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Developing a Farm System

The Chicago Cubs are 2-0 to start the season and after last season, the expectations are sky-high on the north side.  When first hired by the team as the president of baseball operations, Theo Epstein did a complete overhaul of … Continue reading

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Receptivity

I was reading through Luke when I saw the story about the Samaritan village who did not welcome Jesus because he was headed for Jerusalem (Luke 9).  James and John, the sons of Thunder, asked Jesus if they could call … Continue reading

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Working the Process

Five weeks ago, we welcomed our first granddaughter into our family. She has now put on almost two pounds and her doctor says that she is progressing nicely. Thinking about how children grow, caused me to begin thinking about the … Continue reading

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Voodoo Days in Planting

I spent time on vacation recently in western Illinois. While there, I helped my brother in law (who is a farmer) load his corn planter prior to planting one of his fields. Later in the day, as we talked about … Continue reading

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The Road Ahead

Before traveling to a meeting in a new location, I often look at Mapquest to find the best route toward my destination.  I also have a mapping program on my cell phone and a detailed map of Chicagoland in my … Continue reading

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Feeling the Weight: Church Planters

Everyone starting a new church understands the “weight” present in each planting scenario.  The weight begins to drop on the planter and family with the move to a new location, it increases with the need of quickly developing a launch … Continue reading

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A Good Reminder

I attended the Intern Fair at Lincoln Christian University with Mark Willis today.  Traveling to Lincoln, we talked about Ignite and the Underground Network of house churches that Mark has facilitated in the city of Chicago.  We celebrated some of … Continue reading

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