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The Life Dichotomy

Plenty of things in this life should give us reason to pause. Why does the word “lisp” have an “s” in it? Since Americans throw rice at weddings, do Asians throw cheeseburgers? And then there’s this picture of an octopus eating a shag: Not that bird’s best day. Other more Read more…

LEADERSHIP

Born To

My wife was born to worship, and born to inspire others to worship. Yes she’s also a remarkable wife, a sacrificial mother, a faithful friend, a talented photographer, and a gifted songwriter. But she was born to help people enter the presence of the Lord with her voice. We do Read more…

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Made From Scratch

And then there was a new person. I love meeting people. All over the world. Some formal introductions with significant long-term ramifications; others simple nods or handshakes, first names only, soon forgotten upon exiting the parking lot. But it’s another thing to meet a person when no one else has Read more…

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The Waiting Game

What are you waiting for? The Hopper Kids were waiting for their Uncle Joe to land at Watertown International Airport (ART) last night. Because today is the big day. The date we’ve had circled on the calendar for almost 10 months. (I still don’t know why women only get credit Read more…

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The Impossible Feat

As a pastor, I frequent tragic stories more often than most. It’s part of the job description. So if anyone has pumped their fist at God asking, “Why?” it’s those who walk in church leadership. But for all our losses as humans–the impetus of which we invited wholesale into our Read more…