When I Go Quiet

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness.  God is the friend of silence.  See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa […]

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I Don't Grow

I grew up spending my summers with my “Nanny” (aka my Grandma) who planted a massive garden every year complete with tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, green beans, carrots, green peppers, lettuce and a strawberry patch.  I absolutely loved that garden.  I would work hours with her planting, watering, pulling weeds and most importantly eating the fruit […]

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I Don’t Grow

I grew up spending my summers with my “Nanny” (aka my Grandma) who planted a massive garden every year complete with tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, green beans, carrots, green peppers, lettuce and a strawberry patch.  I absolutely loved that garden.  I would work hours with her planting, watering, pulling weeds and most importantly eating the fruit […]

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Sunday Highlights

I’m back from vacation and was excited to catch the last week of our People of the Second Chance series.  Today Pete wrapped up the story from Luke 15 and talked about the role that the father played in this story.  You hear a lot about the sons, namely the prodigal son, but the role […]

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What Fills You Up?

I tend to keep a stupid pace. I commit myself to too many additional projects.  I try to squeeze in just one more call, email or blog post. You know what I mean.  Most of you do this too. Every once and awhile, I find myself dreading even the things that I would otherwise enjoy.  […]

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Sunday Highlights

In addition to launching our Bellevue campus, we launched our new series “People of the Second Chance” (big thanks to Jud Wilhite & Mike Foster for letting us use their name) The Prodigal by Pete Wilson Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 People that were nothing like Jesus, liked Jesus. If our actions don’t have the same affect […]

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“Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

It’s been just over two weeks since the horrendous rain began that changed the face of Nashville. In some ways that feels like decades ago… In some ways the horror is still present every time I drive through my neighborhood… For some, their lives were forever changed, the shock is just wearing off and reality […]

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"Out of Sight, Out of Mind"

It’s been just over two weeks since the horrendous rain began that changed the face of Nashville. In some ways that feels like decades ago… In some ways the horror is still present every time I drive through my neighborhood… For some, their lives were forever changed, the shock is just wearing off and reality […]

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What’s Your “Tick”?

It’s that time of year. When these: Decide to be best buds with him: The first one or two times I discovered one of these nasty, blood-sucking critters on my precious pup I was pretty grossed out, but over time and repeated episodes, it’s just part of our normal routine. As I was removing two […]

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