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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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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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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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God Moved Your Wallet

God Moved Your Wallet

“ARGHHH,” I exclaimed as I scoured the house in a panic, almost out of breath. “What’s wrong daddy?” My oldest was distraught. She could see the frustration in my face as I flung open cabinets, turned over piles of papers. “Are you missing something? Can…

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2014 Bible Reading Plans

2014 Bible Reading Plans

We’re a couple days away from starting a brand new year. Many of us will make some kind of resolution or goal for 2014. Eat healthy. Lose weight. Work harder. Get out of debt. Start a a new hobby. Pick up an old one. Learn…

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A Thankful Christmas

A Thankful Christmas

As the rest of my family still sleeps in the hours before the bedlam of unwrapping, laughter, hugs, and smiles… I just wanted to say thank you and Merry Christmas. It’s an honor to be a part of your lives, pastor an amazing church, and…

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Well Done

Well Done

  It was several years ago that I first met Richie. He didn’t even know me and hugged me. It was weird and I wasn’t sure about him or the embrace. Didn’t take long to realize he was the real deal. I don’t have eloquent…

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Welcomed Are The Wanderers

Welcomed Are The Wanderers

On occasion I log into our website to do a little admin work. As I logged in yesterday, I saw that we had been tagged on another blog. Curious, I clicked and was BLOWN AWAY by what I read. It was someone from our Gel…

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