Category Archives: Kingdom of God

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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Super powers need not apply — #1word5voices #40days #powers

Make a super hero movie, make millions of dollars.  Truckloads. Super hero movies are popular because DUH we love thinking about what it would be like to kick evil butt up and down.  Who hasn’t thought about what super powers … Continue reading

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Floods of hope > floods of despair #rethinkchurch #rethinkChristmas #1Word5voices

Sometimes I wish I could go back to those days of ignorance when I didn’t know about all the problems of the world.  My biggest problem was if I missed my Saturday morning cartoons.  You feel me? I don’t know … Continue reading

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Barefoot #1Word5voices

Remember when you could run around barefoot and had no cares in the world?  Other than landing on a sharp rock, I loved the feel of my feet on the grass as I ran around our backyard.  I’d give anything … Continue reading

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9/11 – #NeverForget #Remember911

Twelve years ago I was in theology class.  During our break, I went to visit my friend who worked at the front desk.  She said something about an attack on the World Trade Center Tower and I thought that it … Continue reading

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Friend Request

Someone was talking about the meaning of friendship the other day.  They were asking questions like, “What qualities of a friend were important to you as a child, young adult, and now?”  One of my top answers for all of … Continue reading

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Look out world, it’s a girl!

This is the second girl introduced to the universe by my wife and I.  Funny, I remember when I was in college and someone cynically said something to the effect of, “Why would people bring someone new into this world … Continue reading

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“Ah, the sounds of construction.” – @spotify and the Kingdom of God

“Ah, the sounds of construction.”  If you’re a Spotify addict like I am* then you can hear Dennis Haysbert say this first line of Spotify’s commercial perfectly.  Maybe you can even quote the rest of it!  “That’s music to the ears … Continue reading

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Contagious much? #1Word5voices @umrethinkchurch #rethinkchurch #spreadjoy

WHEW! I got out of the cold and flu season without getti–OH WAIT.  I missed out on going to the premier of The Hobbit with some friends because I puked in a Walgreen’s bathroom earlier that day. Forgot about that. … Continue reading

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Party on, Wayne!

“Party on, Wayne!” “Party on, Garth!” Remember that SNL skit and the movies that followed? Sorry if you feel like this post is a couple of decades too late to be relevant.  I don’t care!  It’s a throwback kind of … Continue reading

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