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30 October 2015 ~ 2 Comments

3 Reasons For A Movie In A Cemetery

For the past 4 years or so our missional faith community, Missio Dei, has periodically gone out to clean up and beautify at Evergreen Cemetery (at Harvey West park).  It is owned by the Museum of Art & History, with the earliest headstone they’ve found going back to 1850. The city and the museum had […]

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04 July 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Creating Space To Connect

About a month ago we finished working through a book a called Space For God. By “we” I refer to our faith family, Missio Dei Community. We talked about creating space to hear from God and converse with him. We tried some new prayer practices and created our own plans as to how we were […]

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22 April 2015 ~ 2 Comments

The Value of Retreat

“Just make space. Attend to what is around you. Learn that you don’t have to DO to BE.” -Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship This year Rachel bought some workout videos called Metabolic Aftershock. It’s around 20 minutes of intense workout 3 times a week that is designed to speed up your […]

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20 April 2015 ~ 1 Comment

6 Things I’m Not…

We will never experience life in loving union with God as long as the roots of our identity, meaning and purpose are grounded in something other than God. -M. Robert Mulholland, Jr., The Deeper Journey, p. 112 I heard this quote not long ago and it stuck with me. It got me thinking about all […]

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22 July 2014 ~ 4 Comments

Kenya: The Backstory

Recently, you’ve probably caught Facebook posts about being in Kenya, that last blog post, or even more likely, stuff about our missions trip to Uganda. So how did we end up here? Let me tell ya… As most of you know, my mom passed away 4 years ago.  Obviously, it was a rough season. With […]

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18 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Micah’s Lego Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics: a big fancy schmancy word to say “how we interpret the Bible.” You see my kids got this Lego Brick Bible for Christmas. It’s actually kind of cool and designed for adults as a fresh perspective on scripture.  Some of it’s good, some not as much, but I haven’t looked at it enough to […]

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18 December 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Death By Living

Lay your life down. Your heartbeats cannot be hoarded. Your reservoir of breaths is draining away. You have hands, blister them while you can. You have bones, make them strain— they can carry nothing in the grave. You have lungs, let them spill with laughter. With an average life expectancy of 78.2 years in the […]

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03 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Baptisms In Coronado

Believe it or not, I just saw Nacho Libre for the first time las week. But I digress… I was 22 when I was baptised at Knott Avenue Christian Church. I had been baptised as an infant in a Catholic church. So when I got a card saying congrats, my mom informed me it was […]

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22 August 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Living Room Worship

A couple times this summer Missio Dei Community has gotten together at my place for a time of music, prayer, and creativity.  We called it “Dwell,” a time for us to sit with God.  A time to pray together and ask for guidance as we head into the Fall as Missio Dei Community. Worship through […]

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14 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Safety. Security. Comfort. Convenience.

A few days ago I posted this video from Alan Hirsch on Facebook. His and Frost’s book The Shaping of Things to Come has had a big influence on my and my dreams for the Church and my ideas for a local faith community. If you didn’t get to see it, it’s well worth the […]

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