Every single day I take notes. What my kids do, ways I drop the ball, funny things I see happen at Starbucks. You name it, I write it down. Why? Because life is full of stories. It’s the way we are moved. Stories take us places. The greatest story I’ve ever been told has wrecked my life beyond all recognition (in a good way). These posts are me, looking through the lens of love and grace, and trying to begin to understand what it means to love and serve God & others. I’ve been branded with love. God’s love. Now, let’s try to spread a little love around. Hope these posts encourage & stretch you. Enjoy.

 

Laundry, Sing-a-longs, & Pretty Princess Kingdoms

Laundry, Sing-a-longs, & Pretty Princess Kingdoms

I live in land where estrogen abounds. With a wife, two girls (soon to be 3), I’m outnumbered. In this beautiful place I reside, I’ve learned a valuable lesson: Use. The. Filter. “You want to play pretty princess kingdom with us?” “Um, no freaking way….

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The Road, Faith And Belief?

The Road, Faith And Belief?

Week 1, Faith & Belief, from our series @ Forefront “The Road.” [vimeo id=”118430562″ width=”600″ height=”350″]

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The Extras: Brick By Brick Series

The Extras: Brick By Brick Series

As we wrapped up our series yesterday at Forefront, “Brick by Brick,” I wanted to share some side notes & extras. If you missed any of the series, you can head over here to watch/listen/share. Now to the wrap up & extras: Books that were mentioned…

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#adventure over #abandon

#adventure over #abandon

Two situations have happened over the last three weeks. I want to bring them to your attention and why it’s important. Hang with me… Situation #1:  Someone came to our church two Sundays ago for the first time. From the email they sent me, they had…

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#Bendgate & Your Belief

#Bendgate & Your Belief

The new iPhone 6 and 6+ have been out for a couple of weeks and here’s what we know: – They’re bigger – They’re faster – They’re BENDing! (clearly not meant to be a feature) Every news outlet has been covering it. “iPhone 6 is…

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Bittersweet

Bittersweet

It’s bittersweet to be having our last Sunday at OLHS tomorrow. 7 years ago I walked in for the first time as a full time staff member (although, I was there for the very first service and it rocked). It was heart-warming to see the level…

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You Can Live With Us

You Can Live With Us

My daughter Chloe loves the Miller family. They go to our church and she jokes about living with them sometimes. Just the other day she asked, “Can we live with the Millers?!” “No baby, you cannot live with the Millers. We are your family.” “But,…

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Just Keep Swinging Kid

Just Keep Swinging Kid

While at Kid’s Cove yesterday evening, I witnessed controlled chaos. Kids screaming. Parents searching, while screaming. Laughter abounding. Ring around the rosie. Imaginary ninja battles (I may or may not have started this). Parents chatting it up while joyful kids let loose. It was a…

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Seeing The Noah Movie & Why It Matters

Seeing The Noah Movie & Why It Matters

Last October at the Catalyst Conference, our staff and 13,000 other leaders had the privilege of seeing the director of the upcoming Noah movie being interviewed. He shared his heart, some of the things he’s learned about the Bible, and his hopes for believers and…

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Bigger. Better. More.

Bigger. Better. More.

This weekend I had the privilege of speaking at four workshops during the Pursue Christian Teen Conference in Harrisburg, PA. Carrie and our two girls came along and it was a blast. After each of the workshops, there were those people who came up and…

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