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The loss of a dear friend

The loss of a dear friend

I learned a few days ago that my dear friend, Tim Nichols, went to be with the Lord after a long illness.   We knew he had been sick for a long time, but like any time someone larger than life goes home, the hole…

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Adoption Agency Update

Adoption Agency Update

Many of you know we’re in the process of launching Zoe’s House, a full service adoption agency here in Kansas City that will serve expectant women locally and adoptive families nationwide. We are in the full throes of preparing to launch.  Like so many other…

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Dealing With Crazy Folk

Dealing With Crazy Folk

Crazy folk. Everybody got’m. I’m not talking about mental illness.  I’m talking about people who are rational most of the time but have one area of life where they just see cross eyed.  They make no sense, they get irate, and they take the conversation…

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Dialing in the Seek-o-meter

Dialing in the Seek-o-meter

After posting a few days ago about the importance of vibe, I got a few questions regarding my thoughts on seekers and worship services.  How much should they be the focus of things?   Do we gear everything for the lowest entry point of understanding…

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What matters first in your church…

What matters first in your church…

Some things matter most.   But some matter first. Dave Workman of Cincinnati Vineyard fame used to give a talk entitled The Power of Vibe. At least, that’s what I remember it being called. I think I first heard him give the talk back around…

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Here’s to Then

Here’s to Then

Kelsey and I will celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary in a few months.  That’s a long time by any measure, with the exception being that of the life span of a Galapagos tortoise, but even then….it’s a chunk. In that time, we’ve had a few…

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We Are Practitioners

We Are Practitioners

We have been part of the pro life movement in an intentional way since 2005. Early on, we participated in the regular ways.   We prayed, we marched, and we made our voice heard. All of those methods are valid and they make a difference…

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Cinnamon Rolls for Adoption

Cinnamon Rolls for Adoption

Listen to the experienced voice of Lou Engle and his boys, who have first hand experience with these cinnamon rolls. Here’s how it works. You make a donation to our adoption fund and we will say thank you with one dozen of Kelsey’s unfathomably good…

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Scout finds his way home.

Scout finds his way home.

The wheels of justice turn slowly, but they do turn, friends.   February 3, the birth mother of our two sets of twins, Anna, Mercy, Creed and Cadence, gave birth to a little boy.  Due to difficulties most would struggle to comprehend, she was unable…

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Sneak a Peak…

Sneak a Peak…

It’s dark in the house tonight, and I’m pecking away at this keyboard, watching messages fly back and forth between a team that is building the future of the adoption movement. When we adopted eight years ago, we had no clue.  We didn’t know much except…

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