I remember days gone by, where my son would crawl up on a chair or sofa, jump off into my arms. He would crawl back up over and over again, squealing joyfully... Do it again Daddy! Do it again! When I was a freshman in college, I went off to Bible college, wild-eyed and ready … Continue reading Do it again…
Sunday night, we kicked off a brand new, two week Christmas series with your students. "Christmas in Disguise" is designed to talk about the stuff we don't often talk about around the holidays - the messy stuff. It is all about those awkward moments that don't feel much like the hope and joy that Jesus … Continue reading Christmas in Disguise: Week 1
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give … Continue reading Good Gifts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Ifd4j81OM I am a fan of AT&T's current ad campaign. Who doesn't love kids saying hilarious things on TV? The newest commercial began airing recently and I found it less funny yet more profound. Maybe unintentionally AT&T is onto something here with our New Year's Revolutions. Several years ago, I jumped on board with my … Continue reading One Word for 2014
Have you ever been in a situation where you know the next move you are supposed to make but you are waiting on timing? You're living in the balance of waiting on God and stepping out in faith. I've been there. I am currently there. Honestly, I don't have the answers. As a matter of … Continue reading Is it planning or worry?
When we're young we look forward to birthdays. They are filled with parties, sleep overs, gifts and friends. The older we get, the more they change. Today is my 35th birthday. The last several weeks have been filled with opportunities to think about where I've been, where I am and where I go from here. … Continue reading If 35 year old me could talk to 25 year old me
I never realized how hard it was to be a part of the Church as a single adult until I went through a divorce and became one. When I worked full-time on church staffs, I honestly never thought about our programming implications for singles. We programmed for families, marrieds, even seniors but never singles. Looking … Continue reading Singling Out