How the Church is Like a Hardware Store | Part Two

Previously, I wrote about my experiences at hardware stores. As I continued to reflect on my experience, I noticed several parallels between the hardware store experience and the church-going experience – be sure to check out part one. People like simple.┬áLike most everything else, people tend to prefer the simplest path to where they want to go. In a hardware …

How the Church is Like a Hardware Store | Part One

Previously, I wrote about my experiences at hardware stores. As I continued to reflect on my experience, I noticed several parallels between the hardware store experience and the church-going experience. People like to be greeted. Something deep in the human psyche makes us long for positive human contact. The best hardware stores and churches are intentional with making people feel …

Hardware Stores: My Most and Least Favorite Experience

There’s just something special about hardware stores to a man. Maybe it’s the manly smell of wood. Maybe it’s all the tools I don’t understand. Maybe it’s the promise of a project that has captured my imagination and is just waiting to be completed. Whatever it is, I love going to hardware stores. But, I’ve discovered that when I go …

Holding On to the Past

So, today Ashley (my wife) and I decided to break away from our normal grocery shopping market and try a larger store a mile or two away. As always, going to a new place is interesting – new sights, new smells, new people. Speaking of people, a gentlemen somewhere between the age of sixty and seventy with a long gray …