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My husband and I will celebrate our anniversary soon. Honestly, we’ve gotten along remarkably well, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have things to work on.  Over the course of our 19 years, near miraculously, I have learned how to tell him my concerns without crying. But you know what? I still need to work on being clear about my requests. Thankfully, he covers my flaws by having (sort of) learned to read my mind. This ridiculous exchange clearly demonstrates... Read More
Why I stopped playing video games
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Hi, my name is Mike, and it has been eight years since I last purchased a video game. If that reminds you of something you’d hear at a recovery meeting, that’s exactly what I meant by it. Because I am in recovery from my daily habit of video gaming. I grew up in the classic age of games. From Frogger on my brother’s Atari to Tecmo Bowl on our first Nintendo, from GoldenEye on the N64 to Oblivion on the... Read More
Boast in your failures
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Have you failed miserably at something lately? You know, like marriage, your job, life? A few months ago my pastor stopped me in the parking lot at church to tell me my youngest child was still in the building. When I got to the craft room and hurried the child out, saying, “I almost left you here!” the child responded: “Wouldn’t be the first time.” The pastor added, “Or the second.” I’ve tried to be a good mom.  I read... Read More
The perfect church
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John Crist is one of my favorite Christian comedians. I love his bit called “Church Hunters.” He riffs off the show House Hunters, exposing how Christians often church shop.  In this parody, a couple goes from church to church asking selfish, superficial questions about the ministry. They want to know: “Is the church casual, but not too casual.” “Is the pastor funny, but not too funny?” “Is the music contemporary, but not too contemporary?” The video wouldn’t be so funny... Read More