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December 09, 2020
In these days that feel like the same day, spinning itself out over and over...
November 11, 2019
Permission To Unperfect
My Girl Child was melting down. It was 8am, the Wednesday after a 4-day weekend....
June 15, 2019
Love Before Everything: And Other Father’s Day Wisdom
Guest Post: by Chris Furr The single greatest moment in my baseball career came when...
March 30, 2019
Our Church’s Foster Child
Guest post by the Rev. Allison Lanza One of the members of the church where...
March 14, 2019
The College Admissions Scandal and The Real Crime That Is Tuition
The college admissions scandal—involving several prominent families, including a few famous actresses—might be just about...
February 05, 2019
The Keys to Life: And the Gift of an Empty Keychain
A big move always means a reckoning with your stuff. Sifting through years (whether four...
August 22, 2018
In the Midst of Political Firestorms, Life Goes On: Don’t Miss It
It's easy to feel as though we're at the mercy of the zeitgeist. We're not.
June 15, 2018
The Letter of the Law: There is Nothing ‘Biblical’ About Cruelty
When we are tearing the babies from their mothers arms at the border, we have...
April 27, 2017
In God’s Time
Guest Post: Richard Baier "Praying is something we do in our time. The answers come...
February 25, 2017
Overshared Childhood: Parenting and Privacy in the Social Media Age
Friday night situation: everybody's home after Dad's been traveling all week, nobody has anyplace to...
August 24, 2016
10 Meaningful Ways to Start Your Kids’ School Day
We've probably all read the beautiful, powerful, tear-jerking letter that Glennon Melton (of Momastery fame)...
June 15, 2016
Grief for the Villians
A guest post: by Rev. Elizabeth Grasham My ex-husband calls my cellphone once a week...
December 01, 2015
Naughty or Nice: Tell Your Kids They’re Good
I swear I didn't lose it on purpose. Here's how it happened. When my daughter...
September 22, 2015
Talking to Strangers: Scene in a Bar
I was drinking a beer. That was her first clue that I wasn’t a real...
March 13, 2014
The Right Kind of Prayer
A few weeks ago, Saint Andrew Christian Church hosted a "Welcoming Church" event, in partnership...
November 28, 2013
Guest Post: Corn Mush and Depression Gravy
Thanks to Rev. Rachel Frey for this special Thanksgiving guest post. She is a minister...
October 31, 2013
Halloween: An Opportunity to Learn “Enough”
I followed a sparkly red lady bug and a plush green dragon down the street....
October 22, 2013
Good China, Good Sleep, and Sexpectations: 10 Truths from 10 Years of Marriage
We are celebrating 10 years of marriage this month. 10 years, 2 kids, 1 dog, 2...
August 01, 2013
5 years ago, my friends Mark and Kara said their vows on a beautiful beach...
April 30, 2013
Recipe for Joy–Review
It's always fun when people send you free books. A few weeks ago, I got...
December 05, 2012
A Measure of Elf Awareness
I’ll just admit it. The Elf on the Shelf creeps me out. I mean, something...
December 04, 2012
Week 1, Day 2: Homecoming
They say reflections in the wake of an aircraft carrier are many. Leaving me to...
October 25, 2012
How God Gets Stuff Done
It seems Mr Mourdock didn't get the message--that when God wants to get something done,...
June 09, 2012
The Great American Road Trip
What is it that keeps us moving? What are we looking for? I've wondered about...
May 26, 2012
A Perfect Day
Following a pretty rotten day, the universe will sometimes throw you a nearly perfect one....
May 08, 2012
A Moving Picture
My 3-year-old has a new catch phrase response for when you ask her a question...
May 01, 2012
The Mercy Instinct
As a pastor, I see it time and time and time again: a person has been...
April 26, 2012
How do we develop a taste for good things? Is it an acquired taste, cultivated by...
February 11, 2012
Day 2; Burgers, Burritos and Beginnings
Ok, so we start. Read back a day if you want to know why i'm...
February 02, 2012
Why “Stay-Home-Dad” and “Mr Mom” are Not the Same Thing
Well. If I thought that telling people I was a minister could elicit a "does-not-compute"...
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