Daniel Rose

Freshly Tapped Thoughts

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Do you ever wonder about God’s promises? You know, the ones that seem to be huge and wide sweeping. The ones that seem to go on forever.

Yet, never really seem to happen.

I do.

Often.

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How is your soul?

Is it filled with anxiety? Is it filled with stress? Is it scattered? Is it weary? Is it joyous? Is it happy? Is it content?

How is your soul?

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LoveWell Podcast

Dan explores the significance of the Lord's Supper in being the church on mission as he riffs on ideas from David Fitch's text, Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape The Church For Mission.

Continue the conversation with Dan on twitter: @danielmrose or on Telegram t.me/danielmrose

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It was late fall and the leaves were almost completely off the trees but hadn't been raked. At the end of our street was a 90 degree turn because we lived on a horseshoe. One morning, shortly after receiving my driver's license, I was fiddling with music in my car and wasn't paying attention. As I looked up the turn was coming at me. I slammed on the brakes and slid into a bank of mailboxes. Thinking nobody saw me, I continued on to school.

Later that day, I was home watching TV when the phone rang and my mom answered it. Something in me knew I was done for.

“Dan, were you involved in a hit and run today?” my mom asked.

“Me? No I didn't hit anyone. Come on.” I replied.

“Well that was the police and they said someone reported that you hit the mailboxes at the end of the street this morning and fled the scene.”

“Oh. Yeah. That was me.”

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“Why do bad things happen to good people?”

That's a question that is on the tip of many tongues. Too often too many people feel as though they are experiencing injustices.

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LoveWell Podcast

We get going proper into our discussion of “Faithful Presence – Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission” by David Fitch. Dan gives a general overview of where we are headed over the next few weeks. We hope you will join us in the conversation!

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There is a great picture floating around on social media. It's a photo of two kids on a medal platform. The kid in first place has a sour look on his face. The kid in third place is rejoicing! The caption typically reads something like this, “Happiness is all about your perspective.”

I dig that sentiment.

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Are you a parent? I am and I struggle daily with being a parent. It's really hard and scary work. Parenting is not for the faint of heart.

In America we organize everything around our kids. Over the last few years there have been helicopter parents and now lawn mower parents (I'll let you hit the Duck Duck Go Machine if you don't know what those are).

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A conversation...

“I could never be a pastor. I don't know how you do it.”

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“You have to walk through all the terrible stuff in people's lives. You're face to face with all the bad stuff all the time. I guess, I don't understand how a pastor could ever stay a Christian. It seems like it would be really hard to keep the faith when you see all the times that God doesn't do what you want.”

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Where do you find your roots? Is your identity rooted somewhere? How do you know who you are?

As we walk through this life I think that this might be one of the most important questions that we face. The world comes at us pretty fast and more times than not the knowledge of who we are helps us to know what to do.

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