Monthly Archives: January 2015

Zac’s Radio Show

Zac asked me to help him make a radio show.  Zac (6) is Executive Producer, Host, and Music Director (he conducted my vocal parts).  Zac asked me to “put this on the radio”, so here it is on the “radio”.  It … Continue reading

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Nicodemus (Jn 3)

I’ve been thinking about the amazing interchange between Jesus and Nicodemus in John 3.  There is so much nuance to their conversation, and what I’ve plotted below barely scratches the surface of the deep.  This conversation helps me understand why … Continue reading

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Refuge is Quick // Trust Takes Time

[Ps 62:6-8] consider: It’s raining outside and I’m getting soaked.  “Come in or you’ll catch a cold!” and I do (come in, not catch a cold).  Water evaporates as I switch from wetting to drying.  I’m not getting rained on … Continue reading

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All Church Prayer Hour @ PFM

This is the call to prayer we used at tonight’s All Church Prayer Hour at PFM:   Hear the call to prayer!  Prayer is nourishment for the soul, fuel for revival, and communion with the Eternal. When we pray, heaven itself comes … Continue reading

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I Got “Emo Longwhisker”! What Kind Of Cat Are YOU??? (Ps 139 Devotional Thoughts)

I love those facebook quizzes that tell everything about ourselves by asking 5 or 6 questions. What kind of cat are you?  Who will you marry?  Which 60 Minutes reporter are you?   These personality tests tell us more about ourselves than they … Continue reading

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Gas Pump Generosity

What if I told you that you could instantly be more generous?  Gas prices have suddenly dropped, leaving us all 1) surprised and 2) happy.  I was filling up late last week and had a thought: what if I used this opportunity … Continue reading

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How Much Do I “Owe” God, Anyway?

When I first started out in a Lead Pastor role (ha! – I talk like this was decades ago, but we’re talking mid 2012) I naively assumed that as long as you cast vision, people will tithe.  This may be … Continue reading

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Children Revel in the Joy of Unlimited Resources

Yes, it was our boys who were begging me to buy them a Lego Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer at Target, and yes, it was me who said if you don’t stop whining, we’ll just go straight to the truck and be done … Continue reading

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Today is Epiphany. Care.

Today, January 6th, is Epiphany. Epiphany observes and celebrates the day that the Magi bowed before King Jesus and gave Him gold, frankincense, and myrrh.   Remember that story about the Wise Men?  Remember the song? Hey.   Let’s sing … Continue reading

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Planet Fitness — the Gym (that serves pizza)

When my wife and I signed up for our gym memberships at Planet Fitness, the tour guide mentioned that they serve pizza every Monday night “as a thank-you to our customers.”  I’m a straight-face joker, so I assumed that he was playing … Continue reading

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