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(Lesson 3) – The Environment – What Crossfit Taught a Pastor About Church

Lesson 2 – The Vibe Taken at the CrossFit games, this picture demonstrates camaraderie in the 21k Row. This person is about to finish last and yet peers encourage her as if she is about to finish first. Did you notice the uniforms? I … Continue reading

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(Lesson 2) The Vibe – What CrossFit Taught a Pastor About Church

Previous Lesson – Lesson 1 – The Invitations In November 2015 I walked into “The Box” for the first time. Was there any other choice? Ron offered to to drive and join me at the 7am class. I could not stand … Continue reading

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(Lesson 1) The Invitations – What CrossFit Taught a Pastor About Church

Intro – The Yellow Line Everyone has potential to be a better version of themselves. Yet we have narratives that sabotage our efforts. Maybe the only thing standing in the way of becoming the person God has in mind is a person willing to … Continue reading

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(Intro) The Yellow Line – What CrossFit Taught a Pastor About Church

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#Hangry

#Hangry – When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both. Very seldom do I EVER miss a meal! But, when I do, don’t mess with me. I tend to be short-tempered … Continue reading

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Torn Jean

When I was young and I tore my jeans, mom would sew a patch on them. It did not matter where the tear or worn out section of denim appeared (e.g. the crotch, the knees, or the pocket), you patched … Continue reading

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From House to Home

After 24 years of calling Naperville home, the Borgetti family is preparing for our move to Lake County. Our home goes on the market shortly. Our realtor asked us to come up with the top reasons why 555 Stanhope Court … Continue reading

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Canned Cranberries …

For some reason, Holy Week’s Thursday Service (aka Maundy Thursday) is always treated like the canned cranberries on the Thanksgiving menu. Churches always offer it, but few want it. Last night I participated in my own church’s Maundy Thursday rehearsal … Continue reading

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Bye Buddy

It’s been a little over a week since we said goodbye to our beloved dog Buddy. A 10 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Who would have ever thought that a dog weighing less than 20 pounds could fill our … Continue reading

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An Apology to Nuns

I grew up being taught by nuns at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church and Grade School. Nuns were dressed in black and white and wielded rulers like light sabers. I am confident that I owe them an apology for more than one boyhood … Continue reading

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