Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Prayer Meeting Lever

We held our monthly All Church Prayer Hour at Portage Free Methodist last night.  Prayer has been central to the church since day one (Acts 2:42 and beyond) but pfm was especially awakened again to the power of prayer about 15 months ago. … Continue reading

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Give Praise (Psalm 105:1a)

Psalm 105:1a – Give praise to the LORD… I cannot give what is not mine.  If I have a tin of Altoids, I will certainly offer you one.   “Altoid?  They’re curiously strong, ya know…”   I cannot give what is not … Continue reading

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HBD, Lexi!

Lexi went to sleep in her boring old bed with boring old sides and an institutional green mattress and woke up in a vat of balloons — all different colors, some different sizes, generating enough static electricity to power a … Continue reading

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RadCast July 2014, with Special Guest MacD

This is the RadCast for July 2014. In this RadCast, Mac and I spend about 6 minutes talking about Hipster Baby Names.  We got the original idea from this post.  In fact, you can follow along as we highlight a few, … Continue reading

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Echoes of somewhat photographic memory, leading to the expression of gratitude to others, on a Saturday night when I should be doing sermon prep but need a break for second.

Ever since a big hole appeared in the exterior wall of my office, which led to the total condemnation of the room as a functional workspace, which led to all of my books being scattered on shelves throughout the building, … Continue reading

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Lexi BDay

Lexi will turn 10. The big 1-0. Double digits. Tehhnnuh. Emily said “We’re renting a bounce house for her birthday. It will go over there”, pointing to the place in our backyard where the bounce house will go. “She might only … Continue reading

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Driscoll: the early years

Originally posted on (R) Adam Davidson:
I’ve been watching Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill/Seattle for a long time now.  I remember hearing a talk that Driscoll did  at a conference called “Soularize.”  It gave me hope for the evangelical church.  …

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Ready to do *Nothing*

When Emily and I talk about going on vacation, the discussion invariably turns toward the best part of a getaway: doing nothing.  Of course, nothing isn’t truly and literally nothing, because only dead people truly do nothing, unless your name is Bernie … Continue reading

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