Category Archives: Family

Circles and Rows

Good things happen when we’re seated in rows, but real church happens when we’re seated in circles. That’s a paraphrase of something megachurch pastor Andy Stanley said in a sermon a few weeks ago, and I’ve been flogging that message at … Continue reading

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For How Long?

Am I the only one who thinks Acts 2:42-47 is a bit of a crock? They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders … Continue reading

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A Lot of Trouble

Aside from Jesus, which biblical character do you think of when you hear the word ‘obedient’? Plenty of names probably come to mind, but I’m fairly certain that near the top of this list for most people is an Old … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 4: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Once I decided to close out this series talking about the Garden of Eden, I knew I had to include this clip from The Simpsons. And yes, I must recount a few highlights:    • ‘Please rise for our opening hymn, … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 3: Horticultural Fisherman

The G-Word occurs most often in Genesis, but 12 of the 13 times ‘garden’ is used in that book, the text is referring to Eden. After Genesis, the two books that use the G-Word the most are Song of Songs and … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 2: Partnership

When I think about gardens, I think of my mom’s yard. Potato plants like ferns. Carrots plants like pine saplings. Tomato plants dripping with fruit. Onion plants that stand higher than the back fence. Enough cucumber plants to keep Bicks in … Continue reading

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Po’ Lazarus

With God, a waiting season is never a wasted season. If God always met your expectations, He’d never have the opportunity to exceed them. God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials. Those three great, tweetable quotes came from a sermon … Continue reading

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The Hooky Song

It occurred to me recently that I’ve never blogged about one of my biggest God Moments, and it is time to right that wrong. Here goes: It all started one day when I decided to play hooky from church … … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 3: Be As One

As I was putting the finishing touches on Imagine, Part 2: No Religion, Too yesterday, I noticed another nifty parallel between the writings of John Lennon and the Apostle John:     John of Liverpool: I hope someday you’ll join … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 2: No Religion, Too

Yesterday, I talked about John Lennon’s classic ballad Imagine, and how it bears a strong resemblance to the last few chapters of Revelation. But I deliberately avoided spending time on my favorite part of the visions of John of Patmos … Continue reading

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