Be Quick

Be Quick. It seems to be the normal pace of life. Quick to go do. Quick to read through. Quick to share our opinion. Quick to move on. But in reading through James with my Egroup guys, we’re being reminded what the greatest tip toward ‘quickness’ is to God. James 1:19-20 says this: 19 My dear […]

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I’m Thankful

It’s time to pause. Time to allow gratitude to swell up within. The hustle and bustle of the year and all the commotion of ‘normal’ life gets to be paused on this Thanksgiving Day. I’m working on practicing the discipline of thankfulness. So, here’s 18 things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving season: (not necessarily ranked […]

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Round the Bases

I got to watch my son’s baseball team yesterday in their last regular season game. We were in a small town north of Tucson. Kearny, AZ. It was there in a small town, that I witnessed a big time demonstration of compassion. In fact, maybe it was more than that.  Sports sometimes captures moments that […]

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This is That

Sometimes a picture or story captures vision better than any sermon or lecture. We talk a lot about what ‘biblical community’ should look like. That we’re encouraged in Scripture to intertwine our lives – that the connected life is better than the surrounded life. Connected means: “I’m in your corner” and you’re in mine. We […]

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Set the DVR

Yes, I’m encouraging you to watch TV. I do. I’m setting my DVR the next few Sunday evenings and will watch something with my family leading up to Easter. We’ll have some conversations around it… Emmy-winning producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Touched by an Angel’s Roma Downey, have produced The Bible, an epic retelling […]

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The Moments that Capture You

The Moments that Capture You

Recently on vacation I was reminded of a simple truth: most moments of life we walk through, but some moments capture you. That captivate you with joy, or sorrow, or fear, or wonder…it’s in these moments we need to make sure we stop & savor. They do something within us, stir us to experience life to it’s fullest. They remind us of what really matters. What’s important. What needs to change, if something does. So – may you live with alertness to be captured and captivated by some certain moments that will arise within the normal routines of your day. May they refresh you and stir your soul anew. This picture – it was a moment that caught me – renewed me to savor her…to stop and enjoy my kids more…before this season fades all too quickly. Enjoy the ride of those moments that capture you my friend. Don’t rush through them (good or bad), but rather savor and learn from them. -Jack

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Family Dinner

School is back in full swing. I’m not sure about you – but we’re often on the run and family sit down dinners are precious things. So, whether you’re “on the go” all together or able to gather all around the table at home … those are moments where you can seize some great conversations! […]

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Answer the call for Real

It started with toy phones. They were cool for my kids growing up. But it didn’t take long before the toy faded and we migrated upwards to the fake, yet not fully functioning phones. In fact, if you make your way around our home, you’ll notice cell phones everywhere. Behind the cushion and under the […]

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