LENT
LENT

Today is a weird day. Today is Valentine’s Day. Today is Ash Wednesday. While many of us know what Valentine’s Day is, we may be a little fuzzy on what Ash Wednesday is. In a nutshell, Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lent season marked...

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S T O R M
S T O R M

Things have settled down. We’re back to normal. I can’t tell if that’s good or bad. Of course, I’m glad we have power. I’m grateful for water I don’t have to boil. I’m glad I don’t have to wait all day to get gas in my car. But, during the...

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Birthday
Birthday

When you’re young every birthday is monumental. As you get older there are gaps between the important ones. 100, 90, 80, 75, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 21, (set, hike!)18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and of course 1 Now, I’m not...

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Reading Plan
Reading Plan

You’re doing something pretty awesome by committing to read the Book of Mark. It’s the original story of Jesus’ life and it’s pretty short and sweet. As you journey through, remember you’re not alone. If you get to...

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Thankful
Thankful

I once met this family in Arkansas. The patriarch’s name is Bob, he and his wife, Doris, had a son named Bobby and a daughter named Jeannie. Jeannie married a football-player-turned-nurse named Bob. Jeannie and Bob had a son named James Robert...

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Doors
Doors

During the Grassroots Gospel series, we looked at this one passage that just perplexed me. I struggled with it for awhile. It was such an odd passage. It was a story of a simple prison break. Now, I realize that miraculous...

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MOVE
MOVE

I have a brother who is not small. By not small, I mean like he’s really not small. He’s whatever the opposite of really small is. You use whatever term you’d like. You wouldn’t be wrong. We were getting on a flight one time with my entire...

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SOAK

Recently, I decided on short notice to start training for the Honeymoon Half Marathon. I clearly was late to the training game. In my typical fashion, I just started training as hard and fast as I could. I didn’t really have the luxury of time...

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LAUNCH
LAUNCH

My father died when I was 9. My dad was a musician. He was the creative type, an extrovert, an otter / lion (if you’re the type who enjoys those personality tests that equate you with random animals). When I was 21, my mom began thinking about...

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