Category Archives: Lent

Flash Gordon – #1Word5voices #HolySaturday #Lent #Easter

My wife gave my dad a nickname pretty early into our marriage. Whenever I would be on the phone with Mom and Dad, it was usually Mom who spoke unless I directly asked Dad a question. He would talk but … Continue reading

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Chaco-crazed, grimy love – Maundy Thursday thoughts – #40days #Lent #1Word5voices #MaundyThursday

Do you know anyone who is obsessed with their Chacos?  Twenty years ago, Tevas were the thing.  I wore my pair until they disintegrated.  I was a camp counselor at Camp Lakewood in Potosi, MO.  My Tevas were on my … Continue reading

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The comfort zones of diapers – #40days #Lent #1Word5voices

If you haven’t ever met Rosie G, our almost-three year old, you’re in for a treat once you do. I mean, look at this girl! You cannot deny how cute she is! MY HEART EXPLODES WITH SO MUCH JOY from … Continue reading

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Good lookin’ out! – #1Word5voices #40days #Lent

What’s a good look on you? How often do you think about that? I’m no fashionista, as you can see from this picture. It was the mid-90s, OK? There were lots of great things like flannel and ripped jeans and … Continue reading

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“The Jerk Store called” OR “The voice of a jerk calling in the wilderness” – #40days #Lent #1Word5voices

“The Jerk Store called. They’re running out of YOU!” Have you ever wanted to say something like that to people? [Or worse?] When someone is being nothing but a bag of jerks, this is what I want to exclaim. This … Continue reading

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Gathering Cats – #1Word5voices #AshWednesday #Lent #40days

One of my favorite Super Bowl commercials is for computers or a technology company, I think. It’s the one where you see a bunch of cowboys riding horses in The Great West and they’re herding. While you’re busy waiting for … 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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