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My Wounds Are More Important than Your Pain - Wednesday, November 8th 2017 1:13 AM
Our annual trip to Florida in November has come and gone. We spent a couple of days at the beach and then spent a couple of days in Orlando. Just like any other vacation, it...
Family Events Are Optional - Saturday, October 14th 2017 1:00 AM
I just looked at the date of my last article and realized that I am probably one of the most inconsistent writers out there. I guess I have been just a tad busy with church...
The Good Ole Days Are Always Good - Friday, August 11th 2017 10:57 PM
Back in 2003, the popular Christian metal band Stryper was having a reunion tour.  I remember making the 5 and ½ hour drive from Atlanta to the Murray Hill Theater in...
Trying to Grow the Church Part 4 - Wednesday, July 12th 2017 12:43 AM
We had a great time at the NACC this year, and the adventure continued across the top of the country.  We drove through part of Kansas, up through Nebraska, into Iowa and up to...
Trying to Grow the Church Part 3 - Sunday, June 11th 2017 11:57 PM
The Twilight Zone is probably one of the most intriguing sci-fi shows that has ever been created.  In fact, some have gone so far as to say that it is the original sci-fi show...
Trying to Grow the Church Part 2 - Monday, May 29th 2017 2:57 PM
In many ways, Memorial Day has become the unofficial-official beginning to summer.  Much like Labor Day marks the end of family vacations, Memorial Day brings the family...
Trying to Grow the Church - Wednesday, May 17th 2017 12:02 AM
It is the typical conversation between Ministers.  How is your church doing?  How many are showing up for Sunday morning?  These questions are conversation starters that help...
Before all else fails, please read the instructions - Tuesday, April 11th 2017 4:34 AM
Some of the best memories I have from growing up involve working on cars with my dad.  We didn't have much money so we had to repair our cars when they broke down.  We would...
Replacing the Brakes on my Honda - Friday, March 24th 2017 11:47 PM
If you spend some time around my family, you will notice that none of us drive a car that is brand new.  While I was growing up, our yard was described as a used car lot...
Remembering the Good Ole Days - Thursday, February 23rd 2017 3:08 AM
It seems like forever since I have written, but this has been a crazy month for us.  Along with the normal chaos that comes with having the last name Winfrey, we had a couple...
Speaking the Right Language - Monday, January 30th 2017 10:48 PM
I love singing.  Many people already know this, but I am part of a community choir called the Greenwood Festival Chorale, and we sing 3 times per year.  Our concerts are...
The Warner Brothers' Ranch - Friday, January 13th 2017 3:54 PM
Movies have been a big part of our family’s life for years.  I remember growing up watching the movie of the week with my family on Saturday and Sunday nights before we...
The Greenwood Mall - Tuesday, January 3rd 2017 12:08 AM
I used to love going to the Mall.  I was never a “Mall rat” but I did enjoy walking through the people who were shopping on Friday nights when there was nothing...
Shaggy and the talking dog - Saturday, December 17th 2016 3:05 PM
Do you remember the cartoon Scooby Doo?  I used to watch it every day as a kid and now I can watch it with the Wee Ones since the movies were made.  A couple of weeks ago, we...
Footprints in the Sand - Thursday, November 17th 2016 11:27 PM
This time last week, we were having fun with our Florida friends.  The Wee Ones were playing with their friend in his room while we were having great conversation with our...
Office Hours for the Church Part 2 - Monday, November 7th 2016 10:45 PM
“What is it that you do during the week?”  “Why don’t you visit more people?”  “Why is it that I can never get in touch with you?”...
Office Hours for the Church - Friday, November 4th 2016 1:57 PM
“I didn’t know your church was still here.”  “I assumed that you closed the doors because I never see anybody at the church.”  “I want to...
Recovering from a Bypass Surgery - Monday, October 24th 2016 11:23 PM
Yesterday was a great day at church!  One of my elders, Marvin, showed up for morning worship for the first time since mid-August.  His adventure began with a pain in his...
Dare to Dream Part 3 - Monday, October 17th 2016 7:05 PM
The wonderful thing about Tiggers is that Tiggers are wonderful things… In my last post, I wrote about the Eeyore effect and how it holds back the dreamers in the...
Dare to Dream Part 2 - Thursday, October 13th 2016 11:22 PM
As I am writing this post, the San Diego Chargers are entering the 4th Quarter against the Denver Broncos with a 19-3 lead.  At first glance, this is not really newsworthy...
Dare to Dream - Tuesday, September 27th 2016 2:24 AM
After building up momentum over the last couple of months, I ended up missing last week for blog posts because of the busy week I had.  Well, now that I am a little less busy...
Friendships that last forever - Thursday, September 15th 2016 11:57 PM
As the proud owner of the Beverly Hills 90210 DVD collection, I am not ashamed to admit that I am presently going through my third viewing of the episodes.  In this particular...
Is the church acting like the IRS? (Part 2) - Wednesday, September 7th 2016 11:34 PM
One of the most annoying parts about my communication with the IRS was the fact that I was clueless while they had all the answers, and they were not giving them to me.  I was...
Is the church acting like the IRS? (Part 1) - Wednesday, August 31st 2016 1:32 PM
  Tax season is always an adventure.  Every year, people go through the piles of receipts, forms, and multiple cups of coffee so they can stay awake long enough to...
Buying a used car part 2 - Monday, August 22nd 2016 12:24 PM
Looks like we have a bonus post this week!  LOL! Yesterday, I wrote about how searching for a church is similar to buying a used car.  Every church will have problems and...