There’s nothing like walking into a new place and sensing that those who run the place thought of you before you got there. That they are actually excited to have you in their presence and they went above and beyond to prepare for your arrival. Whether it’s walking into a fantastic resort as the doors […]Read more "Welcome"
There we were, enjoying the Dback baseball game as they were about ready to take down the Dodgers at home. We sate in the ‘all-you-can-eat’ seats in upper left field. Good times. That’s when it happened… During a routine pitching change the music played and the people relaxed. The players huddled as the green grass […]Read more "Fan on the field & Church"
We all remember the bewilderment of Dorthy upon her early realization & navigation of the Land of Oz. New scenery. New sounds. Her internal awareness dashboard a flutter with red flashing lights. Visiting a new place is exciting for some, but down-right scary for others. Now think about your Church. Is it scary too? I’m […]Read more "Visiting ‘Oz’ & other observations"
How often do we miss the story? My barista the other day handed up my coffee. There it was on the counter for me to take. As I reached for it, I asked a simple question: What have you been up too? Now, in fairness, I have watched her grow up a bit. I’ve been […]Read more "Every Story has a Person"
Everyday is an opportunity to learn. We are told this growing up, but often we can forget. Recently on a vacation, I journeyed up to Phoenix to visit a couple churches. I was trying once again to tap into what it’s like to be “NEW” to church. I believe it’s key to remain vigilant…remembering what […]Read more "What I re-learned from Ragu"