The dog whispers.

We’re dog-sitting for a few days while Andrew and Allie are on vacation. Chevrolet Beyoncé is small and blackish-grey. I’m not a dog person, though we’ve had a dog in our house for fourteen of the last 21 years. Shiloh was with us for thirteen years. A couple years after he was gone, Jude lived […]

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Five years, five years later.

(I first published this over five years ago, on June 24, 2010. Did any of you take my advice then? What if we started now?) “What do you want to be true of you as a leader in five years?  What do you want your wife to say about you as a church leader? What […]

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Five years

“What do you want to be true of you as a leader in five years?  What do you want your wife to say about you as a church leader? What do you want your kids to say about you as a church leader?” That’s what I asked five guys the other night. They are studying […]

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Starting backward

Some of us start writing to see what we think. As the words come, we begin to realize what was in our head. The words come in fits and starts and then in a rush. We grin and weep as we begin to understand our hearts. John didn’t write that way, at least not for […]

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