The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb…what a title! Eleven words are longer than most of my sentences. The book is about something relevant to the church today, and that is power. The power the church seeks comes from two places: from below (the dragon) and above (the Lamb). If you’re […]

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Life in Motion

“Daddy, when I close my eyes, I feel like I’m in the wave pool still,” my 10-year-old giggled from the back seat. The motion of the waves still ran through her long after she was out of the water. A day at a water park will do that to you. The same thing happened to […]

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Biscuit & Gravy: You are Free

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my fail about not reading books by female authors (Present Over Perfect). Since then I have been reading books by other female writers. Would you look at that cover? The intense Bible Journaling Community would be drooling to put some color on that cover. The BJC doesn’t play […]

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10 Ways to Get the Church’s Wifi Password

Some churches pass out their wifi code like they do bulletins. Okay, no church with wifi calls worship guides “bulletins.” But, you get the point. Other churches would rather be honest with their weekly attendance numbers than give out the wifi password. These churches feel it’s best to connect with people, focus on the Word, and […]

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Abandoned Beanie

This trail sign is so hip it could be giving directions in Atlanta to the nearest coffee house in Little Five Points. Put a guitar in its arms, and it could lead worship. (Look at those legs, what worship pastor wouldn’t be envious of what they would look like in skinny jeans?) I ran past […]

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Deep Roots

Do you see all those roots beneath the tree? The tree grew many, many deep roots. You can’t see it, but this tree is on the banks of the Green River. How often do we pass trees and not consider what is beneath them? Or wonder what is holding them up and sustaining them? The tree has […]

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Life in Circles

Saturday, March 11th was circled on the calendar for months. The Land Between the Lakes Trail Run in Grand Rivers, Kentucky was to be my first 23km race. I don’t train for races, but rather I prepare. I make sure the distance can be physically covered, but I’m not out timing lap splits with a […]

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Biscuit & Gravy: Present Over Perfect

I’m embarrassed and feel a bit sexist. (And it isn’t because I didn’t hashtag anything International Women’s Day on Wednesday.) I’m a reader. Typically, I have three books going— nonfiction, fiction, and one book on Audible. Four, if you count the Bible, and since this is a Christian blog, we better count the Bible. Recently, […]

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Paths of Prayer

Saturday I was running trails at Mammoth Cave. It was early and a brisk 31 degrees. Too cold to be running when later it would be in the mid-60s. But the family had afternoon plans, so I ran in the cold. No one was on the trails. The solitude was refreshing. But with the warming […]

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The Curse of Daylights Savings

For seven years, my wife and I have been a part of life groups at church (or small groups, connect groups, doing-life-together groups, or whatever you call it). For four of those years, we have hosted them at our house. What does that mean? Once a week we open our house up to some of […]

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