Where are my car keys?

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Catacombs here at the church. What is Catacombs you ask? It is a game that is played with the youth group that essentially turns the story of the early church into a game of hide and seek. There are little theological lessons to be learned in there, but really it’s all about having some fun. We play here at the church, with all the lights turned off, all night long. A…

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Coffee and Creation

Every morning has a routine, albeit easily interrupted and rearranged. But for me, the basics are the same. Wake up. Throw on a t-shirt and some gym shorts. Take care of a few items in the bathroom. Then, and this is non-negotiable, I head to the kitchen to brew some coffee. On the mornings where I’m in a rush, I will use the drip machine because of its ease and speed. But if there’s a bit of tim…

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Fear for our lives.

There are moments in my life where all I can think is “How did I end up here?” One such moment was a whole bunch of years ago, at a different church, as I was standing approximately 30 feet in the air (it felt like 30,000) on a platform no bigger than my shoes. I was strapped in to a harness, and that harness was attached to a rope, and that rope was being held by one volunteer and three stu…

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Fear of Success

There’s a Calvin and Hobes comic that comes to mind for me every now and again, but I’m worried about copyright issues so I won’t post it here. In the strip, a few inches of snow has fallen in the front lawn of Calvin’s house. Just outside, the driveway and sidewalk are both cleared, save for a mountain of snow on each blocking any possible pathway. Calvin proudly looks at Hobes, his snow shovel draped …

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Fear of Failure

I think I’ve mentioned about a thousand times, I have a bit of a love for cycling and all that comes with it. This season more than most, I’ve been on the bike quite a bit and have been loving every second of it. I’ve been doing a whole bunch of trail riding, but I’ve also been in more races and bike events than I have in any single season before. It’s been magnificent! Ever since I started cycling, …

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