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27 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Foursquare Connection 2014

Right after our church gathering on Sunday, I left for our annual Foursquare Connection in Dallas, TX. The event happens Monday – Thursday, so as I’m writing this on Tuesday night, we’re halfway through. Foursquare Connection is the annual gathering of our Foursquare pastors. It’s kind of like a big family reunion. We gather for […]

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23 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Why Is the Sun Up in the Middle of the Night?

I’m in Chicago on a couple hour layover. It’s 4:10 am according to my body, but Chicago believes it’s 6:10 am. I left LAX at about 10:45 pm. All this makes for a short night, but I’m sure my body will painfully remind me of that in short order once I arrive in Christiansburg, Virginia. […]

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27 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

End of Parent Weekend

Well, the final day of Parent Weekend at Heritage went very well. We picked Jonathan up Sunday at 9:00 am and then went straight to a session with our therapist. We reviewed the events of the weekend, sharing a number of details with him about how well Jonathan did on the off-campus visits. When grabbed […]

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24 September 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Another Great Day & Some Spontaneity

It’s late Saturday night. It’s been a very long, but fulfilling day. Our time with Jonathan could not have gone any better really. That’s with all things factored in, given truth AND grace, both of which are so vital to the life of any given relationship. We recognize clearly that this environment, even when we’re […]

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23 September 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Trepidation Terminated

We arrived in Utah Thursday a little after 4:00 pm Mountain time. We had originally planned to drive right to Heritage for a therapy appointment, thinking we were landing at 3:00 and could be there at 4:00. However, I misinterpreted the itinerary and didn’t include the 1 hour time change. Thus, it was too late […]

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02 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Foursquare Connection, Day 4

This was the final day of our annual Foursquare Connection. A good one as well. Started off at 8:15 am (that’s 5:15 am my time!) with the final business session, where a couple of final reports were presented and votes were cast for some bylaw changes and other business. At 10:00, the final session began […]

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01 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Foursquare Connection, Day 3

Full day! After a great morning session with Ed Stetzer, the Advancing Leaders Collaborative Learning Tracks went for several hours with a break for lunch. I had the opportunity to share lunch with a new friend today. Pastor Alex Prokopchik serves as Pastor of the North Hollywood Foursquare Church, both the English AND Russian speaking […]

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31 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Foursquare Connection, Day 2

The morning started out very nicely and continued on through the day. I mentioned last night that if one were to try to keep up with the entirety of the Convention schedule, you would be at meetings from 8:30 am through at least 9:30 pm with only breaks for lunch and dinner. I, for one, […]

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30 May 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Foursquare Connection, Day 1

Yesterday ended quite badly, starting with arriving to my hotel room at about 2:00 am Columbus time. That in and of itself was not entirely a bad thing. It was buffered by a great conversation with a guy I sat with on the plane from Chicago to Columbus and a shared cab ride with one […]

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29 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Waiting For A Jet Plane, Among Other Things

Sitting at Chicago O’Hare Airport, waiting for my 9:05 (7:05 PST) to board and take off at 11:00 (9:00 PST), which is midnight in Columbus, Ohio, my destination. Attending our annual Foursquare Convention with about 2,000 other Foursquare Pastors and Leaders. Circumstances have kept me from attending the last two years, so I’m looking forward […]

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