Monthly Archives: March 2015

“‘Love your enemy?’ But LORD, what if they watch The View?!?!!?”

One out of the thousands of things I love about Jesus of Nazareth is that He is crazy.  I don’t mean “loony tunes, put-Him-in-the-nuthouse” crazy.  I’m talking about how Jesus has these insane ideas about how to build the Kingdom … Continue reading

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Lights! Camera! Action! — #1word5voices #40days

When I take the students in our youth ministry to the gym for a game, sometimes the lights are off.  While I make my way to find the light switches, I get a big smile as I listen to them … Continue reading

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I already looked there…. — #1word5voices #40days

Have you ever looked HIGH and LOW and HIGH again for something you know was in a the exact place you looked for it at the beginning of your search?  I do this all the time.  My wife claims that … Continue reading

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All right, STOP! — #1word5voices #40days

Collaborate and listen. Did you just start singing an amazing song?  Don’t be ashamed.  What are songs that, when you hear them on the radio, you halt any conversation and turn up the volume?  For me, “Ice Ice Baby” is … Continue reading

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Eye roll, please! — #1word5voices #40days

Plenty of people out there think they know everything.  Do you know someone like this?  My eyes are always in danger of rolling out of their sockets whenever I’m around someone who thinks the sun rises and sets on their … Continue reading

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Ignorance is bliss: a lament — #1word5voices #40days @useyouratlas

“Ignorance is bliss.” I wish I didn’t know many of the things that I know now.  Lately, I have been overwhelmed with the burden of so many different things happening in this world.  It’s not unique to me and it’s … Continue reading

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My cross to bear — #1word5voices #40days

One of the phrases that bugs me that people use is when they refer to “my cross to bear.”  I’m guilty of using this phrase, but one day it struck me how flippantly we say it. Jesus calls us to … Continue reading

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Charity ADHD — #1word5voices #40days

Did you ever get a Happy Fun Ball?  It was a toy ball that swept the nation back in the 90’s.  Everyone had one!  It was produced by Wacky Products Incorporated (and its parent company, Global Chemical Unlimited) and sold … Continue reading

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I like turtles. — #1word5voices #40days

Did you know that the average turtle swims at a pace of 10-12 mph, but walks at 3-4 mph?  That’s a pretty big discrepancy!  I wonder if turtles would rather find water to travel through instead of by land, if … Continue reading

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Near the fire, with friends — #1word5voices #40days

Reading a children’s story to kids is an art.  In college for one of my scholarship requirements, I had this kick-butt job at a preschool.  I got to play with kids, act silly, and draw pictures with them.  One semester, … Continue reading

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