Tag Archives: identity

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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The longest multiple choice question in the history of questionnaires

The beast known as Facebook is, once again, making more headlines than corduroy pillows*.  Facebook now offers you more than 50 different options to choose which gender specifically fits you.  I bet you didn’t know you had that option! Stephen … Continue reading

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Sing…sing a song – #1Word5voices #TheCarpenters

How much of your identity is wrapped up in the music you like?  Are you defined by what you spin while you work or what tracks fill your mp3 player?  Music is a big deal to people.  We are shaped … Continue reading

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“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” How are you blessed? – Lent day 40

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.”  This quote is attributed to some guy named Patrick Meagher.  I came across this quote somewhere or other and it instantly grabbed me. Some great rock anthems have been built … Continue reading

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Go find yourself – Lent day 24 #40days #rethinkchurch

So many people talk about wanting to “find” themselves that it has become a cliché. Conveniently enough, people need to “find themselves” in fantastic locations like western Europe.  Neat how it works out like that, huh? Why do people feel … Continue reading

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Who am I? I am dust. – Lent day 1

Who am I? I am dust. Today is Ash Wednesday.  A day to remember that we are walking, talking hunks of ash that frequently hurt ourselves, one another, and fall short of God’s desires for us.  Ash Wednesday kicks off … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Moments

Back in August, I was thinking about something as Michael Phelps was winding down his utter domination of the Olympics over the course of his career.  He retired after winning a small child’s weight worth of gold medals.  What does … Continue reading

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George Costanza Disease

Have you heard of George Costanza Disease?  (I made the name up, so…probably not.)  Well, I have this unfortunate malady.  George Costanza Disease is something millions of people suffer, I believe, many without even knowing about it.  It’s a silent … Continue reading

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Scarlet Letter Removers

Love this picture?  Me, too.  I got it from People of the Second Chance, a self-professed “global community of activists, imperfectionists and 2nd chancers committed to unleashing radical grace every day, in every moment, for everyone.”  (They’re the folks behind … Continue reading

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My reputation is staked on Jesus’. It is nailed to the cross. There is no turning back.

My reputation is staked on Jesus.  It is nailed to the cross.  There is no turning back. I kind of hate it when people find out that I’m a student pastor—at least, when initially meeting someone or before they can … Continue reading

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