Church is…

What comes to mind when you think about church? You might think about architecture, rituals or experiences you’ve seen or had. Church is not a building. It IS people. It’s a movement of Jesus. Church is a hospital for the hurting. A rescued people on mission for God in relational and tangible expression within our […]

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Healthy Love

We launched a new series about this Crazy Little Thing Called Love last weekend. Looking into love, relationships, marriage and more. So much of our lives revolves around love or the pursuit and desire for it. You’ll be able to watch my message here I love helping people grow in their relationships because they are […]

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We spend our young toddler lives asking questions of people. We hunger to ask. We grow up and we still ask. Maybe not for answers. But we ask people – we invite them to join us at dinner, the ball game, school events and a host of other things. I remember seeing an interesting statistic […]

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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 […]

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Light of Christmas

One of the things I enjoy about Christmas are the lights. It’s a darker part of the year, but those Christmas lights have a way of brightening things up. They shine, twinkle, flash and even some dance with rhythm to accompanying tunes. Light illuminates the darkness. It shines to brighten a room. It brings clarity. […]

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No One Stands Alone

Community is a big deal. The notion of living life connected with others and not simply surrounded by them. All through the pages of the Scriptures we’re told, invited and modeled to pursue this connection. Connection not solely with God, but with others as well. We were not created to be or do life alone – […]

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What darkness can’t do…

Simple phrases are the craving of every word architect. Every author. Every ad agency looking to maximize “the sell.” Every agent of change wants vision to stick in the heart and mind, not just the short-term memory, to be jettisoned later. The simple, but memorable nugget of truth is what they seek. I read this […]

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Parenting – BIG 3

Parenting is one of life’s greatest invitations to impact the future! It’s also filled with great challenge. I’ve been reading through Mark Batterson’s book: Praying Circles Around Your Children the past few days. It’s filled with some significant ideas of how to pray for your children. Below – are some of his thoughts from a […]

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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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Spiritual Family Rhythms

If you listen closely. If you pause for a moment and reflect – you’ll notice it. It is something your life shares in common with every piece of music that has ever been recorded down through the dawn of time… It’s rhythm. Every song has it. It may not be identical. Every family has it. […]

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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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Making it Right

There she was…walking across the parking lot in a dash. The morning was unfolding and she was running late. Her hurried pace indicated the stress that weighed down upon her schedule… What happened next caught my eye (interlude) We’ve all had moments when what you intend to do, doesn’t quite match up with what you […]

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Parental Pacing

The Adventure of Parenting can cause us to pace at times… Maybe it’s the nerves of watching your child perform at a recital or during their sporting events as you sit in the bleachers with nerves turning on the inside. It might be the anxiety that can creep into those nights where they’re driving behind […]

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Verbal High-Five

Everybody loves the High-Five. When you receive one from a teammate, co-worker or friend – it lifts your spirits. You are instantly rewarded with a sense of contribution, that you made an impact. Often it’s a way we look to pass along an “Great Job” or “Way to go” to someone around us. It seems […]

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Everybody needs a Huddle

Earlier today I left my huddle. And I left better for having been there. I’m thankful for it – for them. A huddle is simply a small group of folks that are lovingly challenging you. Every month I get the opportunity to “huddle” with other leaders here in Tucson. It’s a gathering of kindred souls […]

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