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Imperfect and Loving It

Over the past few days I have felt plenty of love in our family. This love was mostly felt when imperfections were overwhelmingly present. Imperfections such as: Dog presents Smelly shin guards Oversized cowboy boots Shooting pineapple chunks Splinters Dirty, sweaty, smiling kids Here is some context… A few days ago, I was running behind...

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Live Joyfully

This past week I was able to meet a person who exudes joy. She is one of the few people that when you get close to her you can actually feel it. Her name is Pearl. She lives on the south side of Chicago in a neighborhood where violence, pain and hopelessness are the typical...

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Lost Contact

A few days ago I lost the contact lens for my right eye…and I had just opened a new case. This presents a problem for someone like me who tries to get as much life as possible out of each contact. So I started looking closely in the sink and on the counter. As time...

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Peace with God and glue

Yesterday I took a break from studying for my Sunday sermon and attempted to insulate  my office where I have had a sound issue. Two main concerns: 1. Sound travelled between the office space next to me like there were no walls. 2. Sound travelled between my office and the restroom like there were no...

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Preparation for Easter

As we prepare our hearts for this most incredible weekend for the Christian faith, I can think of no better commentary to prepare us for an incredible Easter service at New Life CityChurch than something Leigh-Ann wrote yesterday. In John 13 and 14, we read about Jesus and the disciples enjoying the Passover feast and...

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New Life CityChurch … Wow, what a day!

As we look forward to Easter Sunday, I want to take a moment to look back with gratitude on an incredible Palm Sunday. Nearly two thousand years ago, in another country, I imagine people were sitting down at night after an exciting day… Multitudes of people lined the streets heading into Jerusalem throwing down palm...