Monthly Archives: August 2011

Children Need Fidelity

I fell asleep thinking about the statistic, and woke up thinking about it some more – eighty percent of young, unmarried Christians have had sex, 64 percent have done so within the last year and 42 percent are in a … Continue reading

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An accumulation to wholeness…..

Eugene Peterson offers a unique perspective on worship – I love the way he reminds us of the gathering/hemming/pulling it in that takes place when we pause and bow our heads. We are not too busy to do this, worship … Continue reading

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Service vs. Relationship

In the world of children at risk, this is an active tension, one that cannot be ignored. We must face it and address it. It is a tension we must approach with creativity and grace – it is Jesus in … Continue reading

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So unique…..

I had a chance this summer to speak with a fun group of high schoolers, and together we explored this notion of spiritual giftings. I think it is critically important to remember that our gifts were given for the common … Continue reading

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What are you holding in your hands?

As readers of this blog space will remember, we have spent quite a bit of time considering the Parable of the Talents – you can follow those posts from the category on the right. I had moved many of those … Continue reading

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Moving between two times…..

We’re celebrating fifteen years of life with our second son today – he was up at 3am and off on a birding adventure with his father and brother. I awoke the second time to a gentle rain and a “Grandma … Continue reading

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Children Need Nature

God’s glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon. Madame Day holds classes every morning, Professor Night lectures each evening. Their words aren’t heard, their voices aren’t recorded, but their silence fills the earth: unspoken truth is everywhere. … Continue reading

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Just one canvas…..

Good morning! I’m slowly finding my readers again, I lost quite a few when I went on “summer siesta”. Our school year has already started, but I know many of you are still saying goodbye to your summer days – … Continue reading

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Children Need Frames

The coming months are taking shape, the canvas is wide and open and mostly BLANK. I’m opening up a second office space this week, and as I sit here and look at all these blank walls and blank bulletin boards … Continue reading

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Framing the coming school year…..

Life is still swirling around here – end of summer melted into the first week of school and it will still take some time for everything to sift down as we find the “new normal” for this coming year. I … Continue reading

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