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What the High School Students Taught Me

This past Sunday was our celebration of graduating high school seniors at church. We are graduating our third child on Thursday and about to have an empty nest. We have had a child in our home non-stop for 29 years, so yes, an empty nest is going to be fun/strange/sad/happy/quiet; so many things to feel. Seriously. Imagine all of… Continue reading What the High School Students Taught Me

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Leaning

When I was a little girl the church we attended had a children's church. It was not at all like children's ministry today with colorful murals, indoor playgrounds, kid-friendly music and cool video based Bible lessons. It was called "Little Church" and it was literally a tiny child-sized sanctuary with little pews, a little pulpit and little… Continue reading Leaning

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Crunch Time

Holy week is crunch time for pastors.  Crunch time is defined as a critical period of time during which it is necessary to work hard and fast.  I don't know why I count up such things but at our place, Holy Week equals 16 worship services, 2 egg hunts, baptisms, a lot of communion and… Continue reading Crunch Time

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Confessions From a Pastor

Soon we will begin a new sermon series at church, Confessions from the Pastors.  I told my clergy colleagues I wasn't comfortable confessing things before God and everybody.  One mentioned, "Isn't that what a confession is?  Something you are uncomfortable admitting to God and others?"  I hate it when one of them is right...it is so rare it… Continue reading Confessions From a Pastor