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Monthly Archives: August 2011

A dog is a dog is a dog

DOG. What comes to mind when you hear that word? My wife and I love big dogs. The first 3 we had were Great Danes. And yes, they were inside dogs. Then we had a giant schnauzer – all 105 pounds of her. Most recently we adopted an American Bulldog named Zeus from a dog rescue organization. He is the … Continue reading

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It’s Like the Wind, Nic

We went to the beach Sunday. Our church family had a gathering of fun, fellowship, volleyball, swimming, conversation, s’mores and worship. West Michigan’s sandy shoreline is spectacular in the summer. A cool north wind was blowing and it felt good in the warm afternoon sun. I brought my kite in case someone told me to go fly one. I have … Continue reading

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Stories, stories, everywhere!

Sunday, August 7, I was in Matthews, NC to see Pat Murdock at Elevation Church.  Pat had agreed to meet with me that weekend, but said the only time he could see me was 8am-930am Sunday morning.  You see, he oversees some of the leader development at EC and was meeting with the leaders from 730am-8am.  The first service started … Continue reading

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Roadblocks and AK-47s

When I travel in the developing world outside of the major cities, there is something both discomfiting and reassuring about roadblocks. Sometimes it is hard to tell which it will be as you approach the checkpoint. When your driver is commanded to stop by a military officer with an AK-47, there are usually questions about why you are on that … Continue reading

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John RW Stott – Words to Live By

John RW Stott went home to his eternal reward on July 27, 2011. One of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century, some called him the “evangelical Pope.” His prolific writing, sermons while Rector at All Souls Church in London, influence in the Lausanne Movement and the thousands of majority world pastors trained and equipped with books … Continue reading

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