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“Other people think the ship is sinking. The apostle thinks the ship is becoming a submarine.”

Jones, Peyton. Church Zero: Raising 1st Century Churches out of the Ashes of the 21st Century Church (p. 85). David C Cook. Kindle Edition.

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Posted by on September 30, 2019 in Uncategorized


Son Day

So in the interest of equality, I am now all in regarding this National Kid thing.  So, here’s a picture of my son Josh from back in the day (at least the back of him):

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Posted by on September 29, 2019 in Uncategorized


Is This Really Necessary?

We live in the woods. It looks like Fall. It smells like Fall. It feels like Fall. So, why must my wife buy decorations reminding us that it is indeed–Fall?


Posted by on September 28, 2019 in Uncategorized




I have the privilege of investing in the lives of 6 other pastors twice a month.  They are scattered to the north as far as Marquette, MI in the Upper Peninsula and to the south in Detroit. The beauty is that we don’t leave our offices but collaborate via Zoom video conferencing.  This could never be a substitute for biblical community, but we really are able to cover a lot of breadth and depth in a short period of time together.  I look forward to connecting with them in the flesh next month.  In the meantime, I am exceedingly thankful for the technology that makes our virtual meetings possible.

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Posted by on September 27, 2019 in Uncategorized


So Long, Marty

Part of my childhood dies today.  That may sound a bit overly dramatic, and perhaps it is, but Marty Brennaman, the voice of Cincinnati Reds baseball, retires today after 46 years.  It’s the same voice that would put me to sleep while growing up in Northwest Ohio.  It’s the same voice I would attempt to decipher through the static of my AM radio when living in Northern Michigan.  And it’s the same voice I would hear clearly through the internet while living in Southern California. I have never known a summer without the voice of Marty Brennaman.  Lord willing, there will be many more summers of Reds baseball, but they won’t be quite the same.  Thanks Marty for being the soundtrack of so many summer nights.

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Posted by on September 26, 2019 in Uncategorized


Daughter Day

Apparently I missed this whole National Daughter Day thing.  Shouldn’t there be some kind of notification on my phone or something?  So blessed to call Anna Zaucha my daughter.

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Posted by on September 26, 2019 in Uncategorized


Happy 21st Birthday Josh Zaucha!

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Posted by on August 26, 2019 in Uncategorized