Banderdinker Blessing

Since being involved in the Banderdinker, I have learned that the number 23 is a big deal. One for the 23rd Psalm. Two for the circumference of Nelson Lake = 23.4km. And many for...

Motorcycle Picture [from CMA visit]

This picture was taken when we invited the Christian Motorcycle Association to come and share their testimonies with the middle and high school students. Then Kathy Baker took the picture and placed it on...

Sari is 4 Today

Four years ago this morning, Sari Mae entered the world. The world has never been the same since - especially Amanda and I's world! Sari brings much joy and laughter and independence into the...
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Children’s Ministry is Important // video

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What Happens in the Woods is Always a Mystery!

It seems that what happens in the woods is often very mysterious!

The Incarnation [spoken word]

This kind of video brings on Christmas nostalgia, but then I realize... it doesn't have to be Christmas to be thankful for the Incarnation... Jesus coming to earth... God in human form breaking into...

Life With Kids

It's Sunday afternoon. I'm at home. All the girls are sleeping (Mom and the kids). It's really quiet. In moments like this, I try to remember what life was like before Amanda and I had...

Who Decides Your Values?

I came across an article in the Chicago Tribune called: Cardinal wades into fray about Chick-fil-A In light of the recent controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage, Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel made a statement saying...

What Does a “Kingdom of God” Type Response Look Like?

It's pretty difficult to respond to things like Christ in this world. The action often looks like we are letting people "walk on us." Bill Hybels @ the 2011 Global Leadership Summit that the Willow...

Do You Remember When Sunday School Teachers Were Like This?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQF79ch6mA8?rel=0] YouTube video description: Cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson recall their fearsome Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine, the only woman who had more power than their grandmother. Set in the small Florida town...

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Doing the Opposite (video)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0HhHLHLHaA?rel=0] I am always inspired when I see various ways the church tries to communicate what Jesus meant when he told us as his followers to "love your enemies."  I remember thinking about this...