Category "Video"

Confusing Anger With Kindness

I read this poem by Rupi Kaur that spoke to me as a man, a father of a daughter, and a pastor.

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to fathers with daughters

every time you

tell your daughter

you yell at her

out of love

you teach her to confuse

anger with kindness

which seems like a good idea

till she grows up to

trust men who hurt her

cause they look so much

like you

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I am thankful for this poem.

It reminds me that… Read More

Learning From A Brewhouse

This video shows the focus, determination, attention to detail, and clear view of what is wanted as well as what isn’t for the brewery, restaurant, and bar known as Magnolia Dogwatch.

I find the process to be inspiring and the end result is absolutely jaw-dropping. It makes me wonder: what if the church had this kind of commitment to detail, clarity of vision, and creative energy put into the building of the local church?

I think we have a lot to learn from… Read More

Do You Have A Donnie?

Tony Anderson is a successful composer who is welcoming an extra push outside of himself from an unlikely friend: Donnie. This video with Tony teaches us to embrace interruptions and trash our stuffy/competitive/deadline driven perspectives. I hope his story helps you love the people around you a little more freely… Read More

Opal’s Warning

Opal Covey is the cuckoo lady (and self-proclaimed prophetess) who believes God chose her to be the mayor of Toledo. Her campaign slogans? “Remove the curse” and “Opal Covey for mayor – a miracle worker.” She’s run for office 5 times now – and the election results are in for her most recent attempt…

She came in dead last with 1% of the vote.

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Prior to the election, she was interviewed by the local news station. During the interview, she claimed that she actually won a previous election, but votes were stolen from her. Then she gave a warning:

“Great destruction will come upon… (speaking in tongues for quite a while) …Thank you, Jesus. That was a confirmation. If people don’t give me… Read More

Shouting About Beautiful Art

Sundays are for sharing and shouting – that’s the point of these shout-outs – I want to share what I found to be particularly fascinating, beautiful, and shout-worthy online this past week…

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1. This Song: Empty Me Out by Liz Vice.

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2. This post: The Sanitized Stories We Tell by Sarah Bessey. Here’s my favorite line(s): “I feel like we give out gold stars to people who get over things quickly. And like any former evangelical over-achiever I wanted my gold star.

We want people to heal on a timeline. Yes, yes, that’s terrible but aren’t you over it yet?

It makes me wonder how… Read More