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I don’t care if you come to my church… here’s why

It sounds off somehow, doesn’t it? Here’s the picture. Lots of church plants, as well as older churches trying to grow and establish themselves in the community, will do lots of things to get their name out there. Everything from billboards to sponsoring events in town to handing out water bottles at races and rallies.… Continue reading I don’t care if you come to my church… here’s why

church · parenting · pop culture

not posted yesterday: America, stop acting like a whiny teenager

The best part about having a teen, hands down, is watching him grow up and mature. It has been an honor to see his transformation into a responsible, caring, intelligent, sweet, loving young man who takes care of others (like his baby sisters) and is a helpful, delightful person to hang out with. It doesn’t happen overnight. Fo sho. But it does happen with thoughtful dialogue, respectful disagreements, humbling challenges, and a renewed sense of self and purpose in this world. 

church · faith · random robin

you don’t want me to pray for you – part 3

(Click here for Part 1 and Part 2) . That your pain and sorrow will be turned to joy. This sounds like the best thing I’ve prayed for so far, right? Sounds good. Well, it is… eventually. The process of turning pain and sorrow into joy can be the worst. It’s a necessary process. Seeing… Continue reading you don’t want me to pray for you – part 3