Led to Jesus by an Eight-Year-Old

Led to Jesus by an Eight-Year-Old

A couple weeks ago after church, 8-year-old Gianna DiPrince asked me to pray with her. She was feeling really sad because 7 of the 8 fish they had bought and put in their new aquarium died. Before we prayed together she had grabbed one of the lanyards that members of...
Gala Time and the Belle of the Ball

Gala Time and the Belle of the Ball

Six years ago Monique Crine, who was not yet married to Brett Johnson (but he was hopelessly smitten) pointed out to me that something was missing from our church. We just didn’t have enough fun altogether. We needed more parties. “Actually”, she said, “we should have...
Blessed Are Those Who Squirm With Discomfort

Blessed Are Those Who Squirm With Discomfort

Were you one of the lucky kids who got to play “kick the can” on the street in front of your house or apartment growing up? I did, and I loved it. I got to play it again the last three days at the National With Collective (W/) conference in Denver that our church...

I’ve Fired My Old Boss

Last spring at a staff meeting we asked everyone to check in with the dates they were going to be gone on vacation. I didn’t have any plans apart for a couple of days here and there for weddings and family stuff. That night I was driving out to Jenny’s for another...
Odd Ducks as a Harbinger of Hope!

Odd Ducks as a Harbinger of Hope!

Now that Leanne is retired we don’t start every morning with a panicky scramble to make sure she makes the number 38 bus by 8:00. Instead we go for a walk and talk for an hour or so. Her retirement is working out well for me so far! The other day walking around Rocky...