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Fallen Heroes

All my heroes are fallen. ….all my heroes have clay feet…. Of course I know this already… knew this already… still… I’ve just discovered that a couple of my “heroes” are… well… not heroes. I didn’t expect them to be perfect – that would be foolish – nobody is perfect. I only wanted them to […]

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Be Still…

Psalm 46:10 …be still and know that I am God… What do you think of when you read that verse? Is it a call to find a corner, make yourself small and hope for the best? Is it a call to be quiet in worship?  …I’ve sometimes heard it used that way. Is it a […]

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Taking the Stink

One of my aunts (I have/had about a dozen) got married later in life.  Because she was so… mature… when she got hitched she already had many of the things young newlyweds often only dream about… like a house of her own. Instead of selling it, she opted to put it up for rent, thinking […]

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If Jesus Were Here…

Where is Jesus? We’ve all heard it… I’m pretty sure I’ve even said it…   “If Jesus were alive today…” If Jesus were alive/here today He wouldn’t be found in the church… If Jesus were alive/here today He’d be “out there” in the streets, If Jesus were alive/here today He’d be hanging out with prostitutes […]

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General Assembly 2014

Thanks you for the privilege of serving as a Delegate for the Christian and Missionary Alliance General Assembly 2014. There is no way th at I can report everything that God spoke and accomplished over the duration of the 5 days we gathered in Ottawa.  Thankfully, the denomination has provided a website that contains pictures, […]

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When Pastors Meet

Pastor 1- (with a smile) Hi Pastor 2- Hi Pastor 1- So… where you from? Pastor 2- First Bapticostal Community Church[1] Pastor 1- Really?  Do you know the Ouanders?  I think they go to your church Pastor 2- No, ‘fraid I don’t.  They might have been before my time. Pastor 1- yeah… probably… (insert awkward […]

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I Have to Defend Myself

Recently, a pastor named Tullian Tchividjian was involved in, what turned out to be, a very public break-up between the ministry he leads and another ministry. Honestly, I don’t know the details… and really don’t care, except that as I was poking around online I came across part of  Pastor Tullian’s response in the thick […]

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the Valley

I’m not sure I have ever been totally comfortable with the whole valley metaphor. We tend to talk about valleys as “dark times” or troubling times in our lives but have you ever given any thought to what a valley represents in nature?  In nature it’s the mountain peaks that are barren, rugged, harsh.  People […]

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