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What Does Respect Look Like?

 I remember as a young child that whenever I would see someone who was visibly different, perhaps had some sort of disability or disfigurement, my mom or sometimes my dad would tell me that I should not stare or make … Continue reading

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The Gospel in Mental Illness

A few months ago I was asked to give a short devotional before a women’s event on mental illness at Hinson Baptist church. The blog post below is the manuscript from that talk. Tohu Va-Vohu. It sounds ominous doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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Sorrow at Christmas

I wrote this blog last Christmas and wanted to post it then but every time I sat down to do it I think the emotions were too raw to post for anyone to see. So here you go, a year … Continue reading

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God’s Unexpected Provision : 2 Kings 6:8-23

Originally published in the Journal of Biblical Counseling 31:2 under the title: “More than a Proof Text: God’s Unexpected Provision When Enemies Close In: 2 Kings 6:8-23”   “God is with you. He is in control. You can trust him.” This is … Continue reading

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Helping Our Churches Become Communities of Change

Helping Our Churches Become Communities of Change A few years ago Steve Midgley gave a talk at the CCEF National Conference giving a handful of practical steps we can take as leaders to develop a community that reflects gospel change. I’ll … Continue reading

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When Should a Pastor Refer?

When Should a Pastor Refer? In pastoral ministry the line between the work you do with your people and when to bring in extra help can be a difficult one to discern. For some seasoned wisdom on the topic I turn … Continue reading

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Home in the Northwest

We have settled in to our new house in Newberg, and are getting a sense of our new normal. Our family is getting settled and kids are in school. I am working on getting contacts with churches in the area … Continue reading

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