A Busy Hiatus

I know that I’ve been silent lately on my blog (and that you have so missed hearing these echoes, right?). I promise to start writing some more thoughts about the recent transition that I’ve been experiencing in life and ministry. It’s been an emotional time, a time filled with much grace, gratitude, and reflection. I …

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Putting Life in Perspective

I’ve tried to avoid all the Tebow hoopla, but Rick Reilly’s ESPN article on Tebow can’t be ignored. Here’s the quote that stands out to me: Here you are, about to play a game that the world says is the most important thing in the world. Win and they praise you. Lose and they crush …

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Signs of homelessness

The Chicago Tribune reported on an interesting initiative to help the homeless in Chicago. By giving them clear and weatherproof signs, they are enabled to be more visible. While the motivation to give attention to them is certainly dignifying to these individuals, my only concern is that as these signs become ubiquitous, they will serve …

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Tim Tebow Effect

Ok, sorry for the frequent sports-related posts, but I thought I’d share this “guest post” by my senior pastor in his weekly column that goes out to our church folks. (I think he should start a blog, but he hasn’t yet). Enjoy! The Tim Tebow Effect Why do people have a problem with Tim Tebow? …

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Intimacy with God

Rather than offering the cold stone of past devotionals, regurgitated apologetics or someone else’s musings about the spiritual life, we [must] have bread to offer that is warm from the oven of our intimacy with God. -Ruth Haley Barton

This is why I'm in ministry

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What are you waiting for

I just recently read a simple book by Seth Godin called “Poke the Box”. There wasn’t anything that was revolutionary or mind-blowing about it, but its message stuck with me. Godin starts with the assertion, “The challenge, it turns out, isn’t in perfecting your ability to know when to start and when to stand by. …

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