Tip it Over – The Parable of the Rocking Chair

Rocking Chair

We have a Jungle Gym in our back-yard. Yet, it’s invisible to most. If you entered our back yard, you wouldn’t see it. All you would see is a table and chairs, a few toys and a fallen over rocking chair. It has a way of falling over ever afternoon, because Norah, our 2-year-old, pushes it over so she can use it as her own personal climbing set. At first, we fought it. Norah would climb up into the seat of the chair, stand up, and start rocking–with great risk of falling over. Plus, to us, rocking chairs were for rocking.

Thankfully, one day, it blew over in a wind storm or something, and we saw her climbing on it. She loved it. Now, the rocking chair is hardly upright. It’s not a rocking chair any more. It’s a gym.

Your Problem is Not the Problem

Right now, you may think you’ve got a huge church problem. You probably do…but it may not be the problem you think you have. We humans are notorious for thinking, “If they would only…” or “If I could stop…” Sometimes, what we fill in that blank with is the problem. Often it isn’t. In the […]

Before You Remodel

Choas on Board Ship

When it comes time to remodel a house, the fun part is picking out the floor plan, the colors, window treatments, landscaping, and the like. What isn’t so fun, if one chooses to do the work oneself, is the prep work. If you are painting, it means scraping. If you are putting in sprinklers, it […]