Archive for April 2007

Packing in ten minutes…

Getting ready for a nearly two week journey. I don’t mind being on site on a trip, but really don’t like getting ready for a trip. It’s a bummer, in fact. I begin to miss Janie and the kids. I have become pretty proficient at packing. Janie takes about an hour to pack for a…

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Sometimes you need a good therapist…

I have been telling one pastor friend I have been working with for years that he is in great need of plugging in with a professional therapist. Until just last week he has blown me off. Don’t know what is up but he is suddenly open to seeing someone. Pastors live in a near constant…

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Parting is such sweet sorrow…

I have been working with many dozens of pastors in the Cincinnati area for many years now. As we look toward moving in a matter of just 3 months, there are mixed emotions. Excitement and joy for new ventures, but sorrow for relationships that have been developed over the years that will be changed. A…

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Message Plans, for 2009!

I am working on plans for late 2008 to mid 2009  – writing and message plans.    For some this seems like an incredibly long way away.    I have about four years worth of message series that are all but finished and ready to go.  As we proceed forward with the Outflow model of…

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Experiencing the Kingdom…

I have been in contact with one of our Coastland team guys, Scott Bane, who has been in South Africa for the past three weeks. This has been a major sacrifice for him, all things considered (wife at home with three small children – not overly established financially – made the trip on an offering…

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Things are Hectic…

Life has been a bit hectic around the Sjogren homestead this week. We are preparing to move. Part of the preparation is getting our home ready to sell and that involves lots of little repairs, painting and other odds and ends. On Monday I made three trips to the hardware store! That is two more…

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Free Stuff on Moving Day, Maybe?

We are about to sell our house in West Chester on the north side of Cincinnati. It is often said, “Amazing how much stuff a family collects in the course of a few years stay at a house.” When we moved into this place we thought, “This place is so big we’ll never fill it!”…

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Cutting Edge Training

Some amazing things are in the works and about to hit the larger Church scene in the U.S. These have to do with some simple yet cutting edge technology that our Outflow team have been developing. In short, we are allowing churches all over to participate in cutting edge training events that are live, on…

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Hollywood Highlights

I have been in the Los Angeles area for several days as a part of the previewing of a Universal film entitled Evan Almighty that will be hitting screens on June 22nd. I was a part of about 60 leaders from the Christian “media” who have been asked to give Universal their two bits about…

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