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It was Saturday morning and the stage was set. The sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies filled my kitchen. Board games were stacked neatly in the living room where Pandora was tuned to our favorite station. The sheets were washed and beds were made in the guest rooms....
Showing Up

Showing Up

Showing up. It’s a small action with a big impact. Showing up says, “You matter to me.” More than that, showing up says, “You matter.” And even more than that, showing up implies, “You matter to God.” It’s the beautiful reality that Jesus has tucked into a small group...

BYOT

Today my son woke up excited to go to school. This doesn’t happen everyday (even though he is in the second grade and I have a feeling it will get much worse when he hits the middle school years.) So why was he excited? He explained to me that his school was...
The Vacant Stares

The Vacant Stares

It’s the first time your group is meeting, and sixteen eyes vacantly stare at you. Jeopardy music plays in your head (or is it the theme from Jaws?) as you think, “Maybe my question was unclear. Maybe I should ask it differently. What if it’s me? Oh no, it is me. The...

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