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D6 // Technology & Our Kids

If you’re a parent, you know the tension between technology and kids is a real struggle. We see it shape the views of our children as they grow up. We see how it takes our attention away from them as we parent. We wonder if we are handling these devices...

The Power of Routine

There’s nothing cool about the idea of routine, but it’s essential for ministry leaders. One of my hobbies is playing golf. I am helplessly in love with the game. One of the things I discovered when I started working with a golf coach this year was that...

Rediscovering Joy as a Pastor

We know chasing happiness in ministry is a recipe for disaster. Embracing joy is an intentional choice, and it’s something we all need as we lead the church. A pastor that has chosen joy and fights for joy has the potential to lead a joyful church. In 2020 we...

The Regathering Process

This month marks a year that we have been navigating this pandemic. When we stopped physical gatherings in 2020, we thought we would be back by Easter of the next month. We were wrong, and we had so much to learn ahead of us. Our church was online only for about 3...

Death, Loss, & the Pandemic

There was no way we could have known what a difficult year this would be when we first heard about COVID-19 a year ago when the first case popped up in Seattle. As I am writing this, that was a year ago this week, and like other flu-like viruses we have encountered,...