Month: December 2009

Celebrating Advent with Snow Hill

How are you celebrating the Season of Advent? We are offering some daily Advent reflections (Mon-Friday) at I would also suggest you consider subscribing to an Advent blog – Go to Bethlehem and See -  created by Michael Spencer a few years ago. In the past I … Continue reading

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Upside Down Tree – Right Side Up Celebration

“How do I subvert the message my children receive during Christmas?”

Shawn and I were chatting yesterday morning. For some time he found it helpful to only set out an Advent Wreath to subvert the consumer driven nature of the Christmas Season. Now with four children at home and … Continue reading

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Friday Photo

Here are a few photos from our trip to Eureka Springs last month. The “Triumph” sits along the highway heading back toward Rogers. We have stopped at this place both times we have traveled this road and always find another photo op or angle of something we captured the … Continue reading

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(Not) Sponsors – The Upstream Collective

Would you like to go to Barcelona? Ed Stetzer offered a group of pastors the opportunity to join him on a “vision” trip to Western Europe. I had just finished an online course with David Fitch, “Readings in Postmodern Philosophy and Theology.” During our conversation at the end … Continue reading

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Startlingly Second – Thoughts from the Edge

We have a love affair with first. Our beloved Sooner football team will not be first in much of anything this season. Despite good reason many fans live and die by the play of a bunch of 18-22 year olds. Tells you something about life and our emotional investments. … Continue reading

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