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    If you are anything like me, there is nothing more frustrating than ambiguity. For instance, it drives me crazy when I see the miscellaneous designation on a spreadsheet. “We don't know where it fits, so we will just bury it in 'miscellaneous.' ” What is lost when we do that is clarity. For many years, our generous donors gave money
    It is so easy for me to find fault with the Church.  And it's really easy for me to criticize things at my own church. (Sorry, Pastor Wade) When I'm in that frame of mind, here's what is hard for me to accept – I am the Church. When I am criticizing and making grandiose lists in my head about where I feel the Church is missing the
    Can I tell you a secret? The very first thing I did this Monday morning was to go in the opposite direction of my office. I left home early and drove directly to a local golf course. It was one of the first truly delightful mornings of spring and I had just gone through a stretch of days that were not filled with anything that would even
    I was listening to a news briefing and heard a quote from Ben Affleck: While he ponders his own future as the Dark Knight, the actor does see a timeliness in Justice League's arrival now. “We certainly are in need of heroes in 2017,” Affleck says. “There's a lot of stuff going on in the world, from natural to man-made
    I feel a constant struggle in my life between being a consumer and a contributor. In the last ten years or so, I have come to love reading. I can't get enough of it. I am not quite disciplined in getting enough time to actually get through all the books I want to consume. My Amazon wishlist is mostly books, and I have a very bad habit of buying
    I have been listening to The Phil Vischer Podcast for the past few months. I love it! It is equal parts funny, insightful, and poignant. The other day they posted a “throwback episode” and I thought, I haven't been listening long enough for this to be a rerun, I will just listen… and I am so grateful that I did.