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MY %$@@*&* COFFEE CUP!!! — @Starbucks #Christmas #RedCups

Another shot has been fired in the never-ending stupidity that is the Christian vs. secular culture war.  Starbucks has taken Jesus out of their stores–as in they aren’t selling cups that say “Merry Christmas” on them. GASP! OUTRAGE! HULK SMASH! … Continue reading

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Quick Trips in Learning Patience #steadfast #rethinkchurch #rethinkChristmas @erikwillits

Sometimes when I fuel up my car at the gas station, I get so impatient that I start squeezing the handle before the pump is primed to dispense the gas.  Then it makes this annoying clicking sound, kind of like … Continue reading

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A wise guy, eh?? #rethinkchurch #rethinkChristmas

If you were writing a story–a realistic story–about someone who would take over the world, what kind of backstory would you write for that character? Would you put him or her in a backwater setting where your countrymen considers everyone … Continue reading

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Ready? Set! WAIT! #rethinkchurch #rethinkChristmas

Seeing the bright smiles of our kids is something that parents love to see at Christmas. Right? How could you not melt at seeing that big smile? Kids are ready for Santa at the drop of a hat. But there … Continue reading

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Dear God (a humble suggestion) #time #rethinkchurch #rethinkChristmas

“Dear God, “I have a humble suggestion.  I know that in all of your infinite wisdom, You probably have already thought of this and decided against it for whatever reason.  I’m here to toss an idea back into the ring, … Continue reading

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Peace, yo! #rethinkchurch #rethinkChristmas

“I’m thankful for everything, except bad guys.” Livvy, my 5 year old philosopher, said this last week when we asked her what she’s thankful for.  (She is one hilarious kid, let me tell you.)  Right now, Livvy watches movies or … Continue reading

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Bound to what? #rethinkchurch #rethinkChristmas

I think about balance quite a bit.  Whether I’m trying to balance family, friends, work or teaching my kids to live a balanced life, it’s a never-ending pursuit.  Household chores.  Relaxing with a book or TV show.  Pursuing God.  Visiting … Continue reading

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Go time! #rethinkchurch #RethinkChristmas

“It’s go time!” We got to say those words when our second (and final?) kiddo was born because she decided to come one week early.  I remember how exciting it was.  Rachael and I were glad that Rosie wanted to come … Continue reading

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Killer quote from @ShaneClaiborne

Last year at Christmas, @ShaneClaiborne posted a blog called “A Season for Mischief and Conspiracy: A New Take on Christmas Charity” that is well worth reading.  He tweeted this to peak your interest: “It was the Christ-child who said, ‘When you … Continue reading

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War is over

One of my favorite Christmas songs is by a guy who didn’t even believe in Jesus: John Lennon.  Do you know his song “Happy Xmas (War is Over)?”  Simple lyrics but it’s such a haunting song to me—singing the refrain … Continue reading

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