28 Jun

Staying on the Mountain

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Last week, our students had a wonderful week at Centrifuge at North Greenville University and several had significant experiences with God in the process. In church circles, we often call those “Mountain-Top Experiences” because they emulate Moses’s experience with God on Mt. Sinai when he received the 10 commandments (twice). What often happens, though, happened
22 Jun

Rain, Rain Go Away

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We are having a great week at Centrifuge and I am always excited to spend time with our students. As usual, our church has an incredible group of kids that look out for each other, help each other, and include each other. What we don’t enjoy, so much, is the encroaching rain that seems to
15 Jun

The Seductive Lure of Misplaced Confidence

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Confidence. We all seek it when we don’t have it. When we have it, we forget what it’s like to need it. It’s a quiet song beating in our ears and whispering, “You are not enough.” It’s lure is so great, that many latch on to the first thing that gives them the impression that
08 Jun

Summer Kids Club is a GO!

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Yesterday evening, I had the privilege of helping our Wednesday evening “Kid’s Time” volunteers try something new this summer, backyard bible clubs in our community. For the last few years, we have put on a VBS for our own kids and to try and reach out into the community. Each year, the VBS leadership team
01 Jun

The Good Place

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Before my wife, Wendy, was in my life I mainly just used my TV to watch movies. In fact I did not even have a TV until I moved out because I used a computer monitor. I was an avid gamer geek, but now my wife has me Netflix binging just like the rest of
26 May

Competing Ourselves to Death

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Life definitely feels like a giant competition where the wages of defeat (and victory) are pain-filled. This week Deidra and I had the pleasure of watching our 5th and 8th grade children promote to the next grade and next level of school. Both have done well in school (as well as their older brother), but
18 May

Faith Isn’t as Easy as it Used to Be

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Don’t misinterpret what I’m saying in the title of this blog: faith has never been “easy” at all (hence it ceases to be true faith). However, what I am saying is that living out Christian faith in American society today, as a whole, does not happen with the confidence that it used to. Despite the
11 May

Is God Jealous?

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When I think of God, I often like to view him as a gentle grandfather who loves me and is quick to forgive my sins and my shortcomings. It’s a common perception…and one that may not be completely wrong. However, there are some uncomfortable images of God in scripture, too. Not because they paint God
03 May

Unlikely Reflection

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First off, I want to thank Wes & Marie Williams, Mark Owens, Wayne Albergotti, Nicky Murphy, and the Murphy kids for so much help making one of the coolest stage designs that I have seen at Journey. I just love the look of that pallet wood and the hanging Edison bulbs. While Nicky and I
27 Apr

He Initiates, We Respond

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We had an amazing experience last week in Awaken with our students in what we called “The Table”. We came around the table together to discuss the various ways that Jesus set an example for us to follow, and also to be reminded of how we are to remember Him and to allow what He