Friday Finds 8.10.18

Friday Finds 8.10.18

Summertime is a great time to get caught up on some reading.  I’ve found some encouraging blog posts to read.  I think you’ll be encouraged by them too.  Here is this week’s Friday Finds.  Enjoy.

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Friday Finds 7.6.18

Friday Finds 7.6.18

I hope you had a good time celebrating the 4th of July with your family and friends this week.  I’m truly grateful for the freedoms we have in our country.

Here is the latest Friday Finds.  Enjoy.

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Friday Finds 6.29.18

Friday Finds 6.29.18

It’s hard to believe next week is the Fourth of July.  It marks the halfway point for Rose City Summer Camps here at The Mentoring Alliance.  The weeks seem to be flying by.   Enjoy this week’s Friday Finds.

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Friday Finds 6-22-18

Friday Finds 6-22-18

Summer is here!  The temperatures have warmed up.  The lakes and pools are busy.  Whatever this summer brings for you and your family, I hope a little rest and relaxation comes your way.

Here are this week’s Friday Finds.  I hope you will find something that encourages you, inspires you, or challenges you.  Enjoy.

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Friday Finds 6-15-18

Friday Finds 6-15-18

It’s been a while since you’ve had a Friday Finds.  I’ve taken some time off from posting these, but I’m ready to start again.  Here are five interesting articles I’ve read recently.  I hope you enjoy them.

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Friday Finds 8-25-17

Friday Finds 8-25-17

Thirty-seven years ago I remember standing out in the street doing exactly what I was told NOT to do: stare directly into the sun during the eclipse. This past week reminded me of the simple reality that some things never change.

I hope your week was effective, productive, but most importantly, receptive…to everything God desires to be doing in and through you.

Here are a few articles I found interesting this week.

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Friday Finds 8/17/2017

Friday Finds 8/17/2017

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted my Friday Finds. But alas, here it is, the latest, greatest list of articles or videos I’ve seen online that I thought were worth sharing. I call them Friday Finds. read more…

Friday Finds 3-31-17

Friday Finds 3-31-17

I have been out of touch for a couple of weeks. Amidst work and life demands, I haven’t had a lot of time to catch up on articles. When I finally had time to catch up, my Friday Finds filled quickly. Enjoy.

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Friday Finds 3-10-17

Friday Finds 3-10-17

My kids are off for spring break next week. We aren’t traveling this year and I am looking forward to a restful week playing outside, firing up the grill and spending time with my family. What are your spring break plans?

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Friday Finds 3-3-17

Friday Finds 3-3-17

I thoroughly enjoyed the 50th celebration of Pine Cove last Friday night. I am honored that I was able to spend so many years on staff with such a great ministry. I am grateful for all they are doing to impact God’s kingdom.

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Friday Finds 2-24-17

Friday Finds 2-24-17

It has been a busy time around our house. Steph and I are traveling to Austin this weekend, I am preaching at Grace Covenant Church on Sunday morning. I am preaching from 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, I always love getting the chance to speak to church congregations about the ministry of reconciliation. Here are a few articles that I found interesting. I call them my Friday Finds. Enjoy.

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Friday Finds 2-10-17

Friday Finds 2-10-17

I really enjoyed my time in California this past week. One of the highlights was sharing with some of the staff of this investment company that supports our ministry. They left encouraged that the work they do is helping kids and families receive both tangible help and eternal hope. read more…

Friday Finds 2-3-17

Friday Finds 2-3-17

Steph and I have been in California all week visiting some of our West Coast donors from the ministry I lead, The Mentoring Alliance. It was a great week connecting with them and spending some time with my beautiful wife. Here’s a picture off the back porch of one of my friends…

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Friday Finds 1-27-17

Friday Finds 1-27-17

Colds, pneumonia and sinus infections wreaked havoc on our home last weekend. My family spent most of the weekend inside drinking hot tea and loading up on vitamin C, and of course, catching up on all the great articles hitting the internet.

Here’s a few articles that I found interesting. I call them my Friday Finds. Enjoy.

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Friday Finds 1-20-17

Friday Finds 1-20-17

On Monday we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. I came across a blog post I wrote a few years ago, and I was convicted again by Dr. King’s words in his Letter from Birmingham Jail.

“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”

Whether you are black or white, if you are a follower of Christ, I hope you take some time to reflect on the words of Dr. King and pray about how you can do something in your own neighborhood.

Here’s a few articles that I’ve found interesting lately. I call them my Friday Finds. Enjoy.

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Are Family Mission Statements All That Valuable?

Are Family Mission Statements All That Valuable?

The concept is intimidating. I mean, who really has the time to craft a thoroughly vetted, perfectly worded, and beautifully displayed family mission statement in their home? Is it just for decoration, or is there some intrinsic value in having one?

It’s one of those things we’ve considered creating for years, but the desire for perfection stopped us. One glance at Pinterest and you’ll see perfect families, with perfect mission statements all apparently constantly living up to every last word in them, all day every day…

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Friday Finds 1-6-17

Friday Finds 1-6-17

It’s January and the skies are gray and the temperatures are cold. However, January brings a season for fresh starts and new beginnings. I wrote this blog post a few years ago, and it still rings true today.

My family just got back from our annual vacation where we do some small town skiing. My daughter and I freezing together on the chair lift:

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Here’s a few articles that I’ve found interesting lately. I call them my Friday Finds. Enjoy

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