One of the most difficult parts of our whole Giant Church Inc experience is dealing with the questions I still ask myself.  How in the world did this happen? Why did I not see sooner? Why didn’t I trust my gut? And the hardest question of all: when I did see, why was I unwilling…

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Moses brings us our Monday School this week. “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”   Psalm 90:12 Psalm 90 is a prayer written by Moses, the one who led God’s people out of Egypt, through the miraculously parted Red Sea, to the edge of the Promised Land.…

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I ended my last post with more red flags.  Even after I resigned my position with the church. Even after God allowed me to love my pastors more than before. Before I knew what I knew.  The red flags did not go away.  I pushed them aside and focused on the good the church did…

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Remember when American Idol was in its heyday and aired some of the most awful auditions at the beginning of the season? We watched as the ones who couldn’t sing, tried to sing. I always felt a mixture of sorrow and embarrassment for them. I have the same feeling when I read the story about…

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In my last post, I wrote about the light bulb conversation Johnny and I had on the porch that ultimately led to us leaving Giant Church Incorporated.  Johnny and I saw problems before the day of the men’s breakfast, but rarely talked about it. When we did, I redirected our conversation away from anything negative,…

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This installment of Monday School is inspired by a man named Nicodemus. I think I love Nicodemus. The only information we have on him is in the Gospel of John. He was a Pharisee, which means he was a scholar who studied the Law and was intentional in the keeping of it. He was also…

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“What’s wrong?” I asked. Since returning from a men’s breakfast at the church, Johnny paced from the living room out to the porch. Back and forth. Over and over again. I ignored it for as long as I could and finally pressed him to tell me.  “Come here,” he said and motioned for me to…

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I stopped making new year resolutions a long time ago and I’ve resisted the new year trend of having a word for the year. I just can’t seem to narrow it down to one word. But I do enjoy reading others’ words for the year and the significance behind why they chose it. When I…

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