Hallelujah Chorus @ a Mall Food Court (video)

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5 Ways to Listen Better [TED video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSohjlYQI2A?rel=0&w=570&h=320] Recently, Amanda and I have going through the Alpha Marriage course with our church. One of the sessions early on talked about "active listening." In our increasingly loud and fast-paced culture, it's difficult...

The Orchestration of Salvation [video]

[vimeo 4353484 w=570 h=314] It's cool to see (and hear) stories of how God "orchestrated" events in the lives of people to lead them to Him. Everyday your life is filled with seemingly insignificant events, but...

Stories of Elisha (story, video & audio)

[vimeo 22411033 w=570 h=314] Kathy Baker walks the Main Street students through the various stories and encounters of Elisha. Video link (vimeo.com) Audio file (10.25mb, mp3) Story lesson (664.39kb, pdf)

Coffee I’m Drinking

Apologies with this post. I was testing out the new Pressgram app that allows one to take Instragram like pictures and post them to a blog.

Encouragement from Zach’s Mom

Make time for the God who loves you.

Why Do I Blog?

I've written over 250 posts on this blog since June 2010. And, as I've discovered, blogging consistently takes time, effort and energy. So why do I do it? Why do I blog? Well, what I...

Church Nursery: More Than Just Babysitting?

Almost 2 years ago, we relocated our church's nursery to another part of our facility. In conjunction with this move came a refocusing of our programming and curricular intent. We thought it was important...

Bird Deterent

My in-laws own a sign company in Spokane, WA called National Barricade and Sign. While we were visiting them last week, my father-in-law was telling us about a robin who was trying to build...

What’s Wrong with the World?

When The Times invited several eminent authors to write essays on the theme "What's Wrong with the World?" Chesterton's contribution took the form of a letter: Dear Sirs, I am. Sincerely yours, G. K. Chesterton source...

Life Lessons Through Tinkering (TED video)

Gever Tully in this TED video: ...uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative...

Grace of a Grieving Father

Sometimes it's difficult to describe the kingdom of God and the praxis inherent within. We, as followers of Jesus, have to have faith that when we do what is right, according to kingdom values,...