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It’s Not About The Ark

It’s Not About The Ark

If Noah visited our churches today, I wonder how he would feel. I trust that he would be delighted that sweetly painted images of animals comfort children in the nursery. He would also wonder at the artistic renderings of his story from wood carvings to teapots with...

You Aren’t Trash

You Aren’t Trash

One of the new characters in the latest Toy Story movie is Forky. (Don’t worry, I promise not to ruin the ending!) Forky is a toy made by a little girl, Bonnie, at her first day of kindergarten. She is nervous and doesn’t know what to do in the busy and loud...

The Missing Link In Disciplemaking

The Missing Link In Disciplemaking

Let's start with the obvious: church leaders want to do better at making disciples than they are right now.I have conversations with pastors every week, and I rarely hear one of them say, "I think we're doing pretty well making disciples of Jesus . . . I don't think...

Just Get a ‘C’ and See How It Feels

Just Get a ‘C’ and See How It Feels

I am pretty good at doing school. I attribute it to a wicked short-term memory. Thirty minutes before English class in the eighth grade I remembered a unit vocabulary test was on the deck. Had I prepared? Not one word. But thirty minutes is a long time, so I cracked...

Top 10 Benefits of Younique for Your Church

Top 10 Benefits of Younique for Your Church

1. Outreach in work-space and life-spaceYounique bridges the gap from Sunday morning to Monday morning. People who are energized by their calling infectiously share how their faith impacts them in their workplace. Evangelism in personal relationships rises as people...

Embrace Your Life Stage

Embrace Your Life Stage

When I was growing up, my family belonged to the local YMCA. Tampa, Florida is hot and humid in the summer, and the pool at the Y was a welcome place to beat the heat and play with friends. As a kid, I thought the pool was the size of the ocean! It was deep and wide...

Wind Down and Wine

Wind Down and Wine

Wind Down and Wine: How Gospel Centered Life Design has cultivated fresh intimacy in our marriage. How do you continue to cultivate growing intimacy in the second, third and fourth decades of your marriage? This is something my bride of over twenty years and I ask...

Get Uncomfortable

Get Uncomfortable

I love my Peloton bike. My husband bought me one for Mother’s Day because he loves how happy and energized I am after a great spin workout. When I get off the bike, I feel what runners describe as a “high.” It is an inexplicable experience of anxiety slipping away,...

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