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The Power of 3

“oh my gosh!” “That’s so weird!” “Did my wife call you?” These are the phrases I often hear on a Sunday morning. Sometimes with a smirk or a smile. Occasionally by an honestly befuddled guest. But more often by broken people through tear-filled eyes. They often gaze for a moment or two past what is […]

I Did A Strange Thing Last Week

  There is a mosque about a block away from the house where I grew up, the only mosque for miles. I remember Fridays, that Islamic holy day, watching our quiet neighborhood streets fill with cars that could not fit the small lot. Men with close-cropped beards and smart, professional clothes. Women in their colorful, […]

Power of Three

Tuesday night we had an awesome time at Elevate.  Elevate is our quarterly volunteer night.  We had such a good attendance we ran out of food!  Chewbacca heard it was “star wars night” and even made an appearance!  It was a ton of fun because Discovery has the absolutely most incredible volunteers!  Men and women […]

The Mystery of the Ordinary

I don’t know who to credit for the phrase “mystery of the ordinary.”  I can’t believe that I’d be the first to pen these words.  But it is true that we frequently find the unusual in the most ordinary of places.  I’m also reminded of the phrase “hiding in plain sight” – NOT an original […]

Today I Lied

Right after I taught on truth.  I told my son an untruth.  The very moment I said it I believed it, so maybe it doesn’t count as a lie.  It was a few minutes later I realized I was so very wrong. We were riding in the car discussing football practice.  I said to my […]

Truly an Incredible Invitation …

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.  Matthew 18:19 What if we were to agree? What would we agree for? We have this incredible invitation from Jesus followed by a mind blowing promise… that God will do it. […]

Holiday Doormat?

$12 dollar personalized holiday doormat? Last week I received an online coupon for a holiday doormat. I laughed at the title. A holiday doormat? Man, I certainly can feel like that sometimes. Everybody seems to have high expectations this time of year. Sadly those expectations come at somebody’s expense – MINE! It’s exhausting. Nobody knows […]

All In

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. John 4:34-36 My prayer for you this morning: May you commute different […]

back to real life…

It’s Monday, the weekend is over – back to real life… Yet, let’s not forget the moments where God has moved. Let’s wear these moments like armor into the week of real life. Today: Remember whose it is: The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it […]