Making Sense of the Myriad

The last three weeks have been a fantastic opportunity to engage with thousands of people in our journey to better understand how to live as disciples of Jesus. One thing I have learned for sure is the frustration cycle that occurs with a resolution approach in the new year. One breakthrough that seems common is that the myriad of different compartments that we see as our...

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Divergence

There are some things that become more obvious over time as they move apart and become more pronounced: the move from laundry powder to liquid, the preference for texting over talking, and parks for dogs and people versus just parks for people. Hopefully, you get my drift. Divergence seems like a natural and evolutionary process sometimes and then sometimes is seems more...

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Different

For what its worth, I thought it would be interesting to ponder aloud the possibilities of living differently. After all, 2017 is not 2016 and never will be. For some of us, that is a source of joy and relief and for others that may be a source of grief and despair. The reality is that we have entered a different time and space. The bigger question is, “Will we...

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A Future with Hope

A future with hope! Isn’t that the real motivation for our New Year’s resolutions? We make them thinking, somehow, we can make things better in at least one area of our life in the coming year and that gives us hope! God used the Apostle Paul greatly both in his earthly ministry planting churches all across Eurasia and in his divinely-inspired writings. 2...

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Someday at Christmas

Riding along in the car this week I heard an oldie but goodie. Stevie Wonder recorded Someday at Christmas in 1967 with the Funk Brothers, which I guess dates me. I still very much enjoy the original version by Stevie W to this day. The song, after half a century, still attracts the likes of Andra Day, Alicia Keys, and Justin Bieber to try their hand and belt out this...

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The Gift of Family

One of the most joyful elements of the Christmas season for me is time spent with family. The photo is an image of this years family gathering which fueled great conversations, memories made, and an abundance of stories chocked full of laughter. Equally important is the time spent remembering, often with tearful expressions, the trying times that God has seen us through....

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