Ezekiel, my son…

Blessed be God, my mountain, who trains me to fight fair and well… Make our sons in their prime like sturdy oak trees,  Our daughters as shapely and bright as fields of wildflowers…  How blessed the people who have all this!    How blessed the people who have God for God!  _Psalm 144: 1,12,15 (Msg., emphasis added) […]

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a recent success…

Almost two weeks ago I attended a coaches training for the Clifton StrengthsFinder® in Hickory, NC with several others pastors, church-planters and community leaders from around Greensboro. During one of the training sessions we were all asked to list a couple of “recent successes” we’d had in life, ministry, etc. First of all, I love […]

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life keeps moving…

Happy Birthday to my dad today (April 28th) who turns 73!  We’ll be heading up to celebrate with him this evening, which we’re so excited about!  I’ll be catching back up the middle of next week as I welcome in “the early-30’s!”  Whew!  Life keeps moving… Speaking of which, it’s amazing to watch kids grow […]

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I hate shots…

I remember when I was growing up and those infamous visits to the pediatrician’s office. I remember my doctor’s name – Dr. Amos, whose office was located near Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro – and I remember that the only cool thing about going to his office were the “Highlights” magazines and all the germ-infested […]

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Speaking of dreaming…

(referring to thoughts from my recent post, resolutely…) Last week, Molly, Julia and I visited Chicago for a few days with our friends, Ryan, Caroline and Amelia Shuping. In all, we had a blast. One of the highlights (besides spending the whole week with my girls) was finally getting a chance to see Michael Jordan […]

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