You aren’t going to be alone.

If you had trained a team that was heading to a storm-devastated area, you’d give them as much information as you could. You’d put them through experiences that would help them understand what they would be facing. You’d prepare their hearts for the responses of the people they were going to help. You’d explain the […]

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Starting a Spirited conversation.

10. Define personality as pertains to deity. I first read that essay topic fifteen years ago. It was on the application I was completing as part of the process to be ordained. I had no idea what it meant. I mean, I knew what all the words meant. But strung together in that way, I […]

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Faulty voices

We were fresh out of college and went off to the big city. Our first real jobs were exciting – and stretching. My buddy invited me to join him for church one Sunday. He was part of a televangelist-focused megachurch. The main preacher loved the spotlights and glory that came with his position. The wall […]

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Being a servant means lots of standing still

People talk about serving God. They talk about wanting to serve God. We spend a lot of time and words doing things that we think are a service to God. As I was talking to some friends about learning how each of us is best made to serve God, I started thinking less about serving […]

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Elevator speech

“The son of man has come to seek and save the lost.” That was how Jesus summarized his work one day shortly before he was murdered.  He was sitting in the house of a rich man. He had invited himself over. The rich man had just committed half of his resourced to the poor. He […]

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