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QUITR vol 10

From time to time I ‘publish’ my Q.U.I.T.R list (Questions, Ideas, Thoughts, & Reflections). These are things that I’ve jotted down in the moment – I am finding it good to keep this “QUITR list” to pursue, pray, and bounce these ideas around with my wife, friends, and others in ministry – things that race… Read more »

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a gut punch of perspective

  Is your life fast? Something like this: You go to bed around midnight after doing dishes, picking up the house, getting groceries, doing laundry, logging into work to answer emails, or meeting with someone that needs a listening ear. Then what happens to me is I intend to set my alarm to get up spend sometime reading /… Read more »

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I hate ropes. I love fields.

Have you ever said or felt this:  “I’m at the end of my rope.” Is it comfortable there? No. Is it where we strive to be? No usually. How long is your rope? Probably not long enough. Question: Why don’t we live our lives on big wide fields of freshly cut green fescue instead of… Read more »

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Refreshers of Worship

Yesterday’s post: Robbers of Worship – today’s post, the opposite…   “Refreshers of Worship” What stirs a heart of worship…? read my bible – until I’m done reading my bible sit and watch a lake / ocean with my wife sing and play my guitar with no one around throw rocks with my boys take a walk… Read more »

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Robbers of Worship

Here is a quick list of things that steal the heart of worship from my day.  I struggle with… reading the latest breaking news on _____.com or facebook/twitter being “short” with family critiquing leaders rushing endless to do lists checking bank accounts talking to my neighbor (when I’m running late) Don’t miss this: What we (I) must realize is… Read more »

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Quitr vol 9

From time to time I ‘publish’ my Q.U.I.T.R list (Questions, Ideas, Thoughts, & Reflections). These are things that I’ve jotted down in the moment – I am finding it good to keep this “QUITR list” to pursue, pray, and bounce these ideas around with my wife, friends, and others in ministry – things that race… Read more »

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Dads Lead Worship [without music]

  It really is an amazing thing… fatherhood. It is one of the most amazing, blessed experiences all wrapped up into some of the most challenging and character building times on the face of the planet – and if you are a dad, you know that isn’t an exaggeration.  I was talking with a friend last night about how leading… Read more »

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Favorite songs this week

There are certain songs, when you listen to them… you just can’t “get enough” of … here are mine this week. Please share yours too Robbie Reider – “More than Ever” – on iTunes – @vineyardmusic Brian Wahl – “Always” : on NoiseTrade – @brian_wahl Lara Hackett – “Lowest Place” on iTunes or Forrunner Oaks Worship… Read more »

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contagious offerings

  I witnessed something over my lunch break recently – my two boys were, well… being boys (side note: did you know that you can interchange the word “boy” for “refining ball of blur” (I love my boys – no sarcasm in that statement)).  As I watched my boys being boys… with all the energy and loudness that they carried… Read more »

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Hey God, what do you do all day?

I was thinking about this from the perspective of my kids…  if they asked me what I do during the day. If I told them they wouldn’t understand 99% of it (even if I explained it in the best ‘kid terms’ as possible).  They don’t have the knowledge, experience, or cognitive ability to process it all. Same… Read more »