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Are You Planning?

Over the years, my family and I have gone on some wonderful family vacations. Whitewater rafting in Colorado. Frolicking in the ocean off the coast of Maine. Sea World and Epcot Center in Florida, the Grand Canyon, the Statue of … Continue reading

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Worship in the Midst of Tragedy

Awhile back, I had the opportunity to meet Cara Brovont. She’s a bubbly young Christian mom from Indiana. It didn’t take long for me to realize she had quite a story to tell. When she was just 23-years-old, married for … Continue reading

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“Yo, Queeny, Wha‘sup?”

A.W. Tozer is one of my favorite people to quote. Tozer said this: “There is grief in my spirit when I go into the average church, for we have become a generation rapidly losing all sense of divine sacredness in … Continue reading

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What Is “Normal”?

A couple years ago, our daughter had heart surgery. We didn’t even know there was a problem until she passed out. We were sitting in a restaurant in a very remote area in another country. One second Amy was talking … Continue reading

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Thanking God … in the Midst of Pain

My high school art teacher, Al Markworth, was very instrumental in my early spiritual formation. If not for him, I might not even be in ministry today. At the very least, I’m sure my life would have been radically different … Continue reading

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Sitting in the Back…

Recently, my wife and I were reading a book together, Jumping Through Fires, by David Nasser. As a high school student, David, a Muslim, had absolutely no experience in a Christian church. When some friends invited him to visit their … Continue reading

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To the Least of These

One of my favorite writers is Mark Buchanan, a pastor from Vancouver, British Columbia. In a recent blog post, Mark told about the time he preached at a church in rural Kenya. Most of the people there were poor. Some … Continue reading

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