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I'm not a Parent yet, butI’m not a parent yet, but someday I would like to be.  Over the last few years of marriage, my wife and I have noticed when parents do something awesome and verbally tell each other, “we need to make sure we’re like that.”  Last night I had the chance of having another one of those moments while out serving alongside some awesome people from my church. Continue Reading…

Legalism is Easy

01/16/2013

Legalism is EasyI spent most of my life being a legalist.  From a young age up until mid-college I knew the rules, kept the rules, and made up some rules.  Through no fault of my parents I became the ultimate judgmental Christian.  But to be totally honest, it was easy.  Legalism made life easier.  Continue Reading…

Hesitation for AppreciationI don’t appreciate people enough.  I try to, but for some reason I remember to appreciate people when they aren’t around and after appropriate phone calling hours.  Then when I wake up, the thought has disappeared.  I go about my life back to focusing on myself, and not taking time to thank those who contribute so much.

Working at a church means I’m constantly indebted to those who make ministry happen.  The countless volunteers who take time out of their already busy lives to greet people in the parking lot, or help organize our huge outreach events, or lead a community group each week.  I might be getting the paycheck, but those are the hands and feet of ministry.  The ones who willingly jump in with both feet and deal with the messiness of a recovery program, or a support group are the ones who deserve my thanks. Continue Reading…

What is Your Church Known ForLast Friday amidst the chaos of Black Friday shopping, I had the privilege of working alongside a bunch of volunteers from my church as we gave out coffee and hot chocolate to shoppers.  It’s one of my favorite events of the year, the giving away part, not the shopping.  Perhaps my favorite part was the people who knew who we were because we were giving out free coffee.

I love that my church is known as a generous church.

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Some Complaints about ComplainingLast Sunday in church I sat behind an amazing older couple.  The kind that stands as long as they can, claps despite not being totally on rhythm, and makes sure that anyone sitting within a quarter mile gets a handshake and smile.  But what really impressed me was the fact that in an age when so many older people complain about worship, I found a couple actually worshipping, even if they couldn’t quite get the words to the songs.  Continue Reading…