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Were You There?

This week our church has been holding Vacation Bible School for the neighborhood. The team has a done a great job. My job was to do skits. I get asked to do skits a lot. So this time around, I did something a little different. I asked my kids to do the skits with me.

It’s been so fun.

Here is us as the Tres Amigos

Man. I’ve done a lot of program in my life, but doing it with your kids takes programming to whole ‘nother level.

We also did this “News Show” where Anna Rose was...


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Giving Up Yes for Lent

This piece was originally published at The Well.

Teddy Roosevelt’s quote rings often in my ears:

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win...


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Epiphany and Competing Calendars: #thestruggleisreal

An earlier version of this article was published at The Well.

A couple of weeks into Advent, I realized that our best-laid plans for living...


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The Time I Heard a Curse Word in Church

I was scheduled to speak on a Sunday night for a new church client, and as is customary for me I attended their morning...


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Celebrity Pastors – Say What?

Over the past few years I have noticed a disturbing trend with so-called “celebrity pastors” – the trend actually isn’t related to them, but...


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A Pastor Case Study

In this ministry there are often themes that continue to present themselves no matter the location, denomination, or style of the church. One that...


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Experiencing God in the Ordinary

When is the last time you took a few moments and enjoyed the simple pleasure of a sunrise or sunset? How long has it...


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Let the Little Children Come…to Worship

I have my doubts. Some days more than others. When a well-meaning person leaned over after worship to ask if my children had recently...


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Books as Tonic

How do you care for yourself? How do you cope with the messiness, stress, or busyness of life? Do you have regular habits that...

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Single on Sundays – Five Lessons Learned

I am a single mom on Sundays. My kids are 5 and 6, and my husband is a pastor. I love the church. But...
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