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Communicating your impact is elementary

When you ask your kids how their day went, do you get a “mmmffph,” an ughhhng,” or a “mmmmokay?” Yeah, me too. I learned that this isn’t the best question to ask at 3:30 p.m. Over the weekend I heard some great advice to help parents draw out real answers to what we’re really asking: […]

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Tech help that gets me

So there you are trying to figure out how to get voice mail from your new Blackberry, or how to set up a system restore on the computer you just bought. Where do you turn for help? I dread tech help. The hours waiting on the phone, the elevator music interrupted every sixty seconds to […]

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With this post, it’s launched!

This is my first post officially as a freelance blogger–and the first moment I’ve hinted to the outside world that this site exists.  I’ve blogged for plenty of others– ghost blogging for clients or blogging for the companies I’ve worked for–but today I am writing as just me. All of my posts older than this […]

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A bittersweet transition

A bittersweet transition

My last week of employment on staff at my church happened to be the week our people didn’t go to church at all! (I’d sent an all-church email blast with the headline, “This weekend, don’t come to church!”) Instead we had a party tailgate style at the Fox Cities Stadium. About 12-hundred came to the […]

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Extreme Home Makeover to help a CTR family!

Extreme Home Makeover to help a CTR family!

A great article in the local paper today about the selection of a Neenah family to be featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition this week. Our own Rhex Arboleda is one you may have seen on our worship team at CTR playing the drums on weekends. Here he is reacting to the news:

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"How did we get here?"

"How did we get here?"

Aahh, stuff!  We cling tightly to the things that matter most, don’t we? This past weekend we were treated to a fresh perspective on our stuff, and the perfect antidote to that pull we all feel toward instant gratification.  “How did we get here?” is the title of the sermon message with longtime CTR friend […]

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Keeping the memory alive

It’s now been one month since I returned from Haiti with our team. As with any trip like this, memories can fade if the traveler does not constantly remind herself what she experienced! Haiti Report-Stock the Storehouse – tangle.com – Watch more Videos at Vodpod.

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Not picky about their dining environment, piglets interrupt their mother's rooting to feed

Going slumming

I am still processing all that I have seen today. My energy level that was at its peak for the last two days is now beginning to fall a bit, and I sense that sleep tonight will be hard and sound. I am not prepared for the tears that are keeping me up. Pastor Lavaud […]

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Bon Jour from Port au Prince

This is the first of several reports from Haiti, where I am spending the week gathering the sights, sounds and stories from a nation where poverty is at its worst. From the moment we step off the plane in Port au Prince, Haiti becomes a real place to me. The faces I’ve seen in photos […]

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Helping the hungriest–

UPDATED: Truck is in port! A few weeks ago Christ The Rock sent a large shipment of food to Haiti, thanks to all those who contributed to our Stock The Storehouse fund. It takes some time for the container and its contents to be inspected by customs authorities, but as soon as it is cleared […]

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