What They Won’t Forget

What They Won’t Forget

“You know, my kids don’t care if we have a cool place to meet, they just want to know they are loved.” There’s a lot of truth to this statement that I recently heard from a parent in our community. It reminds me of the Maya Angelou quote, "I've learned that people...

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A Sense of Home

A Sense of Home

Hello Highlanders, I think most of you have heard that after much time, discussion, prayer and consideration, the decision has been made to leave the Holiday Theater. I’ve been attending Highlands for five years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time at this location....

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The Smell of Brazilian Cheese Rolls

The Smell of Brazilian Cheese Rolls

I find it incredible that God’s first words to Abram (who would later be re-named Abraham) are, “Leave your land, your family, and your father’s household...” (Genesis 12:1) Being that Abraham became one of the central figures of Judaeo-Christianity, a father and...

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Our Ethos is our Welcome Mat

Our Ethos is our Welcome Mat

If you haven’t yet heard the news, the Staff and Leadership Council announced on Sunday that the Holiday Theater is no longer the right fit as a home for us. Watch a short video of Mark, Jenny, and I giving a brief explanation HERE. You can get more information by...

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Sane and Grounded in a Wild World

Sane and Grounded in a Wild World

In my house, we celebrate almost everything. We love to celebrate the accomplishments of our nieces and nephews and our siblings and parents. And sometimes, we just celebrate getting through another week. Celebration and gratitude keep us sane and grounded in a wild...

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Turning 10!!!

Turning 10!!!

Highlands church North Denver has been the best “experiment” I’ve ever been part of. And, yes, I know we are a church, but the whole prospect has been an experiment in being a new kind of church. Like, would it be possible to be a church where everyone is welcome...

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Becoming Micah 6:8 Humans

Becoming Micah 6:8 Humans

I hated to disappoint this little boy. But the only way around it would be to lie to him. And in so doing, I would rob him of the opportunity to grow in compassion. But I knew it was going to suck. One of the ways we do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God...

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73 Minutes of Togetherness

73 Minutes of Togetherness

“Hello, my name is Jenny. What’s your name?” Airplane talk with a stranger, not what I wanted. I wanted to read my new sci-fi novel or take a nap, not strike up a conversation. As I entered the plane I was disappointed to see only middle row seats available. Once I...

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The Paradox Within Change

The Paradox Within Change

This summer hasn’t felt like much of a summer to me at all. DPS starts next week, and somehow my kids and I have not done any of the things we usually do in the summer. I’ve missed those quintessential summer activities that I’ve loved sharing with them: trips to the...

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The If’s, Ands, and Butts of the Body of Christ

The If’s, Ands, and Butts of the Body of Christ

On our recent trip to East Africa with fellow Highlanders, I was looking forward to trekking with gorillas in the Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Despite having had a fever for a few days, I was feeling well enough and was motivated on gorilla day to give it a try. I did...

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The Heart Language of Music

The Heart Language of Music

I have been afraid of death for as long as I can remember. In some seasons of life, that fear felt absolutely debilitating. In August 2013, I was baptized in the kiddie pool on the stage at Highlands Church by my husband, Scott. I decided to take the plunge after a...

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I Feel Hopeful!

I Feel Hopeful!

Since my first days at Highlands Church, I have felt hopeful about our community. Back in 2010, I was a drummer playing in the band once a month. This September, I will have been a Co-Pastor here for 9 years. And today, I have at least 3 compelling reasons to feel...

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The Questions of Our Youth

The Questions of Our Youth

As the new Youth Director at Highlands Church North Denver, I’ve just started getting to know our youth and among the several things I could already say, I’ve been incredibly inspired by their ability to think deeply and critically. As part of our time together last...

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There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

You probably didn’t notice that I skipped out on church this past Sunday. July is like that. Many of us try to get away for a few days. I went home to Pittsburgh to visit my family during a ridiculously humid 4th of July week: 90+ degrees with 87% humidity. I never...

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A Few Notes for Us All as I Start My Semi-Retirement!

A Few Notes for Us All as I Start My Semi-Retirement!

At our Community Meeting this past Sunday many important things were shared but I wanted to recap just a few of my comments for the sake of those who couldn’t be there. Since I will be working 25% of what I have in the past, ordinarily that means I will work one full...

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