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The Imminent Death of My Church (And the Hope of Resurrection)

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A Church is More Than a Building / Ministerial Madness / Wrestling with Angels

We had a tough meeting today. It was another meeting full of stress and dreary reports about the state of our finances. This time, though, was the worst so far. We have one year to live. If our pledges stay where they are, and our expenses keep rising, we will be broke in one year. We have reached the bottom. We can see the potential¬†imminent death of our church as we know it. And yet, […]

Dreams Released, Renewed, Reviewed

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Adoption / Answering the Call / Wrestling with Angels

I always wanted a big family. When I was twelve, I read¬†19 Steps Up the Mountain, about a family with many adopted children who had a wide variety of special needs: a couple Korean boys with polio, an African-American girl with no arms or legs, a little Chinese girl with Down’s Syndrome, etc. I wanted to be like them. Big family. Lots of kids. Biological kid or two, but many adoptions. Special needs. When I […]