There is always a way.
Musharaf “Mushy” Asghar has a massive stutter.
New headmaster Mr Mitchell from Thornhill Academy in England saw The Kings Speech and had an idea for Mushy.
I saw this on my facebook feed 4 times until I finally clicked play.
Boy am I glad I did.
Mushy found his voice.
You can too…
is filmed at Thornhill Community Academy near Dewsbury, and captures every detail of life in the school following the work of headteacher Read more.
The Church Is Dying!!!!!
No it’s not.
And no it wont.
Our sermon series are not saving the church.
Our kids programs are not saving the church.
Our slick logos are not saving the church.
Our youth programs are not saving the church.
Our killer conferences are not saving the church.
Our new Nikon or Canon lenses are not saving the church.
Our worship songs are not saving the church.
Our scary stats about millennials leaving the church are not Read more.
Yesterday morning I was having coffee at The Perch.
There was a table next to me.
I saw this elderly woman make eye contact with the table, and begin her journey to claim it.
About 2 second before claiming the table, this loud, obnoxious, business man having a very loud conversation with his bluetooth swooped in for the steal.
Without even blinking he plopped his bag down and said…”Sorry lady. Too slow.”
She dropped her head and started walking away.
I looked at this Read more.
It’s me. Or you. Whatever. We did it. And holy crap. We barely did it.
What the? How did we end up here?
I don’t know. But we did.
You are 39 and 364 days. In other words… Tomorrow you turn 40.
So on this last day of your 30′s I wanna remind you of a few things you’ve figured out the first 39 years of life.
1. Stop chasing your dream. By the Read more.
There are a few certainties in life.
The only one we can really control is how hard we love right now.
Everything else will soon fade away.
Just a simple post to remind myself to call my dad today and tell him I love him.
Go ahead and show some love today.
Tomorrow may not come…
I get it.
Listen. When my girls were in the Barbie phase…
[Tears for having to say "WHEN"]
Everything was fine and dandy until their friends started getting into BRATZ.
Those dolls may as well come with a street corner.
We would always move our kids back to the Barbie section of the doll isle.
And everything was fine.
But apparently Barbies are a bit too slutty and now we have God’s Girlz!!!
I’ve grown up in the church where the main focus/budget has been the weekend experience.
I think for a while, in the late 90′s and early 2000′s this was a HUGE reason that the church was growing.
It was necessary in that decade and for that generation.
But the kids who went to the big kids productions have now grown into young adults.
They aren’t easily impressed with the glitz and glam of moving lights and amazing cover songs because in this day and Read more.
There is a curse that my generation has been handed.
And it’s more than likely staring at you right now.
Like literally. Staring at you non stop.
You feel like you control it.
But it actually controls you.
It’s that eye at the top of your laptop screen.
It’s that self facing lens on your iPhone or Android.
You see for most of the life of a camera, the only glass that would face you was the Read more.
[Or I have a headache in this pic...]
I wonder how many people, if we actually asked them, keep coming back to our churches because of our stellar Sunday productions.
I wonder if we ask the right people.
I wonder if we stopped, for a while, if people would keep coming.
I wonder if we turned off the lights and pulled the band if more people would come Read more.