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Donald Miller Words, Indeed

The text of Donald Miller’s closing benediction from Monday night at the Democratic National Convention.   “Father God, This week, as the world looks on, help the leaders in this room create a civil dialogue about our future. We need you, God, as individuals and also as a nation. We need you to protect us […]

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Outside of Books

In this space, I mention a lot of books that I read. And, I read a lot of books. This summer, however, I’m spending some time away from books; save Grisham’s The Brethren and Heim’s The Depth of Riches. So, instead of books, I’m offering up some alternatives for those of you looking for something […]

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Off The Tracks

Do ever feel as if your life has come off the tracks? Right now, there are hints of derailment going on at our home. First, my wife, Rochelle pulled her Achilles and is in the third week of a six week confinement to a boot and crutches. Second, her mother, who was here to help […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day. As I was playing with my daughters earlier I realized that they are what makes me a father, and they are the reason I want to be a good father. Chris Rock once said that father’s of daughters have one job: “to keep their daughters off the pole.” Obviously there is […]

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Felt Board Basics

This Sunday I’m beginning a sermon series entitled, Felt Board Basics: Rediscovering the Tales Told to Jesus. The impetus for the series comes from reading Old Testament Bible stories to my two young daughters, Malia and Katharine. Indeed, these are the same stories that shaped a young boy named Jesus who couldn’t get enough of […]

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