Month: November 2018

A Fundamental Rule of Customer Service

Way back in February 2018, I backed a project on Kickstarter. It was the very first Kickstarter project I backed. And I learned something from it. If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a platform that people can use to fund projects and that other people can use to get good deals on items by

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Where Are You From?

  (I apologize for mispronouncing Wampanoag right off the bat. I think that I do know how to pronounce the word, but in the moment I got a little tongue-tied) Where are you from? It’s one of those questions that seems important… and it’s a question that’s worth pondering on this Sunday after Thanksgiving. Just

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Nothing Standing Between You

I’ve told you this before: before I was your pastor, I worked for Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi. In fact, I worked for the Mission when I was ordained. And not long after I was ordained, something amazing happened. I was visiting the Mission—I spent most of my time working from my home here

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Real Change is Hard

I’ve played a musical instrument for most of my life. There were the basics of course. I played flutophone and recorder along with the rest of my music class in elementary school. Sometime in late elementary school, I started piano lessons. And kept at those until sometime in early high school, I think. In fifth

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The Seeds They Planted

Today is All Souls’ Sunday. It’s a day when we remember those who have gone before us. We’ll take some time to read their names and ring a chime and light a candle for them. And, if we have a photo of them, we’ll show that, too. And, as part of that, you’ll see a

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