On A Mission From God and Still Learning

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Last week (April 18-21) was #HeartCon17, Heartbeat International’s annual conference in Chicago, “On a Mission from God.” The theme comes from the 1980 movie, The Blues Brothers, with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Their mission was to raise money for the orphanage where they grew up; our mission during the conference is to gain tools and encouragement to fulfill our …

Thank Gutenburg for a 1st Faith? Yep.

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Over the last couple of weeks my nine-year-old son was working on a project for “History Club,” which meets at Belle Meade Mansion in Nashville. His mission? Find a great inventor who flies under the radar when we consider famous inventors. Therefore, Ben Franklin, the Wright Brothers and others were out. His choice? Johannes Gutenburg, who gave us the printing …

Taking a Bite Out of History

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Wandering through the exhibit hall with Jennifer at the Teach Them Diligently home school convention in Nashville Saturday, I was just trying to clear cobwebs and re-connect with Jenn after a few days on the road. I was in Hillsboro, OH for an event with the Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center on Friday night and after flying in early Saturday, my …

Lessons From the Road

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Ramblings from the Road: North Dakota can be cold this time of year (a surprise, I know). Arriving Sunday night—nearly Monday morning—for events in Fargo and Bismarck, the temperature was less than 20 degrees and dropping. I would wake up with the mercury at 2 below. But North Dakota is quickly becoming one of my favorite states. For a guy …

A Tale of Two Plates

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On Sunday mornings, one of my roles is “making breakfast” for our two youngest; our boys ages nine and eleven. I’d love to tell you how challenging it is, but lying is not a great idea in a faith-based column. Let’s go full disclosure: I heat the oven to 375 or 400 degrees, drop some cinnamon rolls or biscuits (yes, …

The First Spiritual High Five

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As one who looks at life in sports analogies far too often (just ask my children about my numerous attempts to communicate life’s truths through what they call, #anotherdadgolfstory), I can’t help but look at Jesus and try to find a powerful—perhaps sports-filled—analogy to explain his interaction with the centurion in Matthew 8 (also Luke 7). In theological terms, Jesus …