There’s Always a “But”

But. One of the most necessary words in the English language. But. Also one of the most hurtful. “I love you but…” “Your skills and experience are very impressive, but…” “You did a great job, but…” “Everything was great, but…” “No offense, but…” How many of us haven’t heard some variation of one of these […]

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So This is the New Year

One of my favorite songs at the end of every year is “The New Year” by Death Cab for Cutie. So I am dedicating this post to my thoughts on what I think is one of the best observations on the yearly calendar roll over. So this is the new year And I don’t feel […]

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3 Social Media Tips for Churches

This post is taken from an article I posted on LinkedIn. Every church is on social media these days. Big, small, and every size in between, churches have realized that social media is here to stay and they need to be involved. However, many churches struggle with how to work with this communication medium. After […]

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the deleted scenes

I don’t know if anyone else has ever noticed this, but the inside of the cover of a certain DVD pressing of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation has a picture that must have been from a deleted scene in the movie. A staple in our household between Thanksgiving and December 24, I have seen this movie […]

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63lbs of change

Over five years ago 45 lbs of brown, wet, shivering, starving change arrived on the front porch of our home in Nashville. Change…who’s name became Duke. Prior to Duke, animal rescue and adoption had never been a part of my life. My family always had a dog growing up–a succession of purebred Shetland Sheepdogs. But […]

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