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I’ve Lost All My Children

I’ve Lost All My Children

“Kinley?! Kinley Jane where are you!?” “Baby! Kinley come here where are you?!” 8 seconds. It happened so fast. Turned to look at something on the shelf. As a parent there is no greater fear. That moment your child vanishes from your care like an unexpected…

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Will The Person Backstage Please Stand Up

Will The Person Backstage Please Stand Up

You’re trying to get that bundle of joy to sleep through the night. You’re on month 16 with zero ground gained. You’re exhausted and crack from sleep deprivation. Your boss called after hours. Again. That project you thought was due in 3 weeks was due today. You lose a…

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Strike A Pose

Strike A Pose

*knock knock* From the other side of the bathroom door “Who is it?” “It’s me Chloe. What are you doing?” *silence* “Chloe, what’s going on in there? You’re making all kinds of noise.” “I’m busy! It’s complicated…” *dumbfounded dad moment* “What’s complicated? Do you need…

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Mirror/Mirror: The Questions, Live Q&A

Mirror/Mirror: The Questions, Live Q&A

Over the last four weeks at Forefront we’ve journeyed through our series Mirror/Mirror. It’s been an open conversation about anxiety, depression and mental illness. We’re thankful for your questions that you sent in and your transparency. Thank you for being a church that embraces tough…

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Times Are Changing (And It’s Hopeful)

Times Are Changing (And It’s Hopeful)

Loved reading this recent article on Relevant Magazine’s site about the shift in late night entertainment. The cynical nature of the old regime is being left behind for a lovable, gentle and more heart-felt approach. It’s honest. It’s real. It’s what we’ve been wanting for…

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Are You Whipping & Nae Nae’ing Too Far?

Are You Whipping & Nae Nae’ing Too Far?

On Sunday I shared a story from our trip to Carowinds in NC/SC. It was a great time for our family, but it almost didn’t end the way we hoped. You see… we lost Roxy. Before you freak out, let me elaborate. Towards the end…

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They Watched You Get A Punch To The Face

They Watched You Get A Punch To The Face

You may have seen this video where two ladies handled a dispute like total adults (or school-age children). It makes my heart hurt just watching it. Especially when I see the 6-year-old being coaxed by his mother and others in the crowd to hit the other…

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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 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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