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Today was fun partying with some of the many Woodside D volunteers!!  So many people invest their blood, sweat and tears to different ministries within our church…that is what makes who we are special & powerful.  When people take ownership the church becomes a irresistible  community and instrument in the hands of God.  Thank you to all of you who live this out…words can’t capture how I feel.  So much exciting stuff ahead.  I love you! @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #volunteers #volunteerappreciationparty #ownership #service #servants #othersaboveself #heartandsoulofministry #indebtedtoallofyou #ministry #servantleaders #detroitlove #detroit (at Backyard)

Today was fun partying with some of the many Woodside D volunteers!! So many people invest their blood, sweat and tears to different ministries within our church…that is what makes who we are special & powerful. When people take ownership the church becomes a irresistible community and instrument in the hands of God. Thank you to all of you who live this out…words can’t capture how I feel. So much exciting stuff ahead. I love you! @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #volunteers #volunteerappreciationparty #ownership #service #servants #othersaboveself #heartandsoulofministry #indebtedtoallofyou #ministry #servantleaders #detroitlove #detroit (at Backyard)

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Today after work I stopped out in front of my apartment building  to talk with George (left) who lives there and her friend Gloria who came to visit her today.  They have been friends for 68 years.  They shared stories of what the city used to be and how much it has changed.  I love just listening to people who have lived in this city and watching their faces light up reliving memories of once was an incredible time in history here.  They’ve seen and been through a lot but their spirits are excited for where things are headed.  #history #truefriends #detroitcityapartments #stories #memories #remember #relive #detroitstories #detroit (at Detroit City Apartments)

Today after work I stopped out in front of my apartment building to talk with George (left) who lives there and her friend Gloria who came to visit her today. They have been friends for 68 years. They shared stories of what the city used to be and how much it has changed. I love just listening to people who have lived in this city and watching their faces light up reliving memories of once was an incredible time in history here. They’ve seen and been through a lot but their spirits are excited for where things are headed. #history #truefriends #detroitcityapartments #stories #memories #remember #relive #detroitstories #detroit (at Detroit City Apartments)

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Stopped at the Apple Store in Somerset today.  Every time I walk into that mall now that I live in Detroit I find myself staring in awe of the wealth people have that they just consider getting by.  These are the moments I realize how much my life and perspective are truly changing. #lovedetroit #whatisactuallyenough #americannightmare #mylifeismorethanblessed #somerset #suburbs #livinthedetroitdream #takemehome #homesick #perspective #lifechange #detroit #richinstufforpeople #vsco #vscocam (at The Somerset Collection)

Stopped at the Apple Store in Somerset today. Every time I walk into that mall now that I live in Detroit I find myself staring in awe of the wealth people have that they just consider getting by. These are the moments I realize how much my life and perspective are truly changing. #lovedetroit #whatisactuallyenough #americannightmare #mylifeismorethanblessed #somerset #suburbs #livinthedetroitdream #takemehome #homesick #perspective #lifechange #detroit #richinstufforpeople #vsco #vscocam (at The Somerset Collection)

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100 Days.  No shame.  #christmas #snow #100days #holidays #25daysofchristmas #dvr #winter #hatersgonnahate  (at Detroit City Apartments)

100 Days. No shame. #christmas #snow #100days #holidays #25daysofchristmas #dvr #winter #hatersgonnahate (at Detroit City Apartments)

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Perfect, cloudy, fall day in the city to enjoy my sabbath.  #sabbath #rest #relax #quiet #listen #slowdown #bestill #stillness #meditate #thankful #newweek #newadventures #Godisgood #cityscape #detroitcity #detroit #blackandwhite #rawgrit #Godscity #grateful #blessed #Godsstory #HIStory (at Rosa Parks Transit Center)

Perfect, cloudy, fall day in the city to enjoy my sabbath. #sabbath #rest #relax #quiet #listen #slowdown #bestill #stillness #meditate #thankful #newweek #newadventures #Godisgood #cityscape #detroitcity #detroit #blackandwhite #rawgrit #Godscity #grateful #blessed #Godsstory #HIStory (at Rosa Parks Transit Center)

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Always remember.  Never forget.  Grateful for all who serve to protect our country. #911 #sept11 #america #usa #freedom #sacrifice #freedomisntfree  (at Detroit City Apartments)

Always remember. Never forget. Grateful for all who serve to protect our country. #911 #sept11 #america #usa #freedom #sacrifice #freedomisntfree (at Detroit City Apartments)

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The world is about to change again…my mind is officially blown with excitement.  #apple #mac #applewatch #iphone6 #nocompetition #hatersgonnahate (at Detroit City Apartments)

The world is about to change again…my mind is officially blown with excitement. #apple #mac #applewatch #iphone6 #nocompetition #hatersgonnahate (at Detroit City Apartments)

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Great day in the city!  Tigers grabbed a much needed win I the pennant race and the Lions came out in the season opener and destroyed the Giants!  The city is still hoppin’ tonight…victory in the D! #lions #tigers #nfl #mlb #baseball #football #defendtheden #pennantrace #bestsportscity #detroit  (at Grand Circus Park)

Great day in the city! Tigers grabbed a much needed win I the pennant race and the Lions came out in the season opener and destroyed the Giants! The city is still hoppin’ tonight…victory in the D! #lions #tigers #nfl #mlb #baseball #football #defendtheden #pennantrace #bestsportscity #detroit (at Grand Circus Park)

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Another great morning worshipping with our @woodsidedetroit family.  There are so many moments like this where I just stand in awe of God and what He is doing in our community and all the volunteers that make this happen.  It is only because of Him and it is only for Him. @timschumack @adodge89 #church #community #oikos #family #volunteers #worship #detroit (at Detroit School of Arts)

Another great morning worshipping with our @woodsidedetroit family. There are so many moments like this where I just stand in awe of God and what He is doing in our community and all the volunteers that make this happen. It is only because of Him and it is only for Him. @timschumack @adodge89 #church #community #oikos #family #volunteers #worship #detroit (at Detroit School of Arts)

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Dally in the Alley…perfect weather tonight to experience so much life in Midtown…the city is on the move. #dallyinthealley #midtown #weekend #midtowndetroit #funwithfriends #detroit #vsco #vscocam (at Midtown Detroit)

Dally in the Alley…perfect weather tonight to experience so much life in Midtown…the city is on the move. #dallyinthealley #midtown #weekend #midtowndetroit #funwithfriends #detroit #vsco #vscocam (at Midtown Detroit)

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4th Row. 92 degrees. #baseball #tigers #summerinseptember #loathehotweather #detroit #mlb  (at Comerica Park)

4th Row. 92 degrees. #baseball #tigers #summerinseptember #loathehotweather #detroit #mlb (at Comerica Park)

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On my way to speak to 400 students this morning I got to catch this…good morning, Daytwah…I love you more and more each day.  Your beauty in brokenness is an honor to embrace.  #latergram #goodmorning #daytwa #grandcircuspark #comerica #detroitlove #beauty #brokeness #detroit #vsco #vscocam  (at Grand Circus)

On my way to speak to 400 students this morning I got to catch this…good morning, Daytwah…I love you more and more each day. Your beauty in brokenness is an honor to embrace. #latergram #goodmorning #daytwa #grandcircuspark #comerica #detroitlove #beauty #brokeness #detroit #vsco #vscocam (at Grand Circus)

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Can’t believe I’m posting this…someone called me and said to meet them at our church office building.  They arrived with a brand spankin’ new lawn mower to give to us to use at Cass Park!  God continues to provide…thank you to the people with massively huge hearts who wanted to remain nameless.  This is a huge gift for our park and our community!  Love Cass Corridor & Cass Park!! @woodsidedetroit #woodsidedetroit #casspark #casscorridor #cassparkcommunity #loveourcommunity #sustainablecommunities #parks #detroitparks #detroitlove #detroit  (at Cass Park Historic District)

Can’t believe I’m posting this…someone called me and said to meet them at our church office building. They arrived with a brand spankin’ new lawn mower to give to us to use at Cass Park! God continues to provide…thank you to the people with massively huge hearts who wanted to remain nameless. This is a huge gift for our park and our community! Love Cass Corridor & Cass Park!! @woodsidedetroit #woodsidedetroit #casspark #casscorridor #cassparkcommunity #loveourcommunity #sustainablecommunities #parks #detroitparks #detroitlove #detroit (at Cass Park Historic District)

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Tomorrow we gather to celebrate Jesus in this city. His life is coursing through the veins of these city streets and His heart beats with love for every soul here. Come be a part of what God is doing here! See you at Detroit School of Arts at 10AM! @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #DSA #church #worship #God #Jesus #oikos #detroit (at Grand Circus Park)

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Meet Phil & Joan Mitchell.  Today I had the unique and amazing privilege of enjoying a picnic with them at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit.  What is amazing about this retired couple is that they live right down the street from me in the Book Cadillac!  They moved here 4 years ago and have loved every second of being a part if this beautiful city.  As we had lunch together they wanted to find out more about our church and how they could be a part of what God has called us to.  Such an incredibly passionate couple with a powerful story.  All of you that think young people are the only ones moving to Detroit…think again!  God uses anyone and everyone who is wants to join Him in what He is doing in this great city.  Age is just a number…your heart means so much more.  #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #oikos #detroitrevival #ageisonlyanumber #godwantsyourheart #maturenotold #detroitrevival #youngheartsmovingtothecity #campusmartius #bookcadillac #downtown #detroit (at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit)

Meet Phil & Joan Mitchell. Today I had the unique and amazing privilege of enjoying a picnic with them at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit. What is amazing about this retired couple is that they live right down the street from me in the Book Cadillac! They moved here 4 years ago and have loved every second of being a part if this beautiful city. As we had lunch together they wanted to find out more about our church and how they could be a part of what God has called us to. Such an incredibly passionate couple with a powerful story. All of you that think young people are the only ones moving to Detroit…think again! God uses anyone and everyone who is wants to join Him in what He is doing in this great city. Age is just a number…your heart means so much more. #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #oikos #detroitrevival #ageisonlyanumber #godwantsyourheart #maturenotold #detroitrevival #youngheartsmovingtothecity #campusmartius #bookcadillac #downtown #detroit (at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit)