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The Gift of Our Limits

The Gift of Our Limits

I can remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first year of full-time ...

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The Art of Saying, “No”

The Art of Saying, “No”

Recently, I was asking to be involved in a great opportunity to start a new ...

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Out of Empty Tombs

Out of Empty Tombs

“Leave yourself alone.  Enter solitude.  Be silent.  Do your good deeds in secret.  Make dead ...

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Sketches, Perspectives, and God

Sketches, Perspectives, and God

Over the past eight years I have had the privilege of discipling and caring for ...

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The Volunteer Bait and Switch

The Volunteer Bait and Switch

Editor's Note: This past Spring, Project Renovation took on the topic of caring for youth ...

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The Change Monster

The Change Monster

Change is in the Air Every parent knows the signs, a baby who is crying, who ...

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Work, Worry, and Great Rest

Work, Worry, and Great Rest

Work, Worry, and Hurtful Comments. “So, you’re a youth pastor, huh? What do you do all ...

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Learning to Remember

Learning to Remember

Not Wanting to Forget With the birth of our son, we write down all of his ...

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Make Time to Truly Rest

Make Time to Truly Rest

When was the last time you rested? I mean actually rested. I am not talking about ...

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Caring for the Soul of Your Spouse

Caring for the Soul of Your Spouse

It was another Sunday morning.  Naomi looked at me and asked, “Do we have to?” ...

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Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

As a kid, did you ever play ‘connect the dots’?  You know – the game ...

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Journaling that Works

Journaling that Works

 In January of 2006, I began to journal on a regular basis. If you have ...

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

If, you’re like me you probably remember when you had a task to do but ...

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Of Machines and Men

Of Machines and Men

Wayne Muller in his book Sabbath tells a story about Harvard President Neil Rudenstine oversleeping ...

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The Art of Running Late

The Art of Running Late

I’m late. I had scheduled my day out perfectly. I planned to have enough time ...

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An Interview with Deb Turnow

An Interview with Deb Turnow

This morning we’re excited to have the chance to interview the latest member of the ...

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Mirthdays and the Necessity of Celebration

Mirthdays and the Necessity of Celebration

A few weeks ago I was in a staff meeting at the church where I ...

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Dealing with Tragedy on the Day After

Dealing with Tragedy on the Day After

On the morning after a terrible tragedy such as the one we saw yesterday in ...

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Don’t ignore the Little Foxes

Don’t ignore the Little Foxes

The Little Things It was such a small thing. Most people wouldn’t have even noticed but ...

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Reflections from a Thirsty Soul

Reflections from a Thirsty Soul

"My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet ...

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Finding Space for the Sacred

Finding Space for the Sacred

I fell like I've learned a lot from my mom over the years. More recently ...

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Beyond Unresolved Conflict

Beyond Unresolved Conflict

Last week, Ben wrote a great post entitled “New Hope for Old Wounds” about those ...

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New Hope for Old Wounds

New Hope for Old Wounds

Not the way it was supposed to go... Working around camp often brings up memories of ...

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Cake in the Kitchen

Cake in the Kitchen

This past Saturday my wife and daughter baked a cake together. Not just any cake, ...

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