Tag: Romeo

  • Youth ministry is ultimately a calling to faithfulness

    Youth ministry is ultimately a calling to faithfulness

    When I was in Michigan for Open Grand Rapids I had the chance of catching up with some families in Romeo. I left that time really, really encouraged. For some, it was the first time I’d seen them in almost 6 years. But you know what? For everyone, it felt like a couple weeks when we […]

  • Our Housing Nightmare: Coming Soon

    Kristen and I have doozy of a story to tell. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will make you call your congressmen. It will make you sell your stock in banks. Most importantly, it will show you the difference between media hype about the housing market and Main Street realities. […]

  • Things I’m thinking about today

    Ever just have a hodgepodge of slush in your mind? Here’s some random thoughts this morning. – While I still think of myself as a down-the-middle, maybe even conservative evangelical Christian… I’m finding myself tired of the grey haired leaders. – As much as I’d like to say I agree with the complimentarian position of […]

  • 2200 miles away

    It’s been a few months, but Romeo is on our mind a lot. Today we had some friends send pictures of their big snow storm. I thought it would be fun to contrast the two. Can you figure out which is which? Romeo or San Diego? (Both of these were taken today) Picture #1 Picture […]

  • The human side of forclosure

    This is powerful. Obviously, Kristen and I are feeling quite fortunate that this isn’t our story. But for hundreds of thousands of Americans this is a video that reflects their life, their belongings, and their dreams. As Jake asks, is there a ministry opportunity here? HT to Jake

  • What’s up with “that church?”

    I’ve had several people ask me about the church in Romeo, so here’s a quick update. I know a bunch of people who go there read my blog… so please feel free to fill in the blanks by leaving a comment. Did the church close? Nope, they just changed their name. Do they still have […]

  • Travels With Stoney: Stuff

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  • Risk vs. Opportunity

    A common theme in my mind lately has been how we look at the choices we make. As one would imagine, Kristen and I are making tons of decisions right now. And we’ve come to this conclusion: Most decisions are morally neutral and the outcome depends on you. Quick disclaimer: Look, I know that there […]

  • Garage sale thoughts

    The last two days I’ve been in charge of the sale department for our garage sale. So while Kristen may have done the majority of the work, she simply has no ability/desire to look at someone and say “I want $20 for that chair.” I think I was meant for a haggle-based society so it’s […]

  • Move Update

    With the move just a few weeks away I thought it would be good to give a quick update on our move.  The Romeo House. We had a flurry of showings last week and only one this week. No offers, not much we can do, just keep waiting for God to reveal His plan. We […]