Worth Fighting For

Have you ever had someone fight for you?  A friend who fended off a bully, even if it meant taking punches that were meant for you?  A big sister or big brother who, in most cases seemed like they couldn’t care less for you, all of a sudden became protective of you?  An adult who intervened at just the […]

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The Weight of Depression and Suicide

[This appeared first at LifeChurchNC.com] September 2, 2016 Last Sunday, we concluded a 4-part series through the book of Jonah by exploring the dark and lonely feelings associated with depression and thoughts of suicide.  Chapter 4 of Jonah concludes with Jonah reaching a point where he wanted his life to end, pleading with God to […]

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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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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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