: #Wordle 1,074 3/6* ⬛⬛🟨🟨⬛ ⬛🟩🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 4! She must have had too much fun …

: Tell me you live in Michigan without telling me you live in Michigan. It’s Memorial Day and it’s …

: #Wordle 1,073 2/6* ⬛🟨🟩🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also popped a 2 today! That’s two ties in a row. Thought …

: Good morning! Today is Memorial Day and we remember the ones who sacrificed their lives so we might …

: If you like listening to sermons, perhaps you willl like mine from this morning… Why Does the Bible …

: #Wordle 1,072 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨 ⬛⬛⬛🟩⬛ 🟩⬛⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I tied the #OldGal today. She also got a 4. I am sure she …

: Good morning! May you embrace community and connection today.

: #Wordle 1,071 3/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟨🟨 ⬛🟨🟨🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal fell short today with a 4! Have a great Saturday …

: Good morning! May you create some time to re-create today.

: Good morning! May you choose joy today.

: #Wordle 1,070 3/6* ⬛⬛🟩⬛🟩 ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 3 today. She’s one tough old bird!

: The new micro.blog iOS app update is pretty slick. Well done @manton.

: #Wordle 1,069 3/6* ⬛⬛🟩🟩⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 That #OldGal got a 4! Victory is ours #YoungPups!

: Good morning! May you be the best version of yourself today.

: I’m starting to play a lot of golf. I was able to get an annual pass at our local public course …

: #Wordle 1,068 4/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟨🟨🟨🟩 ⬛🟨🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 4. She is wiley!

: I’m getting bettbetterer at this! Keyword | 6 guesses | 0:17 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Perfect score! Play …

: Good morning! May your day be filled with joy.

: If you’re into sermon listening, here’s the latest… What is the Bible?

: #Wordle 1,067 5/6* ⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛ ⬛🟨🟩🟨⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also scored a 5 today. She is baiting …

: I’m not buying this one. Broke down and had to use a hint. Strands #79 “At the bar” 🔵💡🔵🔵 🔵🔵🟡🔵 🔵

: I’m improving at this game. Should have been a perfect score but I made an unforced error. 😂 Keyword …

: Good morning! May you allow yourself to be challenged to grow today.

: #Wordle 1,066 5/6* ⬛🟨🟨⬛🟨 ⬛🟩⬛🟩🟩 ⬛🟩⬛🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟨🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal scored 3 today. It’s not surprising …

: Good on time, poor on execution. Keyword | 9 guesses | 0:17 3️⃣1️⃣2️⃣1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣ Play today’s …

: Good morning! May you love well this week.

: Sunday funday! Wow! Keyword | 6 guesses | 0:11 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Perfect score! Play today’s game 🔑

: Wordle 1,065 6/6* ⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛ 🟨⬛⬛🟨🟨 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also dropped a 6! I am confident …

: Wordle 1,064 5/6* 🟨⬛🟩⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal and I both with 5s! Streaks live!

: Keyword | 7 guesses | 1:21 1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ Play today’s game 🔑 …

: Good morning! May you create an opportunity to have fun and make a memory today.

: Wordle 1,063 5/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟨🟨🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟨⬛🟨 🟩🟩⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 3! It’s because she got …

: Good morning! May you find some closure today.

: #Wordle 1,062 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 6! She is spending time with a …

: Good morning! May your day be all you want it to be.

: I was thinking abiut my user experience with micro.blog and I think one of the things that I would …

: #Wordle 1,061 3/6* ⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Unsurprisingly, the #OldGal scored a 3 today as well. We need a …

: Good morning! May you know that your life has impact beyond what you see.

: #Wordle 1,060 5/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟨⬛🟩⬛ ⬛⬛🟩🟩⬛ 🟨⬛🟩🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal defeated me today with a 4! Good on …

: Good morning! May you be aware of the good that is all around you today.

: If you are into sermon listening, here’s the final installment from my series on the Sermon on the …

: Good morning! May you have a great day even if you spill the coffee.

: #Wordle 1,059 3/6* ⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛ ⬛⬛🟨🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also pulled a 3! She’s a spicy one today.

: #Wordle 1,058 4/6* ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟩🟨🟩⬛ 🟨🟩⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I knew the #OldGal would get it in 3 today and she did. …

: Good morning! May you connect with an authentic community today.

: Nostr intrigues me. Does anyone know of an iOS app for it with working notifications?

: #Wordle 1,057 4/6* 🟨⬛🟨⬛⬛ ⬛🟨⬛🟨⬛ ⬛🟩🟨🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also dropped a 4 today! She’s back on the …

: Good morning! May you create an opportunity for laughter today.

: Keyword | 8 guesses | 0:56 1️⃣1️⃣2️⃣2️⃣1️⃣1️⃣ Play today’s game 🔑 Not great. This is more the …

: #Wordle 1,056 2/6* ⬛🟨🟨⬛🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal with a solid showing, but she failed today with a 4! …

: Good morning! May you find some closure today on something that’s been hanging over your head.

: This game has been a consistent struggle for me. But today, I knocked it out of the park! Keyword | …

: #Wordle 1,055 5/6* ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟩⬛🟨⬛ 🟨🟩⬛⬛🟩 ⬛🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Today was a difficult solve. Thankfully, the …

: Good morning! May you accomplish something on your to-do list that will allow your mind to relax …

: #Wordle 1,054 4/6* ⬛⬛🟨🟨⬛ 🟨⬛🟩🟨⬛ ⬛🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I thought I would get her today, but that #OldGal wasn’t …

: Good morning! May you know the joy of good friends today.

: #Wordle 1,053 6/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟨⬛⬛🟨🟨 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Another day. Another 6. The #OldGal dropped a …

: Good morning! May you create opportunities for joy today.

: If you’re into sermon listening, you can check out my message from Sunday… ordinary jesus - no …

: #Wordle 1,052 6/6* 🟨⬛⬛🟨🟩 🟩⬛🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal lured me into overconfidence and …

: Good morning! May you love well today.

: Good morning! May you be present with those you love today.

: #Wordle 1,051 3/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛🟨 🟨🟨🟨🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal is sandbagging again with a 6! She’s setting us up. …

: Happy Star Wars Day. To all who celebrate, “May the 4th be with you!”

: Good morning! May you do something today that brings you joy.

: #Wordle 1,050 5/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛🟩 ⬛🟨🟨⬛🟩 🟨🟩⬛⬛🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The streak lives! But the #OldGal crushed like the …

: #Wordle 1,049 3/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨 🟨⬛🟨⬛🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 4! Her losing streak is growing. This is …

: Good morning! May you be willing to zig when the world wants you to zag.

: Good morning! May you embrace joy and gratitude today.

: #Wordle 1,048 4/6* ⬛⬛🟩🟨🟩 🟩⬛🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 5. Her streak lives but her defeats …

: #Wordle 1,047 2/6* 🟨🟨🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 4 today! The pollen count must be the reason.

: Good morning! May you recognize the small joys today. #MorningMug

: Oh Tigers, you devious devils that give me hope and then make me feel silly for the hope.

: I think one of my favorite parts of the Micro.Blog user experience is that it doesn’t show …

: Hey @Mtt and @manton I am still seeing the <- -more- -> tag pop in my newsletters. Any …

: Good morning! May you be fully present today. #MorningMug 📷

: #Wordle 1,046 4/6* ⬛🟩⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal is toying with me, she got a 4 as well. Kind …

: If you have ever wondered if hockey is a sport you might enjoy watching, turn on ESPN and watch this …

: #Wordle 1,045 6/6* 🟨🟩⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal scores a 4 today. The only good …

: Good morning! As we begin a new week, may gratitude be ever with you. #MorningMug

: I got the the sermon published in record time this week. If you’re into that kind of thing, here it …

: #Wordle 1,044 3/6* ⬛🟩⬛⬛🟩 ⬛🟩⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also scored a 3 today. Could a #YoungPup grab a 2? …

: Good morning! May you know the joy of a loving community today.

: Saginaw Valley State University are the regular season baseball GLIAC Champs!

: There’s just something good about working out, for me. It just makes me feel good.

: Good morning! May today be a joyful adventure! #MorningMug

: #Wordle 1,043 4/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also got a 4. I am confident that Team …

: #Wordle 1,042 3/6* 🟨⬛🟨⬛⬛ 🟨⬛🟨🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 4 and has now lost two days in a row! …

: Anyone else feel like sometimes Connections tries too hard? Connections Puzzle #320 🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟨🟨🟨🟨 🟪🟪🟪🟦 …

: Good morning! May you do something that brings you joy today. #MorningMug

: I got to play golf with a good friend today. Life is good!

: #Wordle 1,041 2/6* ⬛🟨🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I got to golf with a friend this morning. So, I’m just now getting to …

: Every morning when I make my coffee I see this little reminder. May you love well today. #MorningMug

: #Wordle 1,040 4/6* ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟨🟨🟨⬛ ⬛⬛🟨🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 3. She is unmerciful.

: Good morning! May you create some peace in your life today. #MorningMug

: I am finding the biggest difference between Micro Blog/Mastodon/Bluesky and Threads is the lack of …

: What are some questions that you’re wrestling with in regards to faith or religion or spirituality …

: Do you ever get the sense that people just like being upset?

: Good morning! May you find joy in on your work today and see it as a gift. #MorningMug

: #Wordle 1,039 3/6* ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟨 🟩🟨⬛🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal is on a heater! She dropped a 3 as well. Oh dear …

: A couple weeks ago I had one of “those” weeks in ministry where real life was more important than …

: I just uploaded four messages to the Acts 13 Network podcast feed. If you’re into sermons, I’d be …

: Good morning! May your week start well. #MorningMug

: #Wordle 1,038 4/6* 🟨🟨⬛🟨🟨 🟨⬛🟨🟨🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal got a 2! What in the world?! Now I’m a bit …

: #Wordle 1,037 5/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩⬛⬛⬛ 🟨🟩⬛🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal didn’t complete the puzzle today! Wins …

: Good morning! May you choose community today. #MorningMug

: Across from our hotel was a lovely park with a fun trail. Plus we got this view from the top of a …

: #Wordle 1,036 4/6* ⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛ ⬛⬛⬛🟩🟨 🟨⬛⬛🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also got a 4. Quite the slap in the fact …

: Good morning! May you take a moment to breathe today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: Hitting’ frozen ropes. 🥶

: #Wordle 1,035 1/6* 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Yeah! My starting word came in handy today. Sadly, the #OldGal’s did too as …

: Good morning! May you accomplish what needs accomplished today so you can rest this weekend. …

: This Tigers game is crazy!

: Flash Cold Brew from Vertex Coffee in Ypsilanti, MI. So yum!

: Good morning! May you allow others to enter deeply into your life today. #MorningMug …

: #Wordle 1,034 4/6* ⬛🟩⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟩⬛🟩⬛ ⬛🟩🟨🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 That #OldGal got a 3 today. She defeated me with ease. …

: Good morning! May you have a day filled with laughter. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: #Wordle 1,033 3/6* ⬛⬛🟨⬛🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I’m a little embarrassed by the 3 today. The #OldGal dropped a …

: There’s just something g wonderful about sitting in the garage on a sunny day enjoying a good book …

: Good morning! May you find time to reflect on all the good in your life today. #MorningMug …

: #Wordle 1,032 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟩⬛ ⬛🟨⬛🟩⬛ 🟩⬛🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal left the door open for a #YoungPup by also …

: Lucas. Raymond.

: In 2012 my son won MLB’s Breaking Boundaries essay contest and got to spend a day with Sharon …

: It’s always good to get out and swing the sticks with Dad.

: #Wordle 1,031 3/6* ⬛⬛🟨⬛🟨 🟨⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal bounced back big today with a 3! Did any #YoungPups …

: Good morning! May you practice contentment this week. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: Good morning! You know the joy of being in community with others who love you today. #MorningMug …

: #Wordle 1,030 3/6* ⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Today the #OldGal took pity and only got a 5! Rejoice …

: How about them Detroit Red Wings!?

: #Wordle 1,029 3/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Traveling today! But got it done. The #OldGal scored a 4! I …

: Live music is bomb. Live music when it’s your nephew making his public debut? Electric.

: Good morning! May your Friday be one where you experience contentment. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: #Wordle 1,028 5/6* ⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛ ⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛ ⬛🟨🟩⬛⬛ ⬛🟨🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal crushed me like the bug I am. She …

: Hillsdale College’s new baseball facility is absolutely stunning. The video board in right field is …

: #Wordle 1,027 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟩🟩 ⬛⬛🟨🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal is out here tying me at every turn. She got a …

: Good morning! May you remember that even things that we don’t necessarily think are good, like rain, …

: The Twins city connect uniforms are sweet.

: Finished reading: Following Jesus by N. T. Wright 📚 I’m excited to share some quotes and notes from …

: There’s something lovely about sitting on my patio in the sun, smoking a nice pipe of …

: I think Micro Blog is back to updating properly. so this is a test.

: Good morning! May you create opportunities for joy today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: #Wordle 1,026 4/6* ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟨🟩⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal keeps on tying me! She got a 4 too. I am sure …

: I need to write some stuff. But, I am so not feeling it. I suppose that ther are times when you need …

: Good morning! May you #lovewell today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: #Wordle 1,025 3/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛🟩 ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal and I both bounce back with 3s today. Hopefully the …

: #Wordle 1,024 5/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟩🟩⬛🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Tough day for the Rose household with both the …

: Good morning! May you know the love that provides strength and endurance today. #MorningMug …

: There’s nothing quite like spending a day with your daughter. Her sorority put on a fantastic …

: #Wordle 1,023 3/6* ⬛🟨🟩⬛⬛ ⬛⬛🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal got a 3 today as well! She’s really feeling strong.

: Good morning! May you connect deeply with community today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: Day 6 30 Day Photo Challenge: windy When I think windy, I think about cold days at the ballfield.

: Good morning! May you do something that brings you joy today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing 📷

: #Wordle 1,022 5/6* ⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal popped a 4 and decimated me. I am happy …

: As the old man drove, he smiled. He glanced over at the boy who had long ago become a man. They …

: Wordle 1,021 3/6* 🟨⬛🟩🟩⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal came ack strong today with a 3. We are going to need …

: April Photoblogging Challenged Day 5: serene

: Good morning! May your Friday bring you closure. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: They were in the old man’s Jeep and pulled up to the squawk box, “Two large fries and two chocolate …

: 📸 Challenge Day 04: foliage

: #Keyword | 6 guesses | 0:13 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Perfect score! Play today’s game 🔑 I finally got one fast!

: Good morning! May you choose to trust and rest today in spite of any circumstances you find yourself …

: #Wordle 1,020 3/6* ⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal got a 5 and exclaimed, “thought I’d give the …

: April 3, photoblog challenge. A hand-made card.

: I am still so excited about the way things are now organized with The Pastor Next Door. Setting up a …

: He thumped down the steps to the basement and began frantically searching the boxes. His body …

: He moved past her like he was in a #trance. His mind was spinning. The words would be all wrong if …

: 1,019 3/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟩 🟨⬛🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal popped a 3 today as well. She’s wiley!!!!

: Good morning! May you accomplish a nagging task today to help you relieve a bit of stress. …

: #Wordle 1,018 3/6* ⬛🟨⬛🟨🟨 ⬛🟩🟩⬛🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal pulled a three today, too. Will we see a 2 from the …

: I am really enjoying this Tigers team. They just find ways to win, so far. The excitement level is …

: Good morning! May you know the love that casts out fear. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: It was though he was looking through her. She knew him almost as well as he knew himself. From the …

: How could something so #simple be so difficult? All that had to be done was to say the words. Those …

: #Wordle 1,017 5/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟨⬛🟨⬛ ⬛🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟨🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The streak lives but the #OldGal whipped me with a …

: Good morning! Today, may you have time to reflect on the good and the beautiful things in your life. …

: #Wordle 1,016 5/6* ⬛🟩⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟩🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal got an Easter treat with a victory, she …

: As the screen door slammed shut behind him an #eerie calm swept through him. A decision made, though …

: Good morning! Christ is risen!

: I woke up to BlueSky comment notifications in my MicroBlog app. That’s pretty darn slick… @manton

: Silent Saturday.

: #Wordle 1,015 3/6* ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟩 🟨🟩⬛⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also came in with a 3! Her grandchildren must have …

: There was a #twang of guilt as he opened the door and walked back into the house she had made a …

: #Wordle 1,014 3/6* 🟩🟨⬛⬛🟨 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal got a 4! Her grandchild superpowers are fading. …

: Good morning! This Good Friday let us consider what sacrificial love looks like and how we might …

: It’s Opening Day! Go Tigers! Go Cards!

: I’m quite happy with the new clean set up that I’ve implemented. Woo! A simple clean homepage that …

: He inhaled the fresh evening air, tapped out his pipe, and turned on his heel. At the moment their …

: Today is one of my favorite days of the year! The stage is set. #OpeningDay Detroit Tigers …

: The reorganization of “The Pastor Next Door” is up and running: Essays Devotionals The …

: I made some tweaks and today’s devotional link might be broken… So here it is again: …

: Happy Opening Day to all who celebrate! youtu.be/gr0wonW9u…

: #Wordle 1,013 4/6* ⬛🟨⬛🟨🟨 🟩⬛🟩🟩⬛ 🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal took me to task and rocked a 3 today! The …

: Good morning! Today is Maundy Thursday, may we consider the importance of community in our times of …

: I think, I am going to pull my long form writing out and post it on a dedicated subdomain. Now, what …

: She looked through her reflection out of the window and watched him pace. The decision to be made …

: #Wordle 1,012 3/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟩🟨⬛🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal came in hot today with a 3! I am confident it is a …

: Good morning! On this Wednesday of Holy Week, may you consider the limitless faithfulness of the …

: I am thinking about how to better organize my content. Currently, danielmrose.com is my hub with …

: Now more than ever he wished the old man was still around. If anyone would know how to #caress the …

: #Wordle 1,011 4/6* 🟨🟩⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal popped a 5! There’s wins to be had today …

: Good morning! On this Tuesday of Holy Week may you consider the faithful love of the Divine. …

: Happy Oberon Day to all who celebrate!

: "Yes, there was a whiff of triumph on Palm Sunday, but not the kind of triumph that might impress …

: He took a draw from the pipe and felt the slight burn of the smoke through his nostrils. His stare …

: #Wordle 1,010 3/6* ⬛🟩⬛🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal kept her streak alive but that’s about all can be …

: Good morning! Today is the beginning of Holy Week. May you consider the overwhelming divine grace …

: I was interviewed on a fun podcast about being a Girl Dad. You can check it out here: Dad’s With …

: He stood and walked to the railing of the porch as the sun dipped below the trees. Knowing that the …

: #Wordle 1,009 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨 🟩⬛⬛🟩⬛ 🟩🟨⬛🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also scored a 4, likely she is feeling bad …

: Good morning! May you choose to connect with others today in a shared sense of community. …

: Jesus himself had mixed feelings during the clamorous parade. Luke reports that as he approached the …

: Definitely going to have the split screen going this afternoon for Michigan State/UNC and …

: If you’re on micro.blog, I would encourage you to check out @Mtt’s Tiny Theme. It is …

: Even in the moment of peace, as he rocked slowly, the #weight of the decision was ever present. He …

: Good morning! May your Saturday be one full of laughter and joy. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: #Wordle 1,008 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟨🟨⬛🟨🟨 🟩🟨🟩🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal whipped me with a 3. She did me like me …

: This past week I’ve done the “crazy weather/man cold” thing. Yet, I didn’t …

: This NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has been really entertaining to this point. It is one of …

: If you’re into sermon listening, mine from this past Sunday has been published: ordinary jesus - …

: His stubbled face and steel blue eyes revealed a deep knowing. His hands were calloused. The #smoke …

: #Wordle 1,007 4/6* ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟨 🟨⬛🟨🟩⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 An unforced error in row three. 🤬 The upside? The #OldGal …

: Good morning! May you finish your week with hopeful enthusiasm. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: Welcome @ChiaCheer to Micro.Blog! 🙌✝️

: I think one of the most important things I learned in grad school was to hold a charitable position …

: Good morning. May your brackets not bust unless they differ from mine. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: #Wordle 1,006 6/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟨⬛🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 A six and I was lucky. The #OldGal got a 4. I …

: #Wordle 1,005 4/6* ⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛ ⬛🟨⬛🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal lost her MoJo! She dropped a five today and …

: Good morning! May you practice patience in the midst of whatever stressful situation you might find …

: I know of no more poignant contrast between two human destinies than that of Peter and Judas. Both …

: Good morning! May you create opportunities to be present in the lives of others today. #MorningMug …

: #Wordle 1,004 3/6* ⬛🟨🟩⬛🟩 🟩⬛🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Dude, the #OldGal came in with a 4 and was feeling confident. …

: Good morning! May your week be filled with joyful adventures. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: #Wordle 1,003 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟩 🟩⬛⬛⬛🟩 🟩⬛🟩🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal forgot to take her PEDs today, apparently and …

: On St. Patrick’s Day I like to meditate on this final stanza of his prayer.

: Strands #14 “Outside interests” 🟡🔵🔵🔵 🔵🔵🔵🔵 I love getting the spangram on the first word.

: Good morning! May you know loving kindness today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: #Wordle 1,002 5/6* 🟨⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟩⬛🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟨🟩🟩⬛ 🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal with another 3! #YoungPups, she’s on …

: Live music is great! It’s even better when your pal is the guitarist!

: Good grief, I just saw an ad for a Detroit “Classic” Rock station. The bands in the commercial? …

: As excited as I am for the Tigers game, I am dreading the Red Wings game. But, just maybe, they can …

: I am inordinately excited about this event. To see all these dudes playing ball today is going to be …

: The #OldGal came in this morning with a strong 3! She set the trap and I walked into it and take my …

: Good morning! May you create opportunity for rest today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: Dinner tonight was fantastic!

: I either need Gluon to have the responsiveness of the micro.blog app or micro.blog to have the reply …

: Happy FriYAY! May you finish the week with laughter and joy. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: Day 1,000 of #Wordle! Happy Wordle 1,000 🎉 3/6* ⬛🟨⬛⬛⬛ ⬛⬛🟩🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal came in hot today with …

: Are you an 80s kid? If so, I have two podcast recommendations for you. Both of them are from …

: The #OldGal dropped a strong 3, despite a morning headache. I however dropped this on her… #Wordle …

: Good morning! May you know the joy of having people in your life who love you without strings …

: #Wordle 998 4/6* 🟨🟩⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟨🟨⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal crushed me today with a 3! I have a feeling the …

: Good morning! May today bring you joy in the midst of any struggle you face. #MorningMug

: #Wordle 997 4/6* ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟩 ⬛⬛🟩⬛🟩 🟨🟨🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal pulls a five today! It looks like the …

: Good morning! May you love well today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: #Wordle 996 3/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟨🟨 🟨🟨🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal was off her game today and scored a 5! I have not …

: Good morning! May you start this new week with a bit of hope and optimism. #MorningMug …

: Good morning! May you choose to enter into loving community today.

: #Wordle 995 5/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟨🟨⬛🟩⬛ ⬛🟨🟨🟩⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Not a great showing with an unforced error in line …

: These fire places though…

: Good morning! May you choose to practice rest and recreation today.

: The #OldGal came in hot today with a three! I sit here feeling like someone whose partner called up …

: I’m looking forward to be speaking at the Cornerstone EPC Men’s Retreat this weekend. I will be …

: #Wordle 993 3/6* 🟨🟩⬛⬛🟨 🟨🟩⬛🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal dropped a 4 today due to an unforced error. Her tea …

: Good morning! May you press on and finish your week well. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: My guy E Rose went 3-4, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI. The team won 12-4! They are 2-0 so far in Arizona.

: Jesus’ response to suffering people and to “nobodies” provides a glimpse into the heart of God. God …

: It’s killing me to be in Michigan while he is in Arizona playing ball. But, there’s not much better …

: Good morning! May you push through whatever obstacles you’re facing today. #MorningMug …

: #Wordle 992 2/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal got a 3. #YoungPups, I got you. This is not her week. 🤣🤣🤣

: Indeed, the kingdom of God will grow on earth as the church creates an alternative society …

: Somehow, the #OldGal dropped a 5! This means that a lackluster 4 gets the job doneb done today for …

: Good morning! May you create opportunities to laugh today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: If you’re into sermons, here’s mine from this past Sunday about loving your …

: #Wordle 990 5/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟨⬛🟨🟨⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal failed on today’s puzzle. So even my …

: Good morning! May you embrace whatever challenge you face today with faithfulness and resolve. …

: This is an excellent primer on the service I’m now posting and blogging on. welcome.micro.blog

: I am 7% done with book and already there are quotes that will be used in a series of talks I am …

: Jesus had but to give a nod of agreement and he could have constructed Christendom, not on four …

: Mondays, for me, are a time of preparation. I am sure to exercise, read, write, and now that spring …

: Good morning! May you begin your week with a sense of hope and expectation for the good. #MorningMug …

: #Wordle 989 3/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal also pulled a 3! It might be a long time for the …

: #Wordle 988 6/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Today the #OldGal got a 4. My streak lives. I …

: Good morning! The adventure is fun but there is great joy in being home. May you experience home …

: #Wordle 987 3/6* 🟨🟨⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟨🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal got a 4! Lots of #YoungPups with threes! Dominance.

: Good morning! May you create time to be with those you love today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: #Wordle 986 3/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩⬛🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal has yet to report on this Friday. I think that she’s …

: Good morning! May you know joy today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: As I look back on the three temptations, I see that Satan proposed an enticing improvement. He …

: I am so excited to head to St Louis by way of Indianapolis today. This weekend we get to watch our …

: Leap Day? Sure. But I’m not leaping over the lift today!

: Good morning! May your extra day be filled with it love, joy, and laughter. #MorningMug …

: In Jesus, God found a way of relating to human beings that did not involve fear. From: The Jesus I …

: Good morning! May you know your worth is not tied to “productivity” but your worth is inherent. …

: My first batch of emails went out via micro.blog today and they look fantastic! This is the product …

: Does anyone even stand a chance against the Los Angeles Dodgers this season?

: The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey 📚 The virgin Mary, though, whose parenthood was unplanned, …

: Disentangling Faith From Party Politics a political map of the United States showing red and blue states representing Republicans and Democrats

Over the last number of years in the United States of America Christianity and politics have become …

: Good morning! May you do what you love today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing!

: I’m hoping to get a new installment of Disentangling Faith out today.

: “I am impressed that when the Son of God became a human being he played by the rules, harsh rules: …

: I just got thekjd.net set up on micro.blog! I’m so pumped. The Knee Jerk Devotional is …

: Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45; Genesis 21:1-7; Hebrews 1:8-12 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise …

: Good morning! May you enter this week choosing the way of love, even loving your enemies.

: If you’re someone who likes to listen to sermons, you can check out mine from this morning at Peace …

: Good morning! If you’re looking to connect with a faith community I’d love to invite you to our home …

: Good morning! May you connect deeply with an authentic community today. #MorningBlessing #MorningMug

: When ball games get delayed two hours and you’ve driven three hours away from home, you end up at …

: Good morning! May you find some rest today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: Do you ever have moments where gratitude washes over you? I love it when that happens.

: Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 16:1-6; Romans 4:1-12 Genesis 16:1-6, which is the opening of the story of …

: Good morning! May you persevere with joy today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing ☕️

: I watched Iron Claw yesterday. It was intense, slow, heartbreaking, and absolutely fascinating. I …

: There’s not much better than a Red Wings victory over that team from Colorado. #LGRW 🏒

: Hey micro.blog community, if you’re looking for a theme that just “works” and is highly …

: I’m pretty proud of myself at the moment! I dont' know anything about html or css but after …

: Hanging out on my patio on a February afternoon in Michigan? I will take it!

: Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 15:1-6, 12-18; Romans 3:21-31 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. …

: This just makes me even happier that I have made the switch to micro.blog. “This week we launched a …

: Good morning! May your morning beverage bring you joy and may you be content today. #MorningMug …

: These are some of the best of nights. Good friends. Lots of laughs.

: Another video test to check how it looks on my current theme.

: Another reason why I’m on micro.blog. @manton and his team do things right with users front and …

: I think I am about it ready to begin podcasting again. Here’s my current thought: Begin by …

: Currently reading: The Brothers Karamazov: A New Translation by Michael R. Katz by Fyodor Dostoevsky …

: Psalm 77; Proverbs 30:1-9; Matthew 4:1-11 The tempting of Jesus in the wilderness by the enemy is …

: Good morning! As the sun rises over my neighborhood it reminds me that there is beauty everyday if …

: I’ve decided that I have to read Brothers Karamazov. I have started it a couple of times and never …

: Hey Micro Blog community, which theme handles video the best?

: "Two words one could never think of applying to the Jesus of the Gospels: boring and predictable. …

: Psalm 77; Job 5:8-27; 1 Peter 3:8-18a Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be …

: Good morning! May you practice integrity rooted in love today. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: The Bear is so dang good. With every episode it rises in the ranks. 📺

: I am hosting our Elders for a Session meeting. The plan was to offer crock pot roast. It didn’t …

: I have to say that the support here on micro.blog is absolutely top notch.

: “Of the many reasons for Incarnation, surely one was to answer Job’s accusation: Do you have …

: Psalm 77; Job 4:1-21; Ephesians 2:1-10 I yell out to my God, I yell with all my might, I yell at the …

: Good morning! May you start your week well knowing your identity is not tied to your …

: You can catch up on my Disentangling Faith series right here: Disentangling Faith #Faith …

: “Looking in retrospect on my years at Bible college, I see that, despite all the devotional …

: If you’re into sermons, you can check out my sermon from this morning. ordinary jesus - we’re all …

: New social plan: Micro Blog for hosting and creating content (I’m likely upgrading to premium to …

: Wordle 974 3/6* ⬛🟨🟨⬛🟩 🟩🟩⬛⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I love getting 3s! It means that the #OldGal likely can’t win. …

: Good morning! May you connect deeply with people who genuinely care about you today. #MorningMug …

: I was reminded yesterday that you don’t have to put yourself on a pedestal. If you do the right …

: Monday, I am going to start sharing quotes and my reflections from this book… Currently reading: The …

: This Michigan/Michigan State game is way closer than I anticipated. 🏀

: Today’s was a disappointing result at St James Park. But a point is a point. Regroup and on to …

: Glad to see Newcastle get things turned around the last fifteen minutes of the first half. I feel …

: Newcastle is getting it taken to them by Bournemouth at the moment. It’s been a terrible first 30 …

: Why Them? Psalm 25:1-10; Psalm 32; Matthew 9:2-13 Later when Jesus was eating supper at Matthew’s house with …

: #Wordle 973 4/6* 🟨⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟨🟨🟩⬛⬛ 🟨⬛🟩⬛🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal has yet to report in. Honeslty, happy with this …

: Good morning! May you do something today that brings you joy. #MorningMug #MorningBlessing

: High school hoops! Go Splitters!

: We are heading out to our first high school basketball game of the season tonight. It’s weird that …

: This majestic crane was just hanging out on the pier. The crane had no cares in the world. 📷

: Today has felt like the omelette and the egg thing.

: If you are in the Mastodon ecosystem please follow me at @dan@danielmrose.com I will not be …

: Hey hey! For those in the Mastodon ecosystem one last username change for me… Please follow along at …

: One final fediverse username change for those on Mastodon/Sharkey/Friendica/Diaspora/Pixelfed please …

:

Rejoice and Endure

Psalm 25:1-10; Daniel 9:15-25a; 2 Timothy 4:1-5

But you—keep your eye on what …

: Good morning! May you know the joy that comes from a job well done today. #MorningBlessings …

: #Wordle 972 3/6* 🟨⬛⬛🟩⬛ ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal got a 3 today in our return to the frozen tundra. So …

: One Who Receives Grace Psalm 25:1-10; Daniel 9:1-14; 1 John 1:3-10 I love that passage from 1 John that almost feels …

: One Who Receives Grace Psalm 25:1-10; Daniel 9:1-14; 1 John 1:3-10 This passage from 1 John almost …

: Good morning! May you extend kindness to someone whom you just don’t think deserves it today. …

: #Wordle 971 2/6* 🟩⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Another 2! The #OldGal got a 3! It truly is better to be lucky than …

: I’m grateful she still likes me.

: I am now really considering simply moving everything to micro.blog a total consolidation to …

: Push Comes to Shove Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 …

: #Wordle 970 2/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The coffee and the beach and the extra sleep helped me halve the score …

: Good morning! May you know in the midst of your humanity that within you resides the image of the …

: Do you agree with Eckhart Tolle here? I am curious what people think about this. Is there always a …

: I love this place. Every time we come here, I never want to leave. #grateful 📷

: This made me chuckle a bit too hard.

: I’m so thankful to have been able to share our “happy place” with my mom this week. Dennis and …

: To my knowledge Russell never learned that to defeat fear it took perfect love. Fear is the main …

: A year ago today we experienced what too many parents have experienced over the last number of …

: The Mystery of Following Psalm 110:1-4; Job 19:23-27; 1 Timothy 3:14-16 I hope to visit you soon, but just in case I’m …

: Good morning! May you not miss the forest for the trees today. #MorningBlessing #MorningMug

: #Wordle 969 4/6* 🟨🟨⬛🟨⬛ 🟩⬛🟨🟨⬛ 🟩⬛🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The #OldGal got a 5! I think it’s due to us taking her to a …

: Whew! This is a quote… The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of. — Blaise Pascal

: I think I’m going to like not knowing about re-shares and likes. It changes the dynamic for me.

: New note by Daniel Rose @ozzy what do you mean? 😂 I’m missing something. 😂 @dan@social.danielmrose.com

: New note by Daniel Rose @ozzy from micro blog. I can cross post from @dan@social.danielmrose.com to sharkey which is nifty

: New note by Daniel Rose The sunsets here in Panama City Beach are just something else!

: The sunsets here in Panama City Beach are just something else!

: New note by Daniel Rose I’m reading: The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey, and it is so good. I read it ages ago, but the …

: I’m reading: The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey, and it is so good. I read it ages ago, but the …

: New note by Daniel Rose @ozzy I am guessing it’s on Sharkey’s end because follows work everywhere else.

: New note by Daniel Rose @ozzy this was cross posted from micro! So, even though micro can’t be followed from here I will …

: New note by Daniel Rose I feel like the combination of micro.blog and write.as is going to be a match made in …

: I feel like the combination of micro.blog and write.as is going to be a match made in …

: New note by Daniel Rose We had quite the feast for Super Bowl Sunday yesterday. The best part? Leftover chicken nuggies from …

: We had quite the feast for Super Bowl Sunday yesterday. The best part? Leftover chicken nuggies from …

: I’ve decided to come back to a micro.blog. Two reasons: I like the idea of having one place where …

: Dead End Drift Psalm 110:1-4; Exodus 19:7-25; Hebrews 2:1-4 It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve …

: Dead End Drift Psalm 110:1-4; Exodus 19:7-25; Hebrews 2:1-4 It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve …

: Disentangling Faith from Tribalism 2016 was a watershed moment for the Evangelical movement in the United States of America. It was a …

: Two Ditches Psalm 50:1-6; 1 Kings 14:1-18; 1 Timothy 1:12-20 I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me …

: New note by Daniel Rose @Joe woof. That isn’t cool.

: Do You Stink? Psalm 50:1-6; 1 Kings 11:26-40; 2 Corinthians 2:12-17 Everywhere we go, people breathe in the …

: A Vending Machine or God? Psalm 102:12-28; Job 6:1-13; Mark 3:7-12 Each morning I share a little morning blessing in my social …

: New note by Daniel Rose @cstross@wandering.shop what in yhe Jurassic Park is going on here? 😂😂😂

: New note by Daniel Rose That Time They Fought Psalm 102:12-28; 2 Kings 8:1-6; Acts 15:36-41 What do you do when conflict …

: New note by Daniel Rose Gotta say, I’m really enjoying Lincoln Lawyer.

: New note by Daniel Rose Hey FUNsters! Check out the new “bubble” feed in your toolbar. It highlights a few …

: That Time They Fought Psalm 102:12-28; 2 Kings 8:1-6; Acts 15:36-41 What do you do when conflict arises? This little …

: New note by Daniel Rose It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week. What are you looking forward to this week you …

: You Are Not Dismissed Psalm 102:12-28; 2 Kings 4:8-17, 32-37; Acts 14:1-7 One of the things that I like about the Psalms …

: New note by Daniel Rose Happy Saturday hooligans! Hope y’all had a good one!

: New note by Daniel Rose …why do I always forget how pretty Sharkey’s interface is?

: New note by Daniel Rose So PWA notifications work in Sharkey. How about that?

: February 2, 2024 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; Job 36:1-23; 1 Corinthians 9:1-16 Our decision all along has been to put up …

: Disentangling Faith from Corporatism Introduction For a long time I was enthralled with “leadership.” I read everything I could on …

: Disentangling Faith from Consumerism Introduction It was the summer of 1998 and I was raising support at the beginning of my time on …

: February 1, 2024 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; Proverbs 12:10-21; Galatians 5:2-15 I suspect you would never intend this, but …

: January 31, 2024 Psalm 35:1-10; Jeremiah 29:1-14; Mark 5:1-20 One of my favorite movies is Garden State. There is a …

: January 30, 2024 Psalm 35:1-10; Numbers 22:22-28; 1 Corinthians 7:32-40 One of the things that I really like doing is …

: January 29, 2024 Psalm 35:1-10 // Numbers 22:1-21 // Acts 21:17-26 But let me run loose and free, celebrating GOD’s …

: Disentangling Faith Introduction Every December when it comes time to put up the Christmas decorations I have one job …

: January 16, 2024 Psalm 86; 1 Samuel 15:10-31; Acts 5:1-11 Do you think all GOD wants are sacrifices— empty rituals …

: January 8, 2023 Psalm 69:1-5, 30-36; Genesis 17:1-18; Romans 4:1-12 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, …

: January 5, 2024 Psalm 110; Proverbs 22:1-9; Luke 6:27-31 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do …

: January 4, 2023 Psalm 110; Proverbs 3:1-12; James 4:11-17 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline, and do not …

: December 14, 2023 Philippians 3:7-11 Advent, Day 12 “But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of …

: December 12, 2023 Isaiah 4:2-6 Advent, Day 10 “Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who …

: December 11, 2023 Psalm 27 Advent, Day 9 ”...even then I will be confident.” Psalm 27 was one of the readings today …

: December 7, 2023 Hosea 6:1-6 Advent, Day 5 “Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears.” …

: December 6, 2023 Luke 21:34-38 Advent, Day 4 ““Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, …

: December 5, 2023 Micah 4:6-13 Advent, Day 3 In that day,” declares the LORD, “I will gather the lame; I will assemble …

: December 4, 2023 Micah 4:1-5 Advent, Day 2 They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning …

: December 1, 2023 Psalm 80:1-19 “Restore us, LORD God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.” …

: November 27, 2023 2 Timothy 2:19-26 “Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know …

: November 20, 2023 Romans 2:1-11 (The Message) “Those people are on a dark spiral downward. But if you think that …

: When Religion Goes Bad God-washed power pollutes everything it touches but there is hope Over the last year I've read three …

: November 16, 2023 Judge 2:6-15 “After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation …

: November 15. 2023 Jeremiah 31:31-34 “I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Self-centeredness has been on …

: November 14, 2023 Nehemiah 8:1-12 “Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to …

: November 13, 2023 Psalm 78 “They willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved.” This psalm is one …

: November 10, 2023 Psalm 78:1-8, The Message “We’re not keeping this to ourselves, we’re passing it along to the next …

: How Do You Read the Bible? What if meditation was the key to reading the Bible? I was in high school and attending something …

: November 9, 2023 Psalm 70 “Let those on the hunt for you sing and celebrate.” Throughout my life of faith the hardest …

: November 8, 2023 Matthew 15:1-9 “Why do you use your rules to play fast and loose with God’s commands?” I am sure …

: November 7, 2023 Psalm 128 Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him. I don't like the word, …

: November 6, 2023 Joshua 4:1-24 And then he told the People of Israel, “In the days to come, when your children ask …

: November 2, 2023 Romans 2:17-29 “You can get by with almost anything if you front it with eloquent talk about God and …

: Silence Is Scary Entering into silence can spiritually form us There's only a few sermons that I've heard that I …

: November 1, 2023 Psalm 34:1-10, The Message “Look at him; give him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from …

: October 31, 2023 James 2:14-18 “Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?” I have a …

: October 30, 2023 Psalm 119:41-48 “Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised...” Last …

: October 28, 2023 John 5:39-47 “You have your heads in your Bibles constantly because you think you’ll find eternal …

: October 27, 2023 Psalm 90:1-6 “Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.” This beautiful …

: Prayer Doesn&#39;t Change God Prayer is something so difficult for me to get my mind around. As I think about praying it raises so …

: October 26, 2023 Jeremiah 3 “I'm committed in love to you.” I'm really grateful that my kids and I have never had a …

: October 25, 2023 Jeremiah 2:29-37 “Day after day after day they never give me a thought.” Typically when our family …

: October 24, 2023 Jeremiah 2:20-28 “How do you account for what is written in the desert dust...” I had a dentist …

: October 23, 2023 Jeremiah 2:4-19 “But my people have traded my Glory for empty god-dreams and silly god-schemes.” It …

: October 20, 2023 Jeremiah 2:1-3 “I remember your youthful loyalty, our love as newlyweds.” We road trip pretty much …

: October 19, 2023 Jeremiah 1:11-19 “And God said, 'Good eyes! I'm sticking with you...'” This passage is not what I …

: How Do You Read the Bible? A simple practice to help you grow in your faith. When you open the Bible do you feel intimidated? I …

: October 18, 2023 Jeremiah 1:1-10 “Your job is to pull up and tear down, take apart and demolish, and then start over, …

: Acts 20 // The Long Goodbye Typically the Knee Jerk Devotional is going to be short. There will be a post with an accompanying …

: The Journey &#8211; Nuts and Bolts As I see friends who haven’t seen me in a while they are effusive in their praise of physical …

: The Journey &#8211; Perseverance Over Perfection What if we valued perseverance over being perfect? Sophia was walking through the forest with her …

: The Journey &#8211; The Unseen What do we do when the goal is unseen? It was Thanksgiving and we were heading to my brother …

: The Journey &#8211; The Crew We aren’t made to walk the path alone. I began my journey toward physical fitness with a …

: The Journey &#8211; Start With &#8220;Why?&#8221; Answering one question can start the journey. I recently shared a before and after picture one year …

: The Journey &#8211; Who Am I? A couple of years ago I read a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear. He tells the story of a …

: The Red Wings start tonight and I am entirely too hopeful, too excited, and too lathered up in the …

: #Wordle 845 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨 ⬛🟨⬛🟨⬛ ⬛🟨⬛🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I tied the Old Gal today. I really need to get out of the 4 …

: Good morning! May you press on #today with the hope of rest on your horizon.

: The Journey - Nuts and Bolts As I see friends who haven’t seen me in a while they are effusive in their praise of physical …

: The Journey - Nuts and Bolts As I see friends who haven’t seen me in a while they are effusive in their praise of physical …

: #Wordle 844 5/6* ⬛⬛🟩🟩⬛ ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Welp, a five. The Old Gal won today. She is …

: Good morning! May you have a sense of joy in your work #today.

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: How are you able to identify meaning and purpose in your day to day life? I’ve been noticing that, …

: #Wordle 843 4/6* 🟨⬛🟨🟨⬛ 🟩⬛🟩🟩⬛ 🟩🟨🟩🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I am confident the Old Gal will win today. 😅

: Good morning! May you glimpse your purpose knowing you matter #today.

: I need to jump on the next @challenge from the Micro.Blog fam

: I actually didn’t mess up the recording this Sunday. So, here’s this past Sunday sermon in all its …

: #Wordle 842 3/6* ⬛⬛🟩⬛🟨 ⬛🟨🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Tied the Old Gal today!

: Good Monday morning! May your week be filled with joyful adventures.

: The Lions just put up a college score. Love to see it!

: #Wordle 841 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛ ⬛⬛🟩🟨⬛ 🟩🟨🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The Old Gal beat me again today!

: Good morning! May you create community #today!

: #Wordle 840 3/6* ⬛🟨⬛⬛⬛ 🟨⬛🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The Old Gal got it in 4. Winner, winner!

: Good morning! May you do something today that simply brings you joy.

: I’m so grateful for good friends.

: A little college baseball on a brillaint Friday afternoon? Yes, please!

: Gym thought…

: #Wordle 839 3/6* 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩⬛⬛⬛🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Better showing today! Let’s see if the Old Gal can beat this …

: Good morning! We made it to Friday, persevere, press on, and choose joy #today!

: I just upgraded to Mac OS Sonoma and it sure is pretty!

: I love this! Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is …

: I love the connections that I get to make in third spaces. It takes time but it is so worth it.

: #Wordle 838 6/6* 🟨⬛🟨🟨⬛ ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Oh good grief. This was silly. The Old Gal will …

: Good morning! May you create joy #today in the midst of whatever it is you are pursuing.

: Hung out on the lake with the boys this afternoon to end the summer. It was perfect!

: It was Thanksgiving and we were heading to my brother Jay’s home outside Baltimore, Maryland. …

: The Journey - The Unseen What do we do when the goal is unseen? It was Thanksgiving and we were heading to my brother Jay's …

: The Journey - The Unseen What do we do when the goal is unseen? It was Thanksgiving and we were heading to my brother Jay's …

: I love sitting here at the coffee shop and hearing multiple languages spoken. It’s beautiful.

: Good morning! May you be fully present with those around you #today.

: #Wordle 837 3/6* ⬛⬛🟩⬛🟩 ⬛🟨🟩🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The Old Gal pulled out a tie today!

: Good morning! May you leave joy in your wake as you pursue your authentic self today.

: Good morning! May you start your week with enthusiasm, joy, and hope.

: Good friends seem to know what you need even when you don’t.

: Good morning! May you connect deeply with others today experiencing the richness of being known.

: This was one heckuva week. High highs. Low lows. I’m so grateful to be with my people at Peace …

: Good morning! May you intentionally pursue joy today.

: I get to spend time with both my kids today. Life is good!

: Good morning! May you finish the week well #today, press on!

: I love watching this kid play ball!

: I can’t seem to escape the question, “What’s so amazing about grace?” I want it to be simple. But …

: Good morning! May you get that thing off your list #today that is going to impede rest.

: #Wordle 831 4/6* 🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟨⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟨🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 It will be interinteresting to see if the Old Gal beats me!

: A fresh pot of coffee? I don’t mind if I do. ☕️

: “Friendship is a much underestimated aspect of spirituality. It’s every bit as significant as …

: “Love—God’s love in particular—is fundamental to the world’s existence. Love is the background …

: I began my journey toward physical fitness with a commitment to walk fifteen minutes per day. My …

: The Journey - The Crew We aren't made to walk the path alone. I began my journey toward physical fitness with a commitment …

: The Journey - The Crew We aren't made to walk the path alone. I began my journey toward physical fitness with a commitment …

: What do you think it means to love well?

: Today requires three things: The gym. Writing. Music.

: Good morning! Let’s try this cross post set up one more time!

: As I continue to work on getting this social feed back up and running, I am wondering if cross …

: #Wordle 830 4/6* ⬛⬛🟩🟨🟩 🟩⬛🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟨🟩🟨🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Well, pretty sure the Old Gal will get me today!

: Good morning dear #fediverse! May you make progress #today so that you can find some rest.

: The sorrow of life is more real some days than others.

: Trying out the new micro blog set up.

: Testing out the new micro blog set up.

: The Journey - Perseverance Over Perfection What if we valued perseverance over being perfect? Sophia was walking through the forest with her …

: The Journey - Perseverance Over Perfection What if we valued perseverance over being perfect? Sophia was walking through the forest with her …

: The Journey - Who Am I? Our self identity shapes what we do. A couple of years ago I read a book called Atomic Habits by …

: The Journey - Who Am I? Our self identity shapes what we do. A couple of years ago I read a book called Atomic Habits by …

: The Journey - Start With &#34;Why?&#34; Answering one question can start the journey. I recently shared a before and after picture one year …

: The Journey - Start With &#34;Why?&#34; Answering one question can start the journey. I recently shared a before and after picture one year …

: The Way of Reconnecting Why I find the Jesus Way helpful in loving well. In the single most unsurprising thing ever written, …

: The Way of Reconnecting Why I find the Jesus Way helpful in loving well. In the single most unsurprising thing ever written, …

: Finding My Religion Could religion actually be good? When you think of religion what comes into your mind? For many of …

: Finding My Religion Could religion actually be good? When you think of religion what comes into your mind? For many of …

: The Thing Called Deconstruction What if deconstruction was something else? Everywhere you look people are deconstructing. For some, …

: The Thing Called Deconstruction What if deconstruction was something else? Everywhere you look people are deconstructing. For some, …

: When Certainty Died My certainty died but then my faith lived I was there when he died. I sat next to him as they turned …

: When Certainty Died My certainty died but then my faith lived I was there when he died. I sat next to him as they turned …

: Free to Live There is this interesting little line in the letter that Paul of Tarsus wrote to the faith community …

: Grace or Karma? “Karma is a bitch.” Did that get your attention? I am sure it did. Pastors are not …

: It’s been a really fun few days watching our boy play ball. The joy on his face as he plays the game …

: Good morning! What’s good today?

: I really want to start writing long-form again. I am feeling uninspired. So #fediverse, what would …

: Learning new things is hard. I’m continuing to learn how to lift weights. I’m falling love with …

: When even your tobacco is orthodox… 😂😂🤷‍♂️

: This might be one of the most challenging books I’ve read. It is impacting my soul in ways I didn’t …

: If you’re into sermons, I’m posting mine here. podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/…

: Sweet summer nights! #LifeIsGood

: I love Ypsilanti to my core. There is a resonant joy in this town that fills my soul. I moved …

: A perfect iced coffee at my favorite coffee shop in Ypsilanti, Cafe Liv!

: I am teaching my way through the book of Acts at the moment. The two things that I am confronted …

: I would love for you to join me for Tap Room Tuesday! kommunity.com/thepastor…

: “Commands assume freedom and encourage response. Addressed by commands we are trained in …

: The new micro.blog app update is niiiiice!

: Reading and enjoying a nice smoke on my patio while overlooking a freshly mown lawn. #lifeisgood

: “What we do in secret determines the soundness of who we are in public. Prayer is the secret work …

: “Prayer is the act in which we approach God as living person, a thou to whom we speak, not an it …

: A ball field on a beautiful night is one of my happy places.

: What a beautiful day to spend on the patio of my favorite Flint Area Coffee Shop, The Station!

: If you live near Ypsilanti, MI I’d love for you to join me for Tap Room Tuesday… …

: If you like to listen to sermons, here’s my most recent from the book of Acts. …

: I rolled into one of my favortie mite coffee shops today, The Station (in Flushing, MI), and it is …

: These days there’s so much real life, in person, doing all the things that I have struggled to …

: Spending time at my favorite Flint area coffee shop today, The Station Coffee Co! If you’re …

: I really need to be productive today. So, I’m starting with this list: Gym Emails and other …

: I’ve been preaching at a quaint little Presbyterian Church in Flint the last few years as …

: If you’re in the Ypsilanti area, check out Tap Room Tuesday… …

: Chris Stapleton is built different… That’s it. That’s the post.

: Consistency is the key. Down below 250lbs, that’s over 70lbs. Not perfect. Consistent.

: This is a helpful and insightful thread by @timwilson@mastodon.world for those of us doing pastoral …

: An Always Present Grace Often, as we read through the Old Testament, it feels like God is some sort of angry deity. We read …

: I’m beyond proud of this kid. He’s a college baseball player and he’s also demolishing it in the …

: Golfing with my pops today was good for the soul. I’m so grateful for these days.

: I get to play golf with my Dad today. Can. Not. Wait. This is the best perk of being a pastor, the …

: Beginning a week from today I will be hosting a virtual book club on my Telegram channel. We will be …

: The mornings are getting sunnier! I can’t wait to sit on the patio in the morning drinking coffee …

: Christ is risen!

: This was a challenging and hope-filled Lenten devotional. I’m grateful for the time spent …

: “Jesus dies “for” us not in the sense of “in place of” but “in solidarity with.”” - Richard Rohr …

: Amy and I had an absolutely marvelous time tonight! Our neighbors, Noah and Kandice, invited us and …

: Scored some new vinyl today. What a beautiful album not just musically but also in physical …

: “No child is just a child. Each is a creature in whom God intends to do something glorious and …

: Sitting in the garage with a pipe of really nice tobacco, a book that is blowing my mind, and …

: In August, Amy and I are participating in something called, The Mammoth March. You hike 20 miles in …

: My daughter’s sorority, Pi Beta Phi, is raising money for the Spartan Strong Fund. If you’ve …

: Karma? Nah... Grace! “Karma’s a bitch.” Did that get your attention? 😏 I am sure it did. Pastors are not …

: A cold day at the ball field, wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

: Currently reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport 📚 I’m going back through this book and creating a list …

: Fridays are leg days for me at the gym. They are always hard. They always hurt. Amy asked, …

: What do you consider to be the ideal length for a solo #podcast with no guests? 🎙️

: Pastors, what rhythm do you have for creating space for deep work and at the same time being …

: I am really liking using Obsidian to craft blog posts. It’s a nice interface and makes it easy …

: Fireside Coffee in Flint, MI for the win! This Brazilian “Sweet Yellow,” is dang good! ☕️

: Today marks my favorite weekend of the year. It is #OpeningDay for MLB ⚾️! There is hope and …

: Just started a new, to me, book by Eugene Peterson. The opening sentences: “The puzzle is why so …

: Trying out a coffee shop in Eastern Market in Detroit, Anthology. My guy The Beard loves it and …

: Pistons game with some of the fellas courtesy of our guy Noah (not pictured). 🏀

: This book was really insightful and helpful. I am excited to begin putting some of Dr Li’s insights …

: If you’re in the Ypsilanti area, I’d love for you to come out and join me for some …

: Amazing Grace? Oh, OK I remember sitting in the living room of my friend, mentor, and pastor, Bob Smart. There were about …

: Absolutely killed my workout today! Good start to my off day.

: My first day with an Apple Watch that I got just for fitness tracking and I definitely just went for …

: Tuesday nights I host a conversation called, Tap Room Tuesday. We meet at 8 pm and have an …

: I get to spend the day exploring Flint,MI again. I’m in the process of missional mapmaking there and …

: I had fun being a guest on a livestream on Twitch this week. I’m thinking I may give it a go and …

: The World Baseball Classic was absolutely brilliant. Last night, the game was played at a high level …

: I’m so grateful for the life I get to live. Just about every single day I arise to find a day that …

: Currently reading: Wondrous Encounters : Scripture for Lent by Richard Rohr 📚

: I liked this picture for the photoblog challenge with the prompt, analog.

: Happy Oberon Day!

: Here are #3goodthings from March 17, 2023: Time with good friends Good food Crazy upsets in college …

: Hit the gym early. Figured this was as good as any for today’s photoblog challenge. @challenges

: The Breastplate of St Patrick I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the …

: Today’s photoblog challnege is, road. My favorite road is often no road at all.

: Here are #3goodthings for March 16, 2023: Experienced two new coffee shops and they were …

: Here are #3goodthings for March 15, 2023 It was sunny today I had a great lift Bowling was an …

: Today’s photblog challenge: patience The journey toward health in whatever area demands patience.

: Wednesdays are great days because they end with bowling league and time with fantastic friends.

: March 14, 2023 #3goodthings An unreal conversation that lasted hours with a new friend. A …

: Today’s photoblog challenge, horizon. One of my favorite views in Ypsi.

: Here are #3goodthings from yesterday, March 13, 2023: The dinner I cooked up was dang good My …

: I did the thing today. 💪

: Day 13 of the Photblogging Challenge: connection I have learned the critical importance of …

: On Rest As I meditate this morning on rest I am struck by the fact that I don’t do it well. My …

: Mondays are my favorite day of the week. This is the day that I catch my breath. #Today, I stop and …

: Come hang out with me Tuesday night! gettogether.community/events/30…

: Does anyone have a FOSS alternative for Facebook events that they like?

: Here are #3goodthings for March 12, 2023 An amazing breakfast conversation with a good friend. I …

: Today’s phot blog prompt is, shiny. This ring is the shiniest thing I own and yet it pales in …

: I have finally figured out my approach to this whole fediverse thing. Thankful to finally have found …

: I have finally figured out my approach to this whole fediverse thing. Thankful to finally have found …

: If the Red Wings can hold on and win this game, it would be such a great win. It points to the …

: I have posted this week’s message, “Acts 4:23-31 - When the Bad Happens” …

: How about #3goodthings for March 11, 2023? We arrived home safely from Florida Naps! Quality …

: Photo blogging challenge for March 11, gimcrack.

: Here are #3goodthings for March 10, 2023 A quiet gorgeous morning on the patio. Breakfast with …

: Jumping in for the Micro Blog photoblog challenge for March. March 10: Ritual The morning coffee…

: Currently reading: The World-Ending Fire by Wendell Berry 📚 As I continue to slowly work my way …

: One last delightful warm and sunny morning before returning to the misery that is Michigan’s March.

: One last morning in the warmth.

: #3goodthings for March 9, 2023 1. A cool morning 2. Gorgeous weather for baseball 3. A good walk

: Just running a little test post.

: March 9, 2023 March 9, 2023 The post March 9, 2023 first appeared on Daniel M Rose.

: Sitting outside on a blissfully cool morning in central Florida, reading, meditating, and drinking …

: March 8, 2023 #3goodthings Coffee with Amy Conversations with E The dinner conversation with Amy, …

: This one kicked my butt. #challenge

: I am beginning to learn that to love well demands a letting go of ego as much as it is an embracing …

: On Tuesday evenings I host a time of intentional conversation. I’d love for you to join me on …

: It’s hard to believe that this was 16 years ago. But now, here we are. Both of these two little ones …

: March 7, 2023 #3goodthings A quiet morning reading Scripture, Wendell Berry, Richard Rohr, and TS …

: March 6, 2023 #3goodthings I worked out For whatever reason, my coffee was particularly …

: My favorite feature of the house we are staying at in FL may be the patio ceiling fan. This area is …

: March 5, 2023 #3goodthings I got to cook a delicious dinner for my family Hitting golf balls for …

: March 4,2023 #3goodthings Morning coffee on the patio Staying on schedule with eating even on …

: Currently reading: The World-Ending Fire by Wendell Berry 📚

: Sitting outdoors and enjoying a cuppa, a good read, fresh air, and sunshine may be my favorite way …

: March 3, 2023 #3goodthings The sun was shining and warm The joy of my son on a baseball diamond …

: This is what it’s all about.

: Life is good.

: That morning coffee hits different when you’ve been driving all night! #baseballparents

: March 2, 2023 #3goodthings Ethan and Libby got to their spring break destinations safely. I took …

: I’m intrigued by indieweb rsvp. But, I’m missing how to create an event. Where does one do that?

: I forgot yesterday’s #3goodthings! So, #3goodthings for March 1, 2023: I cleared a pre-travel to do …

: Life Must Be Lived Forward Do you ever read something or hear something that you just know is true? I bumped into a …

: Life Must Be Lived Forward Do you ever read something or hear something that you just know is true? I bumped into a …

: Life Must Be Lived Forward Do you ever read something or hear something that you just know is true? I bumped into a quote today …

: A well deserved nitro cold brew with some heavy cream at my favorite coffee shop, Cafe Liv in …

: Self-care includes doing things that make you feel tired and sore and gross.

: My favorite discussion topic from last night’s Tap Room Tuesday conversation was, “Name three things …

: #3GoodThings - February 28, 2023 I got to drive with Amy to and from work today. It was quality …

: Finished reading: Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission by David E. …

: Currently reading: The Acts of the Apostles by JG Dunn 📚

: Currently reading: The Wisdom Pattern by Richard Rohr 📚

: Game night!

: The Red Wings are buzzing tonight! They are playing with some urgency in Ottawa. #LGRW

: #3GoodThings February 27, 2023 A quiet day of reading, writing, and processing A good day of …

: I’m following all the #baseball micro.blog users I can. ⚾️

: Popped on this playlist on a whim, and woo! It was exactly the move for a rainy quiet day off. …

: On Tuesday nights I host a gathering of intentional conversation, Tap Room Tuesdays. Join me! …

: What are three specific things you’re doing today to help yourself to flourish? For me: I exercised …

: When it’s gross outside and you decide to do a body weight workout at home. But then, you realize …

: Acts 3:11-4:22 - In The Name We explore the aftermath of Peter and John healing the man at the gate called Beautiful. Originally …

: Jordan Walker is that guy. #cardinals

: I’m working hard at becoming the best version of me. So, a green smoothie 5-6 days per week is …

: I’m pondering my shadow self this morning. As opposed to running from it or hiding it, I want to …

: Starting Again Over the last few years I have become more interested in engaging with the seasons of the Church …

: Huge Red Wings game tonight. Two points back with four games in hand. I have become a believer! …

: What steps have you taken to move beyond dualistic thinking toward a more wholistic perspective that …

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: Socrates is quoted as saying, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Let’s …

: Acts 3:1-10 - From the Fringes This week we continue exploring the story of people in the book of Acts. Dan challenges us to …

: Acts 2:42-47 - Scripture, Fellowship, Prayer, and Food In this episode we explore together Acts 2:42-47. This message was recorded at Peace Presbyterian …

: Acts 2:1-41 - Ready or Not What happens when God shows up?

: Acts 1:12-26 - The One Next Thing The early church is left in a state of bewilderment and shock. Now what do they do?

: Acts 1:1-11 - The Story of People We begin our study of the Book of Acts.

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: It’s A New Year! I’ve been thinking about the New Year, a bit. In so many ways we often start the New Year thinking …

: It’s A New Year! I’ve been thinking about the New Year, a bit. In so many ways we often start the New Year thinking …

: It’s A New Year! I’ve been thinking about the New Year, a bit. In so many ways we often start the New Year thinking …

: Patience Patience is hard work. It demands an expectancy and an effort that brings about change and …

: Patience Patience is hard work. It demands an expectancy and an effort that brings about change and …

: Patience Patience is hard work. It demands an expectancy and an effort that brings about change and …

: Communion, It Ain&#8217;t Wafers and Wine The Pub and Coffee Shop Tuesday night I wandered into my pub, Tap Room, for Tap Room Tuesday with my …

: Communion, It Ain&#8217;t Wafers and Wine The Pub and Coffee Shop Tuesday night I wandered into my pub, Tap Room, for Tap Room Tuesday with my …

: Communion, It Ain't Wafers and Wine The Pub and Coffee Shop Tuesday night I wandered into my pub, Tap Room, for Tap Room Tuesday with my …

: Here I Wait A Story The last few years Amy and I have been picking a word to represent our year. The year of …

: Here I Wait A Story The last few years Amy and I have been picking a word to represent our year. The year of …

: To Forgive A Story The kingdom of God is like a king who decided to square accounts with his servants. As he …

: To Forgive A Story The kingdom of God is like a king who decided to square accounts with his servants. As he …

: Season of Suck A Story Yesterday, I had the privilege of offering a few devotional thoughts to a few other pastors. …

: Season of Suck A Story Yesterday, I had the privilege of offering a few devotional thoughts to a few other pastors. …

: The Divine Mystery A Story I was sitting in one of my theology classes in seminary and we were discussing some …

: The Divine Mystery A Story I was sitting in one of my theology classes in seminary and we were discussing some …

: The Do Nothing Church A Story... The algorithms on social media are an amazing thing. On Facebook for "occupation" I …

: The Do Nothing Church A Story… The algorithms on social media are an amazing thing. On Facebook for …

: Religion, It&#8217;s Not What We Think A Story… I was pretty excited about my faith. I had become completely and utterly given to …

: Religion, It's Not What We Think A Story... I was pretty excited about my faith. I had become completely and utterly given to …

: Everyday Jesus A Story... The other I was driving along; and by "driving along" I mean I was sitting in traffic. …

: Everyday Jesus A Story… The other I was driving along; and by “driving along” I mean I was …

: Deconstruction Much? A Story... I was sitting with friends at our local hang out, Ram's Horn, affectionately referred to …

: A Questioning Faith A Story... I remember sitting in Calculus during my senior year in high school. It was Spring and …

: An Invitation to Come On Over! It was a beautiful Spring day and I was enjoying some time on the patio. When all of a sudden, Ethan …

: Use Your Head and Heart John 7:20-24 How do I know what's right? That's a question that plagues many of us. It seems to find …

: Just Making Ourselves Look Good John 7:14-20 Have you ever been around a "one upper"? Or maybe, you are a "one upper"? You know what …

: Humility or Fear? John 7:1-13 The great theologian Michael Scott once said, "Would I rather be feared or loved? Um... …

: R-E-L-A-X John 6:60-71 Many among his disciples heard this and said, "This is tough teaching, too tough to …

: Yeah But... John 6:27-59 "Don't waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that …

: I&#039;m Just Here for the Snacks John 6:16-26 In the evening his disciples went down to the sea, got in the boat, and headed back …

: Slipping Off... John 6:1-15 After this, Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee (some call it Tiberias). A huge crowd …

: The Working Agenda John 5:41-47I'm not interested in crowd approval. And do you know why? Because I know you and your …

: God, Jesus, and Bobby Knight? John 5:39-40You have your heads in your Bibles constantly because you think you'll find eternal life …

: Seriously! John 5:28-38"Don't act so surprised at all this. The time is coming when everyone dead and buried …

: Greeters not Gatekeepers! John 5:24-27"It's urgent that you listen carefully to this: Anyone here who believes what I am …

: No Shut Outs! John 5:19-23So Jesus explained himself at length. "I'm telling you this straight. The Son can't …

: Even on the Sabbath! John 5:1-18Soon another Feast came around and Jesus was back in Jerusalem. Near the Sheep Gate in …

: A Bridge Too Far? John 4:43–54 After the two days he left for Galilee. Now, Jesus knew well from experience that a …

: A Bridge Too Far? John 4:43-54I have exciting news to share: You can now read #LoveWell in the new Substack app for …

: Firsthand Jive John 4:39-42Many of the Samaritans from that village committed themselves to him because of the …

: Standing With Giants John 4:31-38In the meantime, the disciples pressed him, "Rabbi, eat. Aren't you going to eat?" He …

: Go and Do John 4:31-34In the meantime, the disciples pressed him, "Rabbi, eat. Aren't you going to eat?" He …

: That Kind of Woman John 4:25-30The woman said, "I don't know about that. I do know that the Messiah is coming. When he …

: All That Matters... John 4:15-24The woman said, "Sir, give me this water so I won't ever get thirsty, won't ever have to …

: The Generous One John 4:3-14So Jesus left the Judean countryside and went back to Galilee. To get there, he had to …

: Just Don&#039;t Play John 4:1-3Jesus realized that the Pharisees were keeping count of the baptisms that he and John …

: Extravagance! John 3:22-36After this conversation, Jesus went on with his disciples into the Judean countryside …

: The Addiction John 3:9-21Nicodemus asked, "What do you mean by this? How does this happen?" Jesus said, "You're a …

: Just That John 3:1-8There was a man of the Pharisee sect, Nicodemus, a prominent leader among the Jews. Late …

: Later... John 2:13-25When the Passover Feast, celebrated each spring by the Jews, was about to take place, …

: Later… Photo by Aiden Frazier on UnsplashWhen the Passover Feast, celebrated each spring by the Jews, was …

: It Was A Real Banger Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. …

: It Was a Real Banger! John 2:1-12Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was …

: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. When he got there, he ran across Philip and said, …

: You Ain&#039;t Seen Nothing Yet! John 1:43-51The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. When he got there, he ran across Philip and …

: There He Is! The next day John was back at his post with two disciples, who were watching. He looked up, saw …

: There He Is! John 1:35-42The next day John was back at his post with two disciples, who were watching. He looked …

: God-Revealer The very next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and yelled out, "Here he is, God's Passover Lamb! …

: God-Revealer John 1:29-34The very next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and yelled out, "Here he is, God's …

: We Want Answers! When Jews from Jerusalem sent a group of priests and officials to ask John who he was, he was …

: We Want Answers! John 1:19-28When Jews from Jerusalem sent a group of priests and officials to ask John who he was, …

: The Middle John 1:15-18John pointed him out and called, "This is the One! The One I told you was coming after …

: They Didn&#039;t Notice John 1:9-13The Life-Light was the real thing: Every person entering Life he brings into Light. He …

: True Selves John 1:9-13The Life-Light was the real thing: Every person entering Life he brings into Light. He …

: Jesus Is Lord 1 Corinthians 12:1-3Today is special Knee Jerk Devotional! Instead of a written one devotional I …

: Guides John 1:6-8There once was a man, his name John, sent by God to point out the way to the Life-Light. …

: Life-Light! John 1:1-5The Word was first,the Word present to God,God present to the Word.The Word was God,in …

: Salty? Colossians 4:2-6Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude. Don't forget to …

: Not That! Colossians 3:17-4:1Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of …

: One Another Colossians 3:15-17Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. …

: Let Us Lament Psalm 77Lamenting is not something that we like to do. Lamenting is not something that comes …

: Dress Up Colossians 3:12-14So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out …

: Thief Colossians 3:5-11And that means killing off everything connected with that way of death: sexual …

: Contentment Colossians 3:3-4Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible …

: Where The Action Is Colossians 3:1-2So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like …

: Why? Colossians 2:20-23So, then, if with Christ you've put all that pretentious and infantile religion …

: The Substance is Christ Colossians 2:16-19So don't put up with anyone pressuring you in details of diet, worship services, …

: You Can&#039;t Get It Colossians 2:11-15Entering into this fullness is not something you figure out or achieve. It's not a …

: The Emptiness of the Argument Colossians 2:8-10Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual …

: Get Busy Living Colossians 2:6-7My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you've …

: A Tapestry of Love Colossians 2:1-5I want you to realize that I continue to work as hard as I know how for you, and …

: Y&#039;all Basic Colossians 1:24-29 I want you to know how glad I am that it's me sitting here in this jail and not …

: Put-Back-Togetherness Colossians 1:21-23You yourselves are a case study of what he does. At one time you all had your …

: Broken and Dislocated Colossians 1:15-20We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and …

: Dead-end Alleys, Dark Dungeons, and the Kingdom Colossians 1:13-14God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He's set us up in the …

: Live Well Colossians 1:9-12Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven't stopped praying for …

: Uncontrollable! Colossians 1:5b-8The Message is as true among you today as when you first heard it. It doesn't …

: Hope Colossians 1:3-5aOur prayers for you are always spilling over into thanksgivings. We can't quit …

: Sent Colossians 1:1-2I, Paul, have been sent on special assignment by Christ as part of God's master …

: Ordinary Matthew 10:34-42"Don't think I've come to make life cozy. I've come to cut— make a sharp knife-cut …

: Intimidated Matthew 10:24-33"A student doesn't get a better desk than her teacher. A laborer doesn't make more …

: The Wolf Matthew 10:16-23"Stay alert. This is hazardous work I'm assigning you. You're going to be like sheep …

: Show Up Matthew 10:5-15Jesus sent his twelve harvest hands out with this charge: "Don't begin by traveling …

: Life is Together Matthew 9:18-26As he finished saying this, a local official appeared, bowed politely, and said, "My …

: The Party Matthew 9:9-17Passing along, Jesus saw a man at his work collecting taxes. His name was Matthew. …

: Together Matthew 9:1-8Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. Some men brought to …

: Community Matthew 8:1-17Jesus came down the mountain with the cheers of the crowd still ringing in his ears. …

: Incidentals or Foundations? Matthew 7:22-29I can see it now—at the Final Judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, …

: The Manipulation Matthew 7:13-21"Don't look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing …

: What&#039;s In Your Eye? Matthew 7:1-12“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you …

: Pray Simply, Simply Pray Matthew 6:7-15"The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They're full …

: Being Seen Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18"Be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don't make a …

: Grow Up! Matthew 5:38-48"Here's another old saying that deserves a second look: 'Eye for eye, tooth for …

: Integrity Matthew 5:27-37"You know the next commandment pretty well, too: 'Don't go to bed with another's …

: What Will You Be? Matthew 5:11-16"Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you …

: The Agenda Matthew 5:1-10When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were …

: Disappointment Luke 4:18-30“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,because he has anointed meto proclaim good news to the …

: Kingdom Matthew 4:12-17When Jesus got word that John had been arrested, he returned to Galilee. He moved …

: Pursuit Philippians 3:1-16And that's about it, friends. Be glad in God! I don't mind repeating what I have …

: Fresh Air Philippians 2:12-30What I'm getting at, friends, is that you should simply keep on doing what you've …

: Selfless Philippians 2:1-11If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any …

: Perspective Philippians 1:12-30I want to report to you, friends, that my imprisonment here has had the opposite …

: Rediscover the Better Story James 3:13-4:12Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here's what you do: …

: Words Are Fire! James 3:1-12Don't be in any rush to become a teacher, my friends. Teaching is highly responsible …

: The Way of Being James 2:14-26Dear friends, do you think you'll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words …

: The Royal Rule James 2:1-13My dear friends, don't let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, …

: Love is the Root with Nathan Soos In this week's episode I chop it up with Nathan Soos, a teacher and coach from Lincoln Middle …

: Beauty Out Of Ugly Things Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 23:13-25Passage: Then Pilate called in the high priests, rulers, and the …

: Know Yourself Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 23:1-12Passage: Then they all took Jesus to Pilate and began to bring up …

: Care and Compassion with Jennifer Gorman This week I sat down with my good friend, Jennifer Gorman to talk about what it means to love well. …

: The Shadows Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 22:63-71Passage: The men in charge of Jesus began poking fun at him, …

: Faith My Eyes Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 22:54-62Passage: Arresting Jesus, they marched him off and took him into …

: You Feel Me? Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 22:39-53Passage: Leaving there, he went, as he so often did, to Mount …

: Intentionality and Hospitality with Robert Norris In the season premiere of #LoveWell I interviewed Robert Norris. He's a volunteer extraordinaire and …

: The Eternal Now Knee Jerk Devotional: Psalm 105:1-6Passage: Hallelujah! Thank GOD! Pray to him by name!Tell everyone …

: The Ugly Beauty of Community Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 22:14-23Passage: When it was time, he sat down, all the apostles with …

: Upside Leadership With Your Boy JC Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 22:27-38Passage: "Who would you rather be: the one who eats the dinner or …

: The One About How Much Jesus Cares Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 21:5-19Passage: One day people were standing around talking about the …

: A Priest, A Rich Guy, and a Widow Walk Into Church Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 20:41-21:4Passage: Then he put a question to them: "How is it that they …

: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 20:27-40Passage: Some Sadducees came up. This is the Jewish party that …

: Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 20:20-26 The one where Jesus isn't a sucker...Passsage: Watching for a chance to get him, they sent spies who …

: Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 20:9-19 The one about being exposed...Passage: Jesus told another story to the people: "A man planted a …

: Knee Jerk Devotoinal: Luke 19:41-48 When you don't notice it...Passage: When the city came into view, he wept over it. "If you had only …

: Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 19:28-40 The Return of the KingPassage: After saying these things, Jesus headed straight up to Jerusalem. …

: Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 19:11-27 The one where I'm confuzzled...Passage: While he had their attention, and because they were getting …

: Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 19:1-10 I'm hiding and you can't see me...Passage: Then Jesus entered and walked through Jericho. There was …

: Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 18:31-43 The one about bringing the outsider in...Passage: Then Jesus took the Twelve off to the side and …

: Knee Jerk Devotional: Luke 18:9-14 The one where I confess...Passage: He told his next story to some who were complacently pleased with …

: Accepted By His Dad Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash I know the headings in the Bible are not Scripture. But, every once …

: My Fascination With Jesus Photo by Fares Hamouche on UnsplashI am fascinated by the person of Jesus. There is no other person …

: On Parenting: Raise Adults Not Children Part 11 of 11 on Parenting PrinciplesOne of the most important leadership principles that I’ve …

: On Parenting: Model Your Principles Part 10 of 11 on Parenting PrinciplesDo as I say, not as I do. Raise your hand if you’ve heard that …

: On Parenting: Don’t Make Excuses Part 9 of 11 on Parenting PrinciplesI think the biggest trap that we fall into as parents is the …

: On Parenting: Have Expectations Part 8 of 11 on Parenting PrinciplesAfter my parents divorce I will never forget something that my …

: On Parenting: Experience Over Stuff Part 7 of 11 on Parenting PrinciplesKeeping up with the Jones’ is one of the single greatest …

: On Parenting: Speak With Them Part 6 of 11 on Parenting PrinciplesThere is this great video that circulates on social media every …

: On Parenting: Be Consistent Part 5 on Parenting PrinciplesShortly after Ethan was born a couple from the church we were …

: On Parenting: Extend Grace Part 4 of 11 on Principles of ParentingI don’t remember the details of what happened. Ethan was …

: On Parenting: Ask For Forgiveness Part 3 of 11 of Parenting PrinciplesMy son, Ethan, had been driving for a while. Like modern parents …

: On Parenting: Their Sin is Not Your Sin Part 2 of 11 of Parenting PrinciplesWhen you have your first kid, everyone, and I mean everyone, …

: On Parenting: A Warning and An Encouragement Part 1 of 11 Parenting PrinciplesAny time that I ask people what they want me to write about, almost …

: Engage… The Spiritual Practices of EngagementSpiritual practice is about preparing us to . These practices …

: Chastity, Secrecy, and Sacrifice… The disciplines and practices of abstinence are designed to help us grow in our ability to know …

: Wait, wait… Amy and I were raising support to join the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and living in …

: Deny Yourself…Wait, What? When was the last time you denied yourself something? If you’re anything like me that’s a hard …

: A Dealership and Disciplines Why do we engage the disciplines of spiritual practice?I will never forget the experience of going …

: The Truth of the Matter… The fuel for spiritual growthFor the last few years I have had the privilege to help coach a few …

: The Thing About Time… The key to spiritual growthI am the oldest of three sons and I check just about every box on the …

: The Circle A foundational tool for spiritual growth.What if I told you that the most significant thing that I …

: Grace, Grace The Foundation of Spiritual PracticeWhen we start talking about spiritual practice, spiritual …

: Practice? We’re Talking About Practice? An Introduction to Spiritual Practice“Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the …

: What is the Kingdom of God Like? I’m a pastor. I invite people to follow Jesus. It’s my vocation, calling, and passion. Before …

: We Can Be Church Together Both/and not either/orI wrote yesterday about problems. Problems with he building centric model of …

: When The “Church” Loses “It” Or “Why the missional neighborhood church isn’t perfect.”I often write and speak about how beautiful …

: When “Church” Becomes Business I met with someone recently who is interested in launching a new congregation. They listened to my …

: Communion A thought about what happened in the kitchen last night.Each week I have the joy of gathering with …

: Help Us Not Suck Why are we, Christians, upset when people want to hold us to a higher standard than others? When …

: Forgive Them, Yes, Them Who is your “them”? Is it conservatives? Maybe your “them” is liberals. Perhaps your “them” is …

: Today I’m slowly working my way through the Lord’s Prayer as a roadmap to missional living. Do you want to …

: On Earth… Part four in a series on using the Lord’s Prayer as a roadmap to mission.I’m slowly working my way …

: Our Father… I’m slowly working my way through the Lord’s Prayer as a roadmap to missional living. Do you want to …

: Present in Prayer Part two in a series on the Lord’s Prayer as road map to mission.Photo by Amaury Gutierrez on …

: Program or Presence? Part One in a series on how the Lord’s Prayer is a road map to mission.Photo by Markus Spiske on …

: When You Can’t Write A frustrated mind dump in the midst of a creative block.Photo by Nathan Dumlao on UnsplashIt’s been …

: “He Took Him At His Word” Signs and wonders or trust and believe?Photo by Austin Chan on UnsplashOne of the questions that I …

: The Only Resolution I Will Make in 2019 …or why I decided resolutions are dumb and goals are betterPhoto by Jerry Kiesewetter on …

: The Powerless God Are we following after the way of God or the way of the powers?Photo by Lubomirkin on UnsplashI have …

: The One Who Would Bring Peace The bringer of peace, emptied himself.Photo by Sunyu on UnsplashHave you ever noticed that some …

: Hello Darkness My Old Friend, Part 3 An Advent conversation on the Old Testament.In part three of the conversation, we look at joy. …

: Hello Darkness My Old Friend, Part 2 An Advent Conversation on the Old TestamentDoes anyone like being disciplined? I don’t. Yet, that’s …

: Hello Darkness My Old Friend, Part 1 The first episode in an Advent series from the Old Testament.Hope. It’s a word that gets thrown …

: What if Advent Was Real? What if we were in a real time of waiting, just like those who came before us?Photo by rawpixel on …

: Joy Comes From Holding Firm When we hold firm in the face of adversity we discover joy.Photo by James Peacock on …

: Integrity Matters… No Really Photo by Ghost Presenter on UnsplashLast night my wife and I had a conversation with our son about …

: “It Is Good To Be Humbled.” …said nobody ever. Seriously. Who says stuff like this? When you’re in the midst of being “humbled,” …

: The Weird Jesus Verse There’s a famous Advent reading that I’ve always found to be really weird. It’s Isaiah 9:6 and I …

: Support Your Faith In theological circles there are some technical words that get applied to certain perspectives of …

: Confession Is Good For The Soul When you hear the word “confession,” how do you feel? It makes me a bit uncomfortable. I am not all …

: The Night Is Darkest It is often said that the night is darkest before the dawn. It is also said that, “You see, at just …

: You Are Loved, Stand Firm Photo by Rod Long on UnsplashThis past summer I was watching a Detroit Tigers game and they were …

: He Sees… Photo by Srikanta H. U on Unsplash“He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He …

: For Those Who Seek Photo by Ian Keefe on UnsplashWe wait. We wait. We wait. WE WAIT. How long must we wait? How long …

: Love Well Photo by Nadine Shaabana on UnsplashAdvent is all about the waiting. It’s an entering to the void …

: In God We Trust Photo by Vladimir Solomyani on UnsplashIt’s interesting to me that this little phrase, “In God we …

: Even At Night Photo by Clayton Caldwell on UnsplashAmy and I attended different universities while we were dating. …

: There’s Nothing to Them! Photo by Yogi Purnama on UnsplashOne of the central issues of the season of Advent is that of hope. …

: Let Salvation Come! Photo by Jarl Schmidt on UnsplashAs we walk through Advent together, I’m struck ever more by the …

: Them, Not Me Photo by Juli Moreira on UnsplashHave you noticed how we think about “them” and “us” or “them” and …

: Let Him Settle It As I was meditating on my Scripture reading this morning there was a theme that kept popping up. It …

: Let Them Tell Their Story Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on UnsplashThis week I had the privilege of sitting down with an …

: Why You Matter He sat there staring at the white board with a blank expression bordering on rage. His eyes were …

: What is Repentance? “Turn around young man! You get yourself back over here! RIGHT NOW!” That phrase has been uttered by …

: Holy Week— Holy Saturday Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on UnsplashPsalms: 95* & 88 & 27 OT: Job 19:21–27a NT: Heb. …

: Holy Week — Good Friday Photo by Adrian Moran on UnsplashPsalms: 95* & 22 & 40:1–14(15–19), 54 OT: Gen. 22:1–14 NT: …

: Holy Week— Maundy Thursday Photo by Christian Joudrey on UnsplashPsalms: 102 & 142, 143 OT: Jer. 20:7–11 NT: 1 Cor. …

: Holy Week — Wednesday “Green hello beautiful sign on urban wall with blue sky in background, Charleston” by Ian Schneider …

: Holy Week — Tuesday Photo by Milan Popovic on UnsplashPsalms: 6, 12 & 94 OT: Jer. 15:10–21 NT: Phil. 3:15–21 Gospel: …

: Holy Week — Monday Photo by Jordan Butler on UnsplashPsalms: 51:1–18(19–20) & 69:1–23 OT: Jer. 12:1–16 NT: Phil. …

: Welcome To The Idol Factory! Photo by Abigail Lynn on Unsplash“…this is American Idol!” The music is bumping and the lights are …

: You’re Enough “A black-and-white shot of a woman putting a finger over her lips in a gesture of silence” by …

: It’s Not About Me Photo by Clever Visuals on UnsplashDo you think that revolutionary moments in our thoughts happen …

: Just Do It Photo by Carl Cerstrand on UnsplashOne day my pastor invited me to join him on a pastoral visit to a …

: The Image of God “A crowded crosswalk in Tokyo on a rainy day” by Alex Block on UnsplashI have written elsewhere …

: “In Accordance With The Scriptures…” Photo by Aaron Burden on UnsplashI believe that the Scriptures are something more than a nice book …

: The Rev Blogcast: Why Carry A Cross? Episode 20https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/17d0568

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: The Rev Blogcast: Why Communion? Episode 19https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/16a2c04

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: Why Communion? Photo by Jametlene Reskp on UnsplashCommunion. The Lord’s Supper. The Eucharist. This meal at the …

: The Rev Blogcast: Why The Cross? Episode 18Why do Christians seem to be fascinated with blood? What is going with the cross? …

: Why the Cross? Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on UnsplashThere are some really weird things about Chrstianity. …

: The Rev Blogcast: Why Church? Episode 17Why do I stay connected to the church? https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/149216c

: The Rev Blogcast: Why Pray? Episode 16https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/14463c0

: The Rev Blogcast: Why The Bible Episode 15https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/130f77c

: Why Church? Photo by Zoltan Tasi on UnsplashSundays are a really hard day for many people. Particularly people …

: Why Pray? In high school I participated in something called Summer Institute at Eastern Michigan University. …

: Why The Bible? The Bible. It’s one of those books that people tend to have a very strong opinion about. People …

: The Necessary Darkness A Thought About AdventPhoto by David Monje on UnsplashHave you ever been through a dark night of the …

: The Rev Blogcast: Two Thoughts, One Episode Episode 14https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/102a160

: Do You Understand Me? Photo by Harli Marten on UnsplashOne of our deepest desires is to be understood. Each of us …

: The Rev Blogcast: It’s The Same Episode 13https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/1006134

: Acta Non Verba Do something. Don’t just talk.Photo by Vil Son on UnsplashEvery time there is shooting we hear the …

: It’s The Same …the beauty of rhythm and samenessPhoto by Karl Fredrickson on UnsplashIt’s a Sunday morning and the …

: The Rev Blogcast: Who Do You Represent? Episode 12https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/f98eb8

: Who Do You Represent? …the responsibility of the ambassador.Photo by Eran Menashri on UnsplashVery few of us truly live in …

: The Rev Blogcast: I Promise… Episode 11https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/f59a38

: I Promise… …the power of covenant.Photo by Alberto Barrera on UnsplashI am leading our missional community …

: The Rev Blogcast: Your Kingdom Come Episode 10https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/f33040

: Your Kingdom Come… …or the need for a new imagination.Photo by Artem Sapegin on UnsplashChristians pray the Lord’s …

: The Rev Blogcast: Holy Be Your Name Episode 9Photo by Alphacolor 13 on Unsplashhttps://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/f15fcc

: Holy Be Your Name …or taking time to acknowledge GodPhoto by Thomas Griesbeck on UnsplashOver the last week I have …

: The Rev Blogcast: Jesus Is Not A Sales Pitch Episode 8https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/eff86c

: The Rev Blogcast: Don’t Be Crusty Episode 7https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/ed9c84

: The Rev Blogcast: Where is God? Episode 6https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/eaf40c

: The Rev Blogcast: What Good is Theology? Episode 5https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/e988c4

: The Rev Blogcast: How Do You Do It? Episode 4https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/e8d320

: The Rev Blogcast: #Me Too Episode 3https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/e84cc0

: The Rev Blogcast: This All Sucks Episode 2https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/e84a04

: The Rev Blogcast: Flex and Obey Episode 1https://anchor.fm/danielmrose/episodes/e838d4

: Jesus is Not A Sales Pitch …or all of life is sacred.Photo by rawpixel.com on UnsplashLast night I spoke at an event called, …

: Don’t Be Crusty …how to get out of your spiritual rut.Photo by Amador Loureiro on UnsplashPart of being on mission …

: Where Is God? In the dark we just need a glimmer of light…Photo by Jordan Whitfield on UnsplashI rolled over and …

: Screaming At God Some days, that’s all you got.Photo by Vance Osterhout on UnsplashI have spending quite a bit of …

: What Good is Theology? Photo by jesse orrico on UnsplashHonestly, theology is pretty useless. There, I said it. I have …

: How Do You Do It? …10 Things We Do As ParentsI’m not an expert. I’m not even close to being an expert. I have a son …

: Daniel Rose L to R: Amy, Libby, EthanWhen you write a blog some people typically want to know about your …

: Flex and Obey, There Is No Other Way …or when things don’t go as planned.Photo by rawpixel.com on UnsplashYou’ve worked hard all week on …

: Choosing Joy Choosing JoyJoy is a decision. Every day you have to make a choice. What will you choose? Will it be …

: This All Sucks! Photo by Andre Hunter on UnsplashEvery once in a while you come face to face with a brokenness that …

: Here Is What I Know Two young black men were riding home from football practice in my car. The four of us were laughing, …

: Let’s Teach Them To Be Men When I was on staff with a large college ministry we spent a lot of talking about how to help …

: I’m With You You know that time when you watch a television show and it shakes you up a bit? Sometimes works of …

: Person of Peace If the first step into the mission of God is showing up, then the second is to begin paying …

: Will I Learn? Will You? Do you like to learn? I pretend to like to learn. Learning requires me to change. It demands that I …

: Run Away! Run Away! https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7ZeEZUzRjyvWuuIg/giphy.gifEvery Wednesday I post what passage of …

: The End is NIGH! Photo by Al x on UnsplashEvery week it seems that there is a new preacher, televangelist, or …

: #MeToo Photo by Pablo Varela on UnsplashI am watching my social media feed fill with a singular hashtag, …

: Fear and Hate or Faith and Love? Photo by Bart LaRue on Unsplash“God is sovereign so we don’t need to tell anyone about Jesus.” “I’m …

: Master the Margins Photo by Estée Janssens on UnsplashWhen it comes to being on mission we often miss it because we are …

: Dan’s Eight Steps to Facebook Zen and Happiness Over the last month my Facebook habits have changed dramatically. As a result of my changes I have …

: Not Perfect There’s nothing worse as a pastor when you’re having a lousy day (or few days) and you have a “weak” …

: Jesus is Lord Photo by Edwin Andrade on UnsplashNOTE: This is the second in a series on the Evangelical …

: God Who? *NOTE: This is the first in a series on the Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s, The Essentials of our …

: Our Kids, Our Responsibility I see so much hand-wringing about the future generations. People are deeply concerned for their kids …

: What Matters Most? Outside or Inside? Sadly, many Jesus followers struggle with guilt and shame. It’s an epidemic that needs to be …

: To Be Broadly Liked A good friend of mine once said, “To follow Jesus is to be loved or hated, not to be broadly liked.” …

: You Salty? It’s funny how language changes over time. Words and phrases come to mean very different things as …

: On Integrity A few years ago I was thinking about integrity. Integrity is a concept that people talk much about …

: We Are In This Together Photo by Cristian NewmanIf you’re like me you don’t like cognitive dissonance. You try really hard …

: Just Say No! …or why we shouldn’t get in bed with the government. During his speech at the National Prayer …

: It’s Just Too Easy Photo by Jimi FilipovskiSometimes we think we live a new and unique in human history. It turns out …

: Freedom, Law, Grace, and Love Photo by Axel Antas-BergkvistThere are few words that I love more in the Scriptures than “freedom.” …

: If Only… Photo by Robert CrawfordI don’t know how many conversations I have had with folks about Jesus. Too …

: How Do We Change? Photo by Nicole MasonMy brother shared a video with me a few weeks ago. It has since disappeared off …

: For God Alone My Soul Waits …or how to subvert the empire.Photo by Tim MarshallWe so often find ourselves looking for a savior. …

: God is For Me Photo by Alessandro ViaroSome mornings as I read the Psalms one hits home and speaks to my soul. …

: Is This The Real Life? Or is it just fantasy?Photo by Okamatsu FujikawaI am noticing an unsettling trend within my tribe. …

: Take Heart! It is I! In the midst of the storm, listen.Photo by Tulen TravelWe live in a world that is broken. There is …

: Don’t Give In That time when you realize Psalm 50 is relevant.Photo by Eduard MilitaruI have been thinking and …

: Justice — It’s More Than Equity Waves of Justice by Pablo RoblesThere’s a picture that I have shared on more than occasion. It is …

: How Many Faces Do You Have? …or Are You A Two Faced Poser?Photo by Camila DamasioGrowing up in a nearly all white community in a …

: Tested, Refined, Changed Sometimes pain, affliction, or suffering has purpose.When we are going through the hard times in our …

: Without Honor Your friends and family won’t get you.I remember sitting at the table at the family cabin after my …

: In Preparation of Inauguration Day Or…get your heart and mind right for tomorrow.Tomorrow is January 20, 2017 and Donald J. Trump will …

: Make The Best Of It Don’t waste a day!Photo by Ales KrivecI remember waking up in a dorm room at Ferris State University …

: My Heart is Too Small Or…why I don’t want to be a GrinchPhoto by Tim MarshallOne of my favorite Christmas stories is “The …

: Mind and Heart The Christian life is not mind or heart but mind and heart.Photo by Sweet Ice Cream PhotographyI am …

: It’s Not Fair Nope, I don’t see any elephant ears…Photo by Filip Mroz“It’s not fair!” he whined, tears welling up …

: Go Deeper, No DEEPER! What we think we need is not always what we really need.I am learning that there are two kinds of …

: I Have So Little Faith The Night The Winds Kept Me AwakePhoto by Timothy Ah KoyLast night the winds blew. They rattled our …

: Parents Don’t Get A Raw Deal They get exactly what they want.Photo by Brandon MorganOver the last few days I have bumped into an …

: He is Sovereign. He is Good. Photo by Liane MetzlerToday I’ve been thinking about the depth, majesty, and greatness of God. I’m a …

: Blessing Isn’t Cheap Photo byFrank McKennaOn Twitter I follow a few accounts that post quotes from great coaches. They …

: We Prayed Photo by Milada VigerovaI am always surprised by the moments in the life of leading a congregation …

: This Is Jesus Photo by Dino ReichmuthThis first Sunday of Epiphany we read Hebrews 1:1–12 and come face to face …

: Love Is A Verb Photo ByNina StrehlI noticed something “new” today in a passage that I have become very familiar …

: How Are Your Feet? Photo by Christopher JollyToday is Epiphany. Epiphany is the season that leads up to Lent where the …

: Lay Your Life Down Photo BySilvestri MatteoThis morning I was reading in John 15 where Jesus is bidding his farewell to …

: Revive Us! Photo by Annie SprattIn the United States there is a phenomenon within some Christian traditions to …

: On The Move Photo By Izzy GerosaYesterday I wrote about a little phrase from Genesis 12, “He went.” As I was …

: So, He Went Photo by Atlas GreenAs the new year starts many people make resolutions. We tend to have this sense …

: What is your hope? Photo by Dominik ScytheOn January 1, 2017 what are you hoping for? As you consider this coming year …

: A Person, Not A Thing Photo By Tegan MierleIt is so much easier to label someone than to enter in with them as person. …

: The Curse Is Gone! The Curse Is GoneLast night an epic World Series ended with one of the greatest game sevens in the …

: From Shame to Honor Photo by: Joshua EarleIn John 4 there’s a story that grabs me. It’s a story of shame being turned to …

: The Truth is Personal Shortly after I got serious about trying to follow Jesus I became consumed with “the truth.” I …

: Do Justice. No Really. Photo by Ivan KarasevOver the last few weeks there is one verse that has been recurring in my …

: My Dirty and Not So Secret Secret I have a dirty secret. Honestly, it’s not that much of a secret. I am white, American, and male. …

: It’s Not That Hard. It’s Exactly That Hard. Photo By <a href=“[unsplash.com/@riccardo...](https://unsplash.com/@riccardofissore)”>Riccardo …

: Two of the most important things I’ve ever written. Happy fall Subversive Journeyers! I trust that you are well and that you’re enjoying the beauty of …

: Here is What I Know… Photo by <a href=“[unsplash.com/@reka](https://unsplash.com/@reka)”>Korney Violin</a>Two …

: Will You Forgive As You’ve Been Forgiven? Photo by <a href=“[unsplash.com/@jakemeye...](https://unsplash.com/@jakemeyer4)”>Jacob …

: “Alright, alright, but what IS the gift?” Photo by <a href=“[unsplash.com/@fableand...](https://unsplash.com/@fableandfolk)”>Annie …

: The 100! Photo by <a href=“[unsplash.com/@lucistan](https://unsplash.com/@lucistan)”>Luca …

: Is the Church called to be “Counter-Cultural”? Photo by Samantha SophiaI read many articles and books about what it means to be “the Church.” As a …

: Put on Love! For most of my professional life I have often been told that I’m not approachable. You see, when it …

: I’m Taking My Bible and Going… We live in a time when there are congregations designed to meet every desire. Do you like …

: Meek? What the? Jesus is famous for saying, “The meek shall inherit the earth.” In Colossians 3, Paul says that the …

: You Boost So Hard Over the last few months I have learned that the second greatest sin in my son’s teenage world is to …

: You’re Not Like That Nearly every time I have conversation with someone who is not a Christian about the Christian faith …

: Expectancy I have been reading the poetry of Amy Carmichael recently. There’s something about poetry that …

: Commitment. from The Subversive Journey https://danielmrose.com/2016/08/11/commitment/ via IFTTT

: Exiles, Presidents, and Voters Much like everyone else in the United States, I have been wrestling with what to do in November. …

: Dance Like Yo Daddy! How do you simultaneously love your daughter well, embarrass her and yourself? EASY! Dance in the …

: When Mom Moves Out Nearly eighteen months ago our family did something crazy. CRAZY I TELL YOU! It was crazy if you …

: To Be Kind Have you ever had a friend come up to you and quietly say, “Hey man, you have a booger hanging …

: Are You Cut Enough? One of the great joys that I have in my job is flexibility. This means that I get to drive my kids …

: Who Are You? When my brothers and I were growing up we were felt like we were held to a different standard. We …

: Light Dawns in the Darkness There are times when it seems like evil always wins. We read the news and see so much pain and …

: Peace. “At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: Glory to God in the …

: Joyful Proclamation! Have you ever had that experience where someone made a promise to you and then they came through? …

: The War on Christmas Did you know that there was a “War on Christmas”? Seriously, there’s a “War on Christmas”. It’s …

: Coming in Humility The second candle we light in Advent is the “Bethlehem Candle.” It is the reminder of how the Bread …

: If your first instinct is to use a tragedy to further your political preferences there’s a good… If your first instinct is to use a tragedy to further your political preferences there’s a good …

: Kind or Nice? Sunday night at our gathering we were spending time in Ephesians 4. During our conversation it …

: The Day Is Coming! Many people love Christmas. There’s a radio station in Detroit that has been playing Christmas tunes …

: Tension The Christian life is one of great tensions. Grace and truth. Mercy and justice. We live in the …

: Quiet in a LOUD World If you’re like me, silence is uncomfortable. Sometimes it is almost unbearable. When I studied in …

: historical-nonfiction: historical-nonfiction: Most of us are aware that sports, while supposedly an honorable contest of …

: Believe Us When We Say We’re Hurting twloha: “The stigma surrounding mental health boils down to one thing: that if pain can’t be …

: Where’s Your Heart? A good friend asked me this question the other day. It might be the most important question that we …

: In The Beginning In The Beginning… I have been thinking about this post for a few days. How do you begin a 28 day …

: What is a Human Being? doubtontap: A commenter here at the blog said that, “A human being is a poorly organized mistake …

: It’s Me, Not You I told Amy last night that I was taking a break from Facebook. I will drop links and such onto my …

: Good Leader? Bad Leader? doubtontap: The country is in the midst of a government shut down. The world is seemingly on the …

: Sunday Thought If you desire what is right, then you can have all you want. Matthew 6:33

: Who Matters? Take this little quiz (don’t cheat)… Name the five wealthiest people in the world.Name the last five …

: Faith My Eyes As we cast this vision we get many questions and many of them I can’t really answer. I have come to …

: The End Is Now As I enter into this new stage of life I am realizing that I am about to embark on something unique. …

: Movement? Huh!? I was in a great conversation with some friends the other day talking about The Antioch Movement. …

: The Antioch Movement This Sunday we shared with our community at Grace Chapel that God is calling us to follow Him to …

: A Story About Grace “Hey Dad, why do some kids at school have ashes on their foreheads?” the kids asked. “It’s a …

: A Lesson The quote below intrigues me. I think that this kind of “serial disruption” is required by churches. …

: Ethan’s Essay — MLB Breaking Barriers National Essay Contest Hi, my name is Ethan and I learned in school that Jackie Robinson lived his life by nine values and …

: Blue Like Jazz… One day in the spring of 2002 I returned home from a long day on campus. I was in the midst of my …

: A servant of the Lord simplyorthodox: A servant of the Lord is he who in body stands before men, but in mind knocks at …

: Christmas Questions… Two questions are left with me from this weekend. First, do I have room in my life for a baby in a …

: Once Upon A Time… [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rga4rp4j5TY?wmode=transparent] via youtube.com Fairy Tales …

: The Young, Restless, and Re…uh…formed… At the end of every year people write their evaluation blog posts. Kevin DeYoung has produced his …

: I Know Him! There aren’t many Christmas movies as good as Elf. It’s hilarious and it is also poignant. Like most …

: Is the Grass Greener? An Exposition of Revelation 8:6–9:21 Grace111218reduced.mp3 Listen on Posterous Here’s a link to the text: http://bible.us/Rev8.6.ESV …

: Traditions Passed On See the full gallery on Posterous Christmas is about telling stories and sharing traditions. I love …

: Shootings at Ferndale and VT — What’s wrong with the world? The picture is from the front page of the Detroit News website. Two shootings, one day, two …

: If you know a girl then you need to see this. I am a Daddy of a Princess. She is the apple of my eye. I love her desperately and want more than …

: Suffering 099… In our community at Grace Chapel we are currently studying through the Revelation of John. It’s a …

: I’m invisible. Can’t you see me? I want you to see ME! A Fringe Reflection. There are few shows that speak to the human condition as regularly and poignantly as Fox …

: The Glory of God in the Face of Christ — Revelation 6 This is a recent sermon I gave on Revelation 6. Grace_111120_reduced.mp3 Listen on Posterous

: Why? It’s crazy when you begin to self reflect. I don’t recommend it. It’s not very much fun. You begin …

: You Wanna Tip? This is an image from an article that just hit my news stream and I am sure that it will begin to …

: He’s Coming! See the full gallery on Posterous Part of the traditional hanging of the ornaments in our home …

: Leadership As Influence &#124; Catalyst contentLeadership As InfluenceBy Charles LeeLeadership is often defined as influence.In my opinion, …

: An Expedition… Over the last few days I have been interacting with folks about a great many things. Something that …

: What’s Worse? (Part 2) In our previous post we saw how Jesus engaged the world. He entered in and sought to transform the …

: The Power of Being Great Last night I realized why it is going to be very difficult for the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup. …

: What’s Worse (Part 1)? As we near the end of this discussion on engaging culture a few concluding points need to be made. …

: Observations on the Conversation There have been a few (and by a few, I mean more than you can shake a stick at) posts by people …

: Fab Five I just watched the Fab Five. I cannot even begin to express the number of emotions it brought up in …

: Garden State: Good or Bad? In our second to last post exploring how to engage with culture we will be evaluating the film …

: A UM Fan Not Happy About Jim Tressel I am a pretty big University of Michigan sports fan. I enjoy it when that school down South loses …

: Do the Lenten Twist This morning as I watched my Facebook and Twitter feeds fill up with what people were giving up for …

: The Lion King: A Wolf In my previous post I suggested a method for evaluating culture. We are going to begin with an …

: Calvinist, Baptist, Reformed…huh? If you don’t live under a rock then you know that Rob Bell is coming out with a new book. This book …

: The Questions Are… Movies, music, TV, books, are all meant for our entertainment. Or are they? I would argue that while …

: Give Me a New Law! Derek Webb sings, don’t teach me about politics and government just tell me who to vote for don’t …

: Are you…Radical? http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1 …

: Why Dad? On our way home from school I decided to break the news to Ethan. He had only one question, “Why …

: Dear Miguel Dear Miguel, I don’t know you. I have not ever met you. I have watched you play baseball every …

: Your GPS is Broken http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1 …

: Create. Creation. Creative. Creation: the act of producing or causing to exist; the act of creating; engendering. We are all …

: I “Liked” it = I “Did” it, Really? We live in a unique time in the history of the world. If you don’t believe me check out this video: …

: Culture War — The Introduction The Holy Spirit lives in those of us who have been reconciled by the life, death, and resurrection …

: The New is the Old Where have we been in this quest for understanding the cultural engagement by Christians? Well first …

: Easter, It’s More Than a Bunny As we continue to think about what it means to be culturally engaged Christians we must take a look …

: Book Review: Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Conquering any Business Challenge http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1 …

: Overlords, Overseers, and a Glimmer Last week I wrote that we have experienced an epic fail regarding our roles as ambassadors for the …

: Epic Fail In my previous post we looked at our identity as image bearers of the Creator King. We saw that …

: In the Beginning… God created… Did you catch that? God created. God made. God did. God acted. What did he create? …

: Welcome to the Jungle I am reading a great book by Dick Staub entitled, The Culturally Savvy Christian. As I have been …

: When You’re Here, You’re Family [powerpress]

: Incarnation [podcast]https://danielmrose.com/wp-content/uploads/Grace-101226-reduced.mp3[/podcast]

: Can You Feel It Coming… It seems as though there is something huge waiting to break through. I can’t put my finger on it but …

: A Baby, A Cross, and a Catharsis Don’t we all love the prayer scene from Talladega Nights? …

: I Can See Clearly Now… …the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It’s …

: Watch Your Language! Sa a se bagay ki pi enpòtan ke ou te ka janm li. Ou ka li li l ’? Si ou pa kapab alò ou pa pral …

: Destruction or Construction? I was 18 or 19, the room was jammed with more than 1,000 college students and we were enthralled by …

: Can You Understand Me? One of the most powerful feelings I have ever had was the time that I landed in Germany and realized …

: R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha sang, “Find out what respect means to me”. Respect is a simple word. It is one which causes …

: Community and Christmas What is the meaning of Christmas? That was the question that NBC’s Community asked last week in an …

: What are you thankful for? What are you thankful for? This is the question that was posed by the boys at Professional One a …

: The Paradox When you find out that most if not all of your preconceptions are misconceptions it leaves you …

: Preconceptions, Land Mines, and Explosions Any time you visit a new country there are always preconceived ideas that you have coming in. When I …

: The Greatest Love Story [podcast]https://danielmrose.com/wp-content/uploads/Grace-101031-reduced.mp3[/podcast]

: Figuring It Out… [caption id=“attachment_1246” align=“alignleft” width=“300” caption=“It’s not good if the baby goes …

: The Rest of the Story [podcast]https://danielmrose.com/wp-content/uploads/Grace-101024-reduced-64kbps.mp3[/podcast]

: Psalm 136:1–9 — Creation, Worship, Mission [podcast]https://danielmrose.com/wp-content/uploads/Grace-101017-reduced.mp3[/podcast]

: Why Weren’t They There? “You keep saying you’ve got something for me. something you call love, but confess. You’ve been …

: A Minute to Win It, or, How YouTube Changed Media A little over a week ago a group of high school students gathered at Grace Chapel, EPC in Farmington …

: To Think or Not to Think What does it mean for a Christian to think? I don’t mean the kind of thinking where one tries to …

: Activity or Experience? Rick Devos asked a simple question during his presentation at TEDxDetroit: When you plan an event …

: Detroit, May You Be a Phoenix The Phoenix is a mythical beast which lives and dies by burning itself into a heap of ashes. From …

: Mini Me… One of the greatest characters in film is Mini Me from the Austin Powers series. Now, granted for …

: Hey, hey Hockeytown! The Lions are 0–3, the Tigers are out of the playoffs, U of M is undefeated but it looks like they …

: Do You Hear What You Want To Hear? Pew Research posted a recent study looking at how people’s religion effects their understanding of …

: Wednesdays are Wright (and sometimes Thursday): Authority As I read this text, I am writing and responding. You are getting my fresh thoughts, ones which are …

: Wednesdays are Wright: Narrative, Story, History As I continue to work through The New Testament and the People of God by N.T. Wright, I was struck …

: Lead, lead, lead… Yesterday I committed myself to watching The NINES leadership conference. I set up the laptop with …

: Where do we go? My good friend Damon Reiss and I will be spending some time reading and writing together on the …

: We love Detroit. An Open Letter to Dan Shaugnessy Dear Dan, In a recent edition of the Boston Globe you had this to say about Detroit: Think about it: …

: I am Proud to Be an American… [caption id=“attachment_1048” align=“alignleft” width=“239” caption=“Hilarious!”] [/caption] …where …

: I believe in the Spirit! Well sort of. In my experience the evangelical church has a bit of an integrity problem. No, I am not talking …

: Your image or mine? “If God is not the defining center of our faith, life, and identity, then who or what is? (58)” Now …

: Is your Jebus ‘Untamed’? Last week I spent some time reading Alan and Debra Hirsch’s newest offering, Untamed. It was so …

: Unity, Liberty, and Charity I am really enjoying the ideas that are being put forth as part of the Big Tent synchroblog. I think …

: Scattered, Gathered, and Beautiful This my third post for the Big Tent Synchroblog dealing with these questions: What are your hopes …

: Big Tent or Single Issue? As I mentioned in my previous post, I am on a study leave this week and a big part of that is …

: Big Tent Christianity 1 So, I am a day late to the Big Tent Christiaity Synchroblog. Here is the theme that we will be …

: Silence is Golden [caption id=“attachment_983” align=“alignleft” width=“288” caption=“I love that saying!”] [/caption] …

: Turn. Turn. Turn. No, not that song. In Matthew 18:3 Jesus says, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will …

: Kids are annoying, sniveling, little…or Theology of Youth Pt. 1 “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” …

: Theology of Youth Whitney said, “I believe the children our future…” I think that song begins to run through the minds …

: Review: Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1 …

: Dude, that ain’t cool. Objections answered. It has been difficult to post recently as life and ministry have been very busy and margin continues …

: You did what to your baby? I remember the day well. It was a Friday night, November 2001, the night before Michigan was to play …

: Let’s go swimming, I promise. It’s been about two weeks since I last wrote. I have missed the discipline of writing and thinking …

: Communion and Faith One day not very long ago my son and I were sitting in the gymnasanctatorium at our church readying …

: When’s a meal not a meal? I am often times amazed at the fact that when the early followers of Christ came together they …

: Gluten-free: BRILLIANT! The first Sunday of every month is our community’s traditional time to celebrate the Lord’s Table. …

: Cannibal? Yes, yes, I am. The early church was accused of being cannibalistic. They were thought to be such because they …

: For Whom the Bell Tolls or Big Ben’s Travesty I am a sports guy. I love Sportscenter and follow the NFL, MLB, and NHL. I have always admired the …

: Water and Wine… Over the next handful of days I want to tease out some thoughts on the sacraments. In the Protestant …

: It’s MY RIGHT! “Just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean that it’s spiritually appropriate. If I …

: Strong, weak, what!? Our journey through freedom and the law is coming to a close, for now. I think this is the second to …

: By no means! I think that some of my favorite moments in the Bible are when the apostle Paul gets worked up. As …

: Are you gonna eat that? We had been walking for a week straight. The pace was incredible. We did not even feel like they had …

: A Deeper Reflection: Glenn Beck Revisited Tonight I heard Dr. Mark Noll say, “I think we should largely ignore talking heads on TV unless they …

: That Dirty Rotten…oh, Really!? We spent some time looking at Jesus’ discussion about fulfilling the law. Now, I want to look at …

: The Dawn Breaks: Freedom Breaking Through We have evaluated the great verse on freedom, Galatians 5:1 and now I want to go back. I want to …

: Coming Apart at the Seams: Hebrews 4:14–5:4 [podcast]https://danielmrose.com/wp-content/uploads/Grace-100328-reduced.mp3[/podcast]

: You Can’t DO THAT! YES I CAN! NO YOU CAN’T!!! Yesterday we began exploring Galatians 5:1, “For freedom Christ has set us free, stand firm …

: Frrrrreeeedom!!! (Yes, read this with a Scottish brogue) Pt. 1 Whenever I think about freedom, I think about William Wallace. Is it because I have Scottish blood …

: Where we are going now? Now that we have finished our travels through Brian McLaren’s newest book I have been pondering …

: A follow up to “A New Kind of Christianity” I saw this today and that it would be great to link these four posts for you. Emergent Village did …

: So what? or The What-Do-We-Do-Now Question This is the tenth and final post interacting with Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. Please …

: Why Don’t You Eat Cows? or The Pluralism Question This is the ninth post interacting with Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. Please remember …

: Where’s that Magic Eight Ball? or The Future Question This is the eighth post interacting with Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. Please remember …

: It’s All About Sex Baby! or The Sex Question This is the seventh post interacting with Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. Please …

: You get up on Sunday and do what!? or the Church Question This is the sixth post interacting with Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. Please remember …

: Extra, Extra, Good News!!! or the Gospel Question This is the fifth post interacting with Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. Please remember …

: Who’s the long haired freak? or The Jesus Question This is the fourth post interacting with Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. Please remember …

: Who’s the Big Guy Upstairs? or The God Question This is the third post interacting with Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. Please remember …

: Baseball. Redemption, and a Hospital Room (re-post from May 29,2009) Today I have a little procedure to deal with some scar tissue in my esophagus. It is no big deal. …

: Who’s the Boss? or The Authority Question [caption id=“attachment_771” align=“alignleft” width=“300” caption=“Well that’s not quite how it …

: What’s the Story Jack? or The Narrative Question This is the first of ten posts on Brian McLaren’s, “A New Kind of Christianity”. As we begin this …

: Leave your church? Yeah, he really said it. OK, so before I get into A New Kind of Christianity, I had to write about this. Yesterday I ran …

: A New Kind of Christianity I have been reading Brian McLaren’s newest book, A New Kind of Christianity. It has totally engaged …

: YOUR preacher is DEAD. Holograph (left), Tony Morgan (right) Is the title a little extreme? Probably. But, that’s the …

: The Most Demonic Movie EVER! Really? When I opened up my RSS reader yesterday and saw Out of Ur’s article on Pastor Mark Driscoll’s …

: The Law of Stickiness Have you ever felt as though what you say does not matter? I have this experience often. Many nights …

: Law of the Few I have recently finished reading Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. I was very impressed with the …

: Pressure Points There are few things in life that frustrate me more than watching other parents do things that …

: The Millenial Milieu Mops More Meaning [caption id=“attachment_683” align=“alignleft” width=“300” caption=“A Case Study in Missing the …

: Magic 150 I am currently reading Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. It’s a fascinating read. One of the …

: I gots it…I gots it… http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1 …

: Coming Apart at the Seams: Hebrews 1:5–2:4 A sermon on Hebrews 1:5–2:4 …

: Coming Apart at the Seams — Hebrews 1:1–4 A sermon on Hebrews 1:1–4 …

: Shall I…think? One of the things that I have been struck with over the past few months is that many people are …

: The Spirit vs The Letter I have had a few conversations over the last couple of days about rule following. What does it mean …

: The Quest to Be Unconventional I like to think. I like to think new things and seek to develop original ideas. I also enjoy reading …

: Give it away, Give it away, Give it away now! I love the moment when an idea flashes in my mind and I grab hold of it and it turns into something …

: To Age or Not to Age Time/CNN recently published an article about scientists who are trying to figure out the “peter pan” …

: I am good enough, smart enough, and…oh, never mind! Do you want to know what I really hate? I really hate coming to the realization that I do not know …

: Kicking Butt for Jesus or “I Smacked the Other Cheek” or “I am Going to Beat the Hell (literally) Out Of You” The New York Times published an article recently about the rise of Mixed Martial Arts being used as …

: State of the State Over the last two weeks we have witnessed both the federal State of the Union, Michigan’s State of …

: Leadership 2.0 — I Need an Upgrade! Michael Hyatt the CEO of Thomas Nelson recently published a blog on what he calls “Leadership 2.0” …

: Why Lost There are few TV shows that capture the imagination. There are many that are entertaining. There are …

: Busy is the New Lazy! What do you think of when you consider laziness? My guess is you almost immediately think about some …

: The Manipulation Postulate Loneliness, according to Dan Allender in Leading With a Limp, is one of the things that any leader …

: CBS to Air Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad I really enjoy the Super Bowl. I really enjoy Sports Talk Radio. I really like it when two opposing …

: Equipping People in their Faith Journey My latest sermon: …

: Ethan’s Wish… At the turn of the New Year we all make resolutions. When Ethan, my eight year old son went to …

: I’m a Jerk. Jerk: a contemptibly naive, fatuous, foolish, or inconsequential person. I am one. How do I know? I …

: Book Review: Counterfeit Gods http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=FFFFFF&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1 …

: Complex Rigidity I like to think of myself as a person who has great intellectual flexibility. Often times I am very …

: What is Community? Community. It’s a buzz-word. It’s a television sit-com. It’s a longing in our hearts. But what is …

: Daddy… Dedicated to Jay and Vince, both of whom are now Daddys. When I would look at men who had little …

: “Pastor” Pat… The scene is Haiti is horrific. The cries for help. The reality of people being buried alive. The …

: The Cost of Vision I am learning that you must be careful about what you ask for, you just might get it. That’s right, …

: Potential, Passion, Power Youth Specialties just dropped a post over on their blog about Passion 2010. The heart of the post …

: Crisis, Cowardice, Courage In Allender’s matrix the first challenge is that of crisis. What do you do when the world comes …

: The Kingdom Part 2 My latest sermon: [podcast]https://danielmrose.com/wp-content/uploads/100103-Reduced.mp3[/podcast]

: The Kingdom Part 1 My latest sermon: [podcast]https://danielmrose.com/wp-content/uploads/Grace-091227.mp3[/podcast]

: Just DO IT or Holiness The Backyard Missionary posted recently on some thoughts about holiness by Alan Hirsch. It was …

: One. Mono. Uno. There is a saying, “One is the loneliest number.” For many years I thought one was not all that …

: You Took Me Seriously? It turns out that people are actually taking this stuff I write seriously! It also turns out that …

: Matrix of Brokenness As I said yesterday I am going to work through and begin to try and identify the weaknesses that I …

: You’re in the Battle of Your Life Dan Allender says, “So here’s the hard truth: if you’re a leader, you’re in the battle of your …

: Religion is Good at Guilt On January 1 Charlie Rose had a montage of his best interviews. Well, we usually put Charlie on in …

: Stop the Snark I have recently noticed that people who are supposed to be academics, people who are supposed to be …

: Review: Equipped for Adventure Equipped for Adventure: A Practical Guide to Short-Term Mission Trips by Scott Kirby was published …

: Review: Spiritual Leadership in the Global City Spiritual Leadership in the Global City was written by Mac Pier and published in 2008 by New Hope …

: Review: Eyes Wide Open Eyes Wide Open by William D. Romanowski Brazos Press, 2001. Group Discussion Questions Eyes Wide …

: Review: Compelled By Love Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living was written by Ed Stetzer and Phillip …

: Review: Trolls and Truth So, I have this awesome opportunity to read and review books from New Hope Publishers. It’s a great …

: Discipleship…who knew. So it turns that some of the greatest thinkers in the Christian world are coming to the conclusion …

: Review: Activate Doug Walker passed along a book for me to check out and I thought that is was pretty helpful. So, I …

: The Younger Unchurched… There are so many thoughts running around in regards to the emerging generations. These generations …

: Review: Prodigal God On my vacation I am reading! It’s great! I just finished The Prodigal God by Tim Keller and am going …

: Whatever… The sermon from July 19 was lost. So, I am putting up a manuscripted version of it for those that …

: Love and marriage, love and marriage, USED to go together… If you are wondering about the effects of the much ballyhooed “Sexual Revolution” of the 1960s then …

: Urban Exile: Gran Torino I read this article this morning because I am always interested to see what people have to say about …

: Connector Churches I read this today and thought that the nine traits listed in Ed’s book are really insightful. What …

: Baseball, Redemption, and a Hospital Room A week ago yesterday my bride received a phone call. It was one of those calls that you dread. Her …

: Scot McKnight on Spiritual Eroticism Scot McKnight: Spiritual Eroticism | Out of Ur | Conversations for Ministry Leaders. Above is a link …

: A Response to the Election in the Words of a Teaching Elder Below is a letter that was sent to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church by Pastor Rufus Smith of City …

: The Blue Parakeet — A Review First, Dr. McKnight and Zondervan thank you for the advance copy. – The Blue Parakeet is a text that …

: Where Are You From? The Hansen Report: Where Are You From? | Out of Ur | Conversations for Ministry Leaders. This …

: In honor of two weeks of political rhetoric… Thanks Derek… A Savior on Capitol Hill | [derekwebb.net] I’m so tired of these mortal men with their …

: UnLearning Church This book looks like one I want to get a hold of. The excerpt is pretty good stuff. I wonder, what …

: Blue Parakeet… The next grand installment is coming to Church Remix. Zondervan was offering about 100 free copies …

: Here’s a competing vision on Communion… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/g1S21LFw-O8&hl=en&fs=1] [where: 48188]

: Communion…now this is good… My son and I were worshipping together on Sunday and being the first Sunday of the month we partook …

: We built it, but they don’t come, what’s up with that? I read this article tonight and it blew my mind. I think it’s precise, well said, and poignant.

: Baptism 2 — It’s importance now… Today’s culture is adrfit. There is no longer an oppressive meta-narrative keeping everyone in …

: Baptism 1 I am on vacation in beautiful North Myrtle Beach, SC. Today is the last day. We leave tonight for …

: Why are people so mean? So, I was reading some blogs recently, alot of them, about the missional church. I have been …

: Communion 2… My friend Tim challenged me to go deeper with this. So, I have been thinking about it for the last …

: Communion…I think it’s a big deal… As I begin to write this I am feeling a bit like I am walking on sacred ground. In the Protestant …

: Some of what I am reading… As I was catching up with my blog reading today in my quiet home, I thought, “It would be cool to …

: Phase two… So, I have been writing a bit about the big picture of what missional is and exploring some things …

: Who leads this whole thing? The one questiont that I have been wrestling with in conversation with a friend and as a result of …

: Stepping out… So, I have begun thinking about “programming” in the church. It’s something that I have been …

: &gt;Living on a Need to Know basis >submitted by Robin Schmidt It is the information age. We can find out pretty much anything …

: Applying the paradigm…maybe? Here is something I put together about applying the missional concept to the role of “Youth Pastor”. …

: The Forgotten Ways, Part 8 It’s hard to imagine a few weeks ago when I sat down with my friend Doug at the Bean and he …

: The Forgotten Ways, Part 7 As I sit here at home I have just finished the book! So we are on the home stretch with only a …

: The Forgotten Ways, Part 6 If the church is going to become this embodiment of Jesus in a communal way then there is a …

: The Forgotten Ways, Part 5 Part five is upon us! The Missional Incarnational Impulse. What the heck does that mean? This is …

: The Forgotten Ways, Part 4 The Heart of It All — Jesus is Lord. So, now what? The first main principle that Hirsch lays out is …

: The Forgotten Ways, Part 3 Hirsch gets going into the “heart of it all” in chapter 3. This chapter lays out the necessity for …

: The Forgotten Ways, Part 2 As it turns out chapter 2 is all about the role of Christendom and institutional Christianity. Who …

: The Forgotten Ways, Part 1a So, I realized that there was one other thing running through my mind from the introduction and …

: The Forgotten Ways, Part 1 I have a direction for this blog which is exciting. This summer I am interning at my local church. …

: Why do this? There is a strange phenomenon that has taken place in the world today. Not very long ago there were …