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‘WTH’ Are We REALLY Saying? (in Church)

‘WTH’ Are We REALLY Saying? (in Church)

I was at dinner with an older couple at an authentic Mexican restaurant near my house where most of the wait-staff is Spanish speaking.  The meal they ordered came to the table and the scene that ensued was comedic. As my elderly friend strained to explain his problem to a passing busboy (who did not speak a word of English), he began to enunciate each syllable with more volume and clarity: “NOOOOO! I! ORDERED! STEAK! TACOS…” He continued, as if talking slowly and shouting...

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Failure is NOT Your Destination

Failure is NOT Your Destination

“I generally avoid playing Monopoly. Not just Monopoly, but any board game that includes the kind of setbacks like “Go to Jail” that will take you back to the first step of the contest. Many of us spend our spiritual lives under the oppression of a board-game suite of rules. We allow our missteps to immobilize us. A momentary collapse or indiscretion becomes a destination instead of a delay in our path to follow. One of the greatest challenges of the nomadic...

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3 “Must Reads” for Every Writer

3 “Must Reads” for Every Writer

Helping people shape their book concepts, tell their story, and focus their message to the readers who need it most has proven to be a real source of joy for me. It’s been a pleasant collision of my experience teaching writing and my familiarity with imagining concepts and crafting them into publishable books. My first book, The Mockingbird Parables, was published in 2010 by Tyndale. It was a tumultuous journey of fighting over permissions then being dropped my original publisher...

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