Get Real

Years ago, we did a series at church we calledĀ Get Real. The purpose was to look at some real stuff Jesus challenges us with, based on the book of Matthew. One Sunday during that series, we talked about real forgiveness. One of ourĀ groups got into some real difficult stuff -- wrestling with how forgiveness fits…

What My Visit to the Dentist Taught Me About Church

I went to the dentist last week for my twice-a-year checkup. For some people, those 2 times a year are to be avoided. But not for me. I don't mind going to my dentist. Really. One reason: I'm a dedicated flosser -- something only my hygienist truly appreciates. But I also don't mind going to…

Letter to My Daughter Upon Her Graduation

So, last week, I looked at commencement speeches, and what they say about us. This week, I want to continue on the graduation theme -- but on a much more personal level. Today, I write a letter to my 18-year-old daughter who will, in 3 days, graduate from high school. Consider this my commencement speech…