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Can we be friends? - Thursday, June 12th 2014 9:31 AM
After looking back at my last post, I can see a common thread with all 5 of the reactions to finding out that I am a preacher.  People just don’t know how to act...
What do preachers like to talk about? - Tuesday, June 10th 2014 4:45 PM
One of the most interesting and somewhat frustrating parts of being a preacher involves the people’s reactions when they find out what I do for a living.  Some people...
Formal education - Thursday, May 29th 2014 10:28 AM
A couple of weeks ago, I reached a milestone in my education that was never really a goal of mine when I was a teenager.  My journey to the Masters of Divinity Degree I...
Unfair Expectations - Monday, May 26th 2014 11:00 AM
Last Saturday, I attended my kids’ dance recital at a local private school.  No, we are not rich enough to send our kids to private school especially since we are living...
Old Tapes - Saturday, March 29th 2014 9:29 AM
Many years ago, I was in a counseling session as the client.  Yes, I had gone through some counseling and no I am not ashamed to admit that.  Anyway, in one of my...
Free Leadership Advice - Thursday, March 13th 2014 9:40 PM
Sometimes I wonder if I should start writing leadership articles to balance out the popular “advice” that is being offered on some of these leadership websites.  Of...
How well do we know our neighbors? - Thursday, February 13th 2014 10:35 PM
When we woke up this morning, Wil asked if he could watch the Star Wars movies.  He didn’t just want to watch one movie; he wanted to watch ALL of the movies!  We...
Who is in charge? - Saturday, January 11th 2014 1:55 PM
Once again, the struggle between the Elders and the paid staff has reared its ugly head in the power wars of the local church.  This time, a church is split over the recent...
Earning the right to lead - Monday, January 6th 2014 10:59 PM
(Football illustration ahead!  I promise it has a point though!) Well, it’s the Monday after Wild Card weekend, and just like many other Green Bay fans across the...
Here we go again - Saturday, January 4th 2014 1:48 PM
Here we go again.  That sentence alone often brings a response of anxiety mixed with curiosity and rolling of the eyes for some people.  Without the subject being...
Happy New Year! - Wednesday, January 1st 2014 11:51 AM
Ok, these are not really resolutions for the new year, but these are my thoughts:  1. I resolve to pay more attention to those on the fringe of society instead of catering...
The Emotions of Christmas - Tuesday, December 24th 2013 2:34 PM
“You should be happy.  After all, it’s Christmas.”  If you have been on this earth long enough, you most likely heard that quote or at least some variation of...
Merry Christmas! - Wednesday, December 18th 2013 2:00 PM
When I was a wee little lad, I remember going to my Granny’s house in Hapeville for Christmas presents a week or 2 before Christmas Day.  We usually had Christmas with...
The Wonderful Gift of Salvation - Saturday, December 14th 2013 9:57 AM
"[21] But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—[22] the righteousness of God through faith...
The Necessary, the Nice to have but Not Necessary, and the Completely Unacceptable, part 1 - Monday, September 2nd 2013 6:28 PM
            I was listening to my friend’s sermon today, and he had a phrase that I thought was a really good way to describe parts of the...
The Role of the American Woman - Monday, July 15th 2013 3:27 AM
The North American Christian Convention was a great success last week.  We had plenty of great preaching along with relevant workshops that spoke to our current...
How much contact with the past is appropriate for married people? - Thursday, June 20th 2013 12:22 PM
My 20 year high school reunion is coming up in a couple of days, and I have been thinking about my past.  There seems to be several chapters to my educational journey as I...
Daniel and the Lions' Den - Wednesday, June 5th 2013 4:09 PM
We're studying Daniel 6 for VBS tonight, and I'm sure the natural focus will be on the Lions' Den towards the middle of the chapter, but I would like to look at Daniel 6:10...
Jelly Fish Christians - Thursday, May 30th 2013 10:56 AM
I remember my first experience with the ocean when I was a teenager.  We took a family vacation to Tampa Bay so we could go to Busch Gardens, and part of the vacation was...
Spiritual Activities - Tuesday, May 21st 2013 10:20 PM
Bob and Mary are trying to sell their house in Clayton since they moved to Newnan which is where their daughter Bonnie and her family live.  During the time the house is...
April Showers in May? - Saturday, May 18th 2013 3:54 PM
April showers bring May flowers.  This year, it's looking more like our April showers are in May so our flowers will probably come out in June.  As I look out the door...
The Salt of the Earth - Friday, May 3rd 2013 5:33 PM
I love to eat steak. (Captain Obvious strikes again!) For my birthday, I received a bag full of steaks from my father in law, and among the steaks were some filet mignons. ...
Why do the wicked prosper? - Tuesday, April 16th 2013 10:14 PM
I had a great Bible Study this morning with our weekly Discipleship Group at Chick-Fil-A! Here is the first verse that we read from Jeremiah 12: “Righteous are you, O LORD,...
Congo, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and other books I will never read - Tuesday, March 26th 2013 9:16 PM
As the History Channel Miniseries “The Bible” winds down, the discussions are beginning to pick up speed.  After watching 4 of the 5 episodes of “The Bible” and...
Priscilla and Aquila - Monday, March 25th 2013 3:14 PM
"[24] Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. [25] He had been instructed in the way of the Lord....