Tag Archives: time

Death still stinks.

A couple days ago, Traci and I attended the funeral of a friend. Pastor John Gleason died, in his mid-50s, of a freak water accident. He was, by human standards, taken while in the prime of his ministry. Several hundred … Continue reading

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“My life has no meaning.”

“Thank you…now my life has no meaning.” “What the h*** am I supposed to do now?” “Life officially sucks.” I read these statements in regard to a recent national tragedy. Which one? The financial crisis? The execution of Americans oversees? … Continue reading

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Have you ever lost a day?

I am constantly misplacing things. My poor wife has endured the process of helping me find things for 8 years of dating, and 17.5 years of marriage. My wallet is culprit number one, my keys are a close second, and … Continue reading

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Popcorn changed my life!

As I was navigating high school, I was blessed to have an amazing youth pastor. Kevin Moyer served students for over 20 years, and spent 17 or 18 of those years at the church where my family attended. He had … Continue reading

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Lessons from 4 days in airports

After speaking at a winter camp in Oregon and Iowa, I had the joy of traveling home to the midwest during winter. Anything can happen with wintry mid-west travel…and it did. I spent four days living in airports, boarding and … Continue reading

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Just be present

Have you ever been in that place where you don’t know what to do for someone? I have. In fact, over 16 years of pastoral ministry I had that feeling of uncertainty more than once. However, time and experience taught … Continue reading

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1,440 minutes: the discipline of time (5/7)

How much time do you waste every day? ; I hate that question because, probably like most of you, my first response is defensive. I don’t waste time. My day is so jam-packed, I can’t afford to waste very many … Continue reading

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The 15-minute discipline (3/7)

I love reading biographies. There is something about the power of real people, doing remarkable work with their lives, and seeing “behind the scenes” at what makes them tick. For example, who knew that the greatest base thief in baseball … Continue reading

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Entertain Strangers

Strangers: Hebrews 13:2, kindness, mercy, generosity Last week I was preaching the first part of Hebrews 13, including this verse: “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2) … Continue reading

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