We have two teenagers in our house. As they have gotten older, I have noticed that when I drive, my kids are watching. I can feel their eyes from the back seat or the passenger seat, peering over at what I am doing. From my speed, to if I make a complete stop, to how […]
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I’ll give you a tip before you head out to your next wedding reception… The last couple years, Heather and I have attended and/or been a part of some weddings. And maybe this idea is not a new one, but it was new to us. The DJ, in order to try and get people to […]
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Where have you been? We’ve missed you on Sunday mornings in the Crosspoint Living Room! Are you ok? Hebrews 10:24-25 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day […]
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We’re in the process of repainting our kitchen right now. Everything from the cabinets, to the walls, to the furniture. (It is looking pretty sweet by the way, and I am grateful that my wife has some God-given creativity and the skills and talent to pull it off.) Because of the extent of the project, […]
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As Christ followers, we are following and learning from the One who came not to be served, but to serve (Matthew 20:28). Heather and I have been married for over 18 years now, and I still have moments where I don’t want to reflect that kind of attitude to my wife, who truly is my […]
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Heather and I were in a local store the other day, and as we were making our way down this one particular aisle, a small child was walking happily along, but with his head turned to the side. He was on a crash course with me. Whether you’re a parent or not, you’ve seen this […]
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Heather and I love to watch our kids compete in their various sports. It truly is a joy. Today was no different. In the fall, our son, Eli, runs cross country for Eureka Middle School, and so this morning we got the opportunity to watch him and the other Hornets run in a big cross […]
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REM said it this way… ‘Everybody hurts…sometimes.’ There is truth to that line, not because REM sang it, but because it reflects a Biblical truth. That in this life, one theme is suffering and struggle. Now, this blog post is already getting you excited, huh?! 🙂 But the reality of life is that it is […]
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Our family went on a camping vacation to northern Michigan in July. It was a great getaway for our family. Lots of memories were made and lots of family bonding took place. On the way home, we took a break from camping and stayed the night in a hotel for the evening. After 7 nights […]
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When the vision of Crosspoint began, there were 8 adults who gathered in a small group. When Sunday mornings began in 2003, we had 75 people coming on a Sunday. By God’s grace, we’ve grown over the years. In a growing church, there are lies that we can be tempted to believe. I think these […]
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