Interruptions

Chances are you checked your calendar this morning making mental notes of your meetings and appointments. You probably have an idea of what your day will look like. And if you’re like me, you don’t always welcome interruptions. I was reading a story about Jesus this morning from Matthew 9. He was approached by a […]

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The Proposal

My son Zack recently got engaged. He prayed and planned, dreamed and schemed, and finally popped the question in a very romantic and creative fashion.    Marital customs are very different today than they were in the 1st century.    The path that led down the isle would begin with two fathers talking about a […]

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The Story of St. Patrick

Imagine being kidnapped as a teenager. You are taken far from home to a land where you don’t understand the culture or even speak the language.  You’re sold to a man and taken to his home. And through a series of gestures, grunts, and pictures you finally realize you will be spending most of the […]

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My Mentor on Grace

We were serving together at a traditionally strong and healthy church. I was still very young and learning what it meant to lead. One day we were talking about the personality of congregations. Some love a harsh presentation from the pulpit…a hefty dose of bad news before we get the good news. Some like to […]

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