Hope as We Cross the River

Hope as We Cross the River

What are the stories that give you hope?  Not just stories that make you feel good for the moment, but stories that raise your expectations that the future is a good and holy place? I find myself wandering around in the book of Joshua these days, camped out on the...
Why Am I So Tired?

Why Am I So Tired?

Who knew it was such an exhausting commute from the coffee pot in the kitchen to my office in the upstairs bonus room?  Just 16 steps.  Each way.  I counted.  It’s one of the quirky things you do on Day 89 of...
Living on the Ledge

Living on the Ledge

Sometimes we find ourselves out on a ledge.  Personally, professionally, as churches.  The view can be spectacular, or it can be terrifying.  It all depends on which lens you choose to look through.Last weekend I was watching a documentary, Free Solo.  I don’t usually...
3 Ideas for a Great Staff Retreat

3 Ideas for a Great Staff Retreat

When’s the last time you had a really great staff retreat?  I’m not talking about a “working vacation” type of retreat when you were able to knock out a big project free from the distractions of the office and phones.  It’s a bonus if the group can...