#Wise #RethinkChurch

I LOVE the Golden Girls. Blanche, Sophia, Dorothy, and Rose are like my long lost friends from another lifetime. Almost like a ritual, I check in with them each evening as I wind down from the day. I know every word to the series’ iconic theme song, Thank You for Being a Friend!” I can…

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Steadfast, Rejected and Need #ReThinkChurch

I’m sitting in the sanctuary of a church of my youth. I remember sitting in the same sanctuary, in the same pew with red cushions, year after year, staring at the choirs, preachers, speakers. I remember listening to worship rehearsals, being reminded to complete my homework, and wishing we could just go home. Holy Week…

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Covenant, Shelter and Joy #ReThinkChurch

This week, I received a special gift. In the midst of crazy weather, marathon meetings and looming deadlines, some of my friends showed up from around the country and made time to share a meal together. Every one of them is a unique personality. Each of our relationships are different. When we came together, it…

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Vision #ReThinkChurch

I was in Mrs. McAdams’ second grade class when it started. Every week, I seemed to have a harder time seeing what she was writing on the chalkboard. Mrs. McAdams noticed that I was squinting to see and she moved my desk closer and closer to the front of the room. Finally, Mrs. McAdams told…

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Love, Live and Celebrate #ReThinkChurch

Every now and then during the Lenten season, we fail. We fall off the bus. We forget. We do not follow through on the promises we made to God and ourselves to reflect, sacrifice, and fully participate in the Lenten disciplines that we have taken on. Last week, the “we” became “me.” I allowed myself…

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Mighty #ReThinkChurch

  “Mighty To Save” – Hillsong United Everyone needs compassion Love that’s never failing Let mercy fall on me Everyone needs forgiveness The kindness of a Savior The hope of nations Savior He can move the mountains My God is #mighty to save He is #mighty to save Forever Author of salvation He rose and…

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Settle #rethinkchurch

   A few years ago, my brother and I were driving through Atlanta when we came across an advertisement for Coke Zero. The sign said, “unrealistic expectations met daily.” My brother remarked, “did you see that?” “No.” The double preachers’ kid continued, “That sign will preach!” He was right! That sign will and does indeed…

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