Category Archives: Off the Wall

Silent Expectations

There have been some ‘speed bumps’ that have occurred in the last number of months with various relationships that intersect my life. What has transpired has allowed a memory to come crashing back of a time in my early fatherhood … Continue reading

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Tans, Tequilas, and Tattoos

So what is it about a vacation that makes it want to linger in your head…like forever? I returned from two weeks in warmer climes and have yet to find my groove. I’m almost there, but man is it hard … Continue reading

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Oh I Wonder, Wonder…

I’ve been thinking a lot about church, the people that lead it, those who attend it, the programs we run, why we do what we do and why we struggle to simply row in a similar direction. I’ve also been … Continue reading

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How To Become the Very Thing You Abhor

In the last couple of weeks I have come across some news articles from some folks who are supposedly ‘Christian’.  I say ‘supposedly’ because I truly wonder if they read the same Bible that I read and follow the same … Continue reading

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Stunned, Shocked, Surprised…and Speechless!

This past February, two significant events occurred: one happened in our church, and the second occurred in my life. In our church we have this tradition we do every February called Just Because. It’s all about our Vineyard family loving … Continue reading

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The Winston School of Leadership

A couple of weeks ago I finished up a 2 part series on what the Bible has to say about handling money. I likened money to having a dog. Why a dog, you ask? Well, dogs are pack animals, meaning, … Continue reading

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Crazy Is Not Always a Bad Thing

Have you ever had thoughts flit through your mind and you wonder, “Where did that come from?” There is one thought that came through my mind this past week and it’s a thought that I have had before. It’s this … Continue reading

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