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The Artistry of Grace

September 2nd 2015 No comments yet  

color pigment shavingsToday, my daughter didn’t want to go to school. Crying, she expressed her fears about the playground, about how the kids were mean to her. My parental mind ran the spectrum of how to “turn this around,” how to salvage the morning—how to at least get everyone in the car. How to help her when I knew I could not be the direct source of aid. There were a lot of tears, hugs, anecdotes, encouragements, threats, responsibilities, some chasing, and a sock lost under the car in the process.

Finally …

What in the World Is Missional Living?

August 28th 2015 No comments yet  

wall watchingGod is at work.

Stop. Read that first sentence again. In a time of distressing developments and cultural confusion, we need the comfort of those four words.  Unclench your jaw. Take a breath. Feel the relief. God is at work.

As I step into my new role as your Pastor of Missional Living here at Stonebriar, the question I field most is: “What in the world is missional living?”

Every time I am asked that question, I am more than happy to respond. Even for the hundredth time. Why? Because the explanation of what “missional living” means begins and ends with those …

Anniversary Thoughts

August 26th 2015 1 comment so far  

calendarWhen people ask for my thoughts on something, they generally get “same day service” and more words than they want or bargained for—no one ever accused me of being brief. It has been over a week since Patricia Krecklow sweetly asked me to write something for the church blog, saying “whatever is on your mind.” What was on my mind had to pass through feelings before it could be expressed in words. And I had to get permission from beloved colleagues who share the experience and the associated thoughts and feelings …

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