Each One Reach One

Aug 19

When I was a kid, there were a couple of ladies in our church who took turns singing specials. (For those of you not fortunate enough to grow up with Southern Baptist vernacular, “special” is short for “special music,” a song performed by a member, or members, of the congregation between the corporate music service and the pastor’s...

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Hiding in baggage

May 22

That’s what Saul did. You know, that Saul. King Saul. The very first king of Israel handpicked by God Saul. Sure, he built Israel into a respectable nation, and showed himself to be brave and courageous, but he started his illustrious career by hiding out in an ancient luggage carousel. We read about it in I Kings 10. In Chapter 8, the people of Israel start...

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“Good Christian, Bad Christian”

May 13

“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through him the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” -Romans 8:1-2 While that is one of my favorite verses to quote, and remind other people of, it is probably one of the hardest ones for me to apply to myself. The idea that there is no condemnation...

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Oh yeah…This is still here.

May 12

I’ve had three different people in the last week tell me I should start writing again. And I’m sort of a people pleaser, so here’s something. One might ask, “Why did you ever stop writing?” (Or one might not. That’s a pretty presumptuous thing to assume. [I had to Google "presumptuous" to make sure I spelled it right.]) I stopped...

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Goals For 2014 (And A Giveaway!)

Jan 07

Goals For 2014 (And A Giveaway!)

Did you make any resolutions? Or are you one of those, “I never keep them so why make them?” types? I’ve set a few goals, and decided to make a few changes. Goal: Read 20 non-work-related books this year. (It comes to about one every two and a half weeks. Totally doable, right?) Change: Moving my phone charger from my nightstand to the kitchen....

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The shortest post ever written on the question of “Should Christians do the Santa thing?”

Dec 18

This morning on the way to school, my four year old asked me where Superman lives, and I panicked because I don’t want him to grow up and be an atheist. That’s the logical conclusion, right? If I lie to my kid about Superman, or the tooth fairy, or Santa Claus, he’ll never trust me again. What will he think about Jesus when he finds out none of...

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An open letter to parents

Dec 11

Dear parents of the world, First of all, let me say that I’m not writing to you as an uninformed onlooker, but as one of you. My wife and I have young children- I know what I’m talking about. I’m in the trenches with you, covered in spit-up, stepping on Legos, doling out chewy vitamins and pancakes every morning. I’m one of you. So understand...

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