A Month of Gratitude, Day 5

It seemed appropriate on Thanksgiving Day, the day we gather together and express thanks for all the blessings in our lives, that I share the next installment of my ‘Gratitude’ series.  Today the thing I am most grateful for, aside from my relationship with God, is my wonderful family –...

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 4

When I walked away from the church in high school, my decision was based, at least in part, in the belief that I didn’t really need the church to have a relationship with God.  I had seen the irrelevance and the hypocrisy of the church and decided (with the certainty...

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 3

When I started this series, I had a map in my mind of how I wanted to communicate all the things I’m grateful for from my time at North Point.  I wanted to first go through a list of all the things I’m grateful for that have personally shaped my...

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 2

As I mentioned in my first post, I grew up in a church tradition that put a lot of emphasis on personal salvation.  Obviously I’m grateful for that.  I met with my pastor when I was twelve, prayed a prayer to accept God’s gift of forgiveness of my sin through...

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 1

Yesterday I sat down and did some math (total number of work days until the end of the year, minus holidays, minus vacation days) and figured out my last day at North Point will be December 17th.  One month left.  Gulp.  Until now, the end of my seven-plus years here...

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The Church has left the building

As Kate and I have been looking for places to buy or rent in Denver, we’ve come across a surprising (and somewhat depressing) phenomenon – old churches being remodeled as homes.  Just today Kate emailed me another one she found on Craigslist – a Methodist Episcopal church built in 1871...

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First of the “lasts”

It has begun. The beginning of the “lasts.” This past Thursday was our “last” Fall at the Farm, which is a fun annual event where all North Point Ministries families get together for some bbq, sweet tea, cotton candy, funnel cakes and lots of those inflatable jumping things. (Doesn’t that...

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Hunting for a house in Denver

Quick update and prayer request… Janis and I sold our house in Atlanta (yeah!) and will be moving to Denver in late December. So, this Wednesday, we’re flying out for a few days to hit the pavement and look for houses.  Our goal is to find a great place to...

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Cool Denver Connection

Stephen and I participated in a mini-conference today called Sundays at North Point (even thought it’s monday). It’s an opportunity for church staff and leaders to visit our church and get a behind the scenes tour of how everything works. It’s always an encouragement to hear these guests react to...

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