people are being too worldly, or are not being very Christian....
Honoring the Story I’m Too Busy to Hear

Honoring the Story I’m Too Busy to Hear

I’m pretty busy. I think it’s safe to assume you are, too, and that you are probably skimming this on a quick break from whatever you’re in the midst of. I’m honored and blessed that this caught your eye, and that you’re taking the time to read it. I encourage you to...
HOSPITALITY in a Post-Modern World

HOSPITALITY in a Post-Modern World

Have you ever gone on a multi-state road trip with the family? Other than stuff to entertain the kids, what are some of the really important details you secure before you leave? For me, it’s car, cooler, snacks, gas, wallet. Having those assurances squared away gives...
Two Year Olds Cure Patience

Two Year Olds Cure Patience

Me: “Son, come lay down so I can put your diaper on!” Son: “NO!” Me: “Does daddy need to come get you?” Son: “NO!” Me: *Grabs son, lays him on the floor* “Hold still, buddy.” Son: *Wiggles, slips hold, and vanishes down the hall* Me: *Trying desperately not to lose my...
What Do You Really Love?

What Do You Really Love?

What we love affects who we are now, but our intellect allows us to spin that internal reality for an external audience. When we age, that capacity decreases. Our filters breakdown and then dissolve altogether. The people around us are directly exposed to the person...
How to Give Your Family Your Best

How to Give Your Family Your Best

The last couple weeks have been pretty stressful. Due to some unforeseen complications, the publisher I work for had to let an employee go—an employee who, unfortunately, was my support staff. In an effort to keep projects from stalling, I jumped in to take care of...
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