68 Hours in Pittsburgh

Patrick and I went to Pittsburgh and not just because it is home to “The World’s Favorite Ketchup,” although that was a nice bonus. We attended the lovely wedding of these two radiant brides. We had a smooth flight to Pittsburgh and I wrote a few tweets about our experience. Everyone's butt is at nose […]

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No Grad Left Behind

Streamers and banners are down, and balloons have given up their last hits of helium. The auditorium is empty, and pomp and circumstance have been packed away until next year. Graduation is officially over. High school speeches have served up standard clichés: “As we go forth” “Let us look forward but also let us look back” ”Success is […]

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8 Ways Churches Can Attract Young Families

  There is a lot of concern today in most religious denominations about shrinking membership, with the age demographic of congregations on the plus side of 50. How can we attract young families?  Is it possible we are missing the “fishers of people” boat by overlooking some obvious answers? I have some ideas that just might […]

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Is It Really Messy If You (Mostly) Can’t See It?

Patrick and I met at the YWCA gym working out.  In retrospect I’m sure he was stacking his used weights in a neat, organized pile, and probably mine were slightly askew. We didn’t notice that of course, since we were falling in love. Our house is really neat and clean, and I really wouldn’t be embarrassed if […]

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