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Totally Normal

I think I mentioned to you back in March how much I appreciated the woman who heads the Special Needs Ministry of our denomination (Steph Hubach). I attended one of her workshops at our Mercy Conference and learned a TON–especially how “disability” has been re-defined over the ages: – From “abnormal in a normal world” (historical/medical) – To “normal in …

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People a Pastor Should Fear

Tim Challies pointed us over to this list of Ten People a Pastor Should Fear and I particularly liked the one with the “Danger Will Robinson” comment. Yeep! (Take it all with a big grain of salt …)

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Pics

Soph finished her little kid gymnastics classes and this summer starts the ‘real’ gymnastics classes (that are divided by skill level, not age). Fun stuff! Memorial day photo … Today she dressed herself up at a PILGRIM and spent the day doing all of her many ‘chores’ (pretending to wash the laundry and hang it out / taking care of …

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Love and Wisdom Require Us to Not Lump People Into Amorphous Blobs (The Radley Porch Rule)

Do you remember the scene in Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird, when a mob of angry men suddenly turned into themselves (usually more sane and careful men) simply because a little girl (Scout Finch) began to call them by name? I was young when I read the book (I should re-read it!), but I remember thinking how it …

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Prosperity Drug (HT: Slice of Infinity)

Margaret Manning has a great article in today’s RZIM Slice of Infinity: The Prosperity Drug I encourage you to check it out!

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Remembering Our Fallen Men and Women in the Military

We’re heading to our Memorial Day services in a few hours and I just wanted to post our THANKS and HONORING of all of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We could never repay the debt we owe to their families and to them. I do hope that you are praying for …

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What hinders community?

DesiringGod Ministries posted an interesting interview with Paul Tripp this week and his response to this question, in particular, gave me pause: What is the greatest hindrance to cultivating community in the American church? “The first thing that comes to mind is frenetic western-culture busyness. I read a book on stress a few years back, and the author made a …

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Do You Want a Friend?

Pastor Anyabwile just wrote a strong recommendation of Noel Piper’s latest children’s book and after reading all that he said, I am eager to check it out: Do You Want a Friend?

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PBS Videos

Oh, that MakingHome Jess does it again! One passing comment from her and HOORAY! Our little non-TV-family has access to even more shows than super fun Hulu: PBS Videos I’m looking forward to exploring when I’m up again on a sleepless night. Hope your week is progressing well! I have had two EXTREMELY low energy days following three EXTREMELY lacking …

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Leadership and Approachability (HT: Route 5:9)

My own hubby wrote a great post over at the Peacemaker Ministries blog that I encourage you to check out: Leadership and Approachability

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