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I hope this is around forever

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I heard it’s important to understand that any picture you put on the Internet has the capability of being there forever.  Yes, we need to understand that any photo can be seen, shared, downloaded, re-seen or even mutated into the Internet’s next great meme.  On one side, that is a caution to our young friends who are so quick to get their phones out to capture every moronic scene from last night’s escapade with friends.  Potential bosses can easily find out what they really want to know about you.  Of course, in a few…read more

Church troublemakers and church moneymakers

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“I wonder if they know who they are?” That was my thought as I was preaching this weekend.  At one point I shared my observation about going to a new church.  Each time I have been reappointed a moment comes when someone wants to have a talk with me.  Their intentions are good, I hope.  They want to prepare me; they don’t want me to be unaware.  They are pastors and church members.  They make sure I know who in the church are the troublemakers and the moneymakers.  You probably just…read more

25 lines for 25 years

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JUNE 30, 2014 I’m so forgetful. Yet I remember every minute. My family says I am not the same. That’s what happens when one day changes all. Pain is not the same, but it’s not better. There are less tears now. But less can be more. Today is the same as any other. Tell that to my heart. Life goes on because it has no real choice. We go on because our real choice is life.           We never forget. I never forget.

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God will be with us when we go!

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It’s Day 2 of the 2016 General Conference. Most of you know my complicated relationship with ongoing meetings.  There’s some especially hard feelings about a 10-day, multi-million dollar meeting hosted in the name of the Lord.  That’s why it’s difficult to fully understand how and why I get so caught up in watching.  For the most part the worship services make everything else bearable.  Of course, I probably wouldn’t watch as much if it weren’t for having Twitter available, too!  8 more days, y’all. I’m preparing for this week’s Pentecost Sunday…read more

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4 things I never thought I’d hear in church

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Old hard drives can be fun. I was scrounging for a few old documents I thought would be useful.  After an untold number of unsuccessful search  attempts I began to open random files.  I tend to be pretty organized when it comes to my computer files.  Still, nothing beats having a MISCELLANEOUS folder–oh, the things you can find. In that beloved MISC fortune I found a file entitled “what to blog about.”  It was full of all kinds of headlines I had written to share on the blog.  Some had a sentence…read more

“You have God as your hope and you have the church to be your help.  So, be strong, but don’t be stubborn.”

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“Others say what they want about you. Remember that what God has already said about you is what matters most: you are God’s delight.”

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