The Lord is with you

Oct 08

There’s an episode of Seinfeld in which George visits a therapist to discuss some relationship problems. He walks in, sits down on the doctor’s couch, and begins talking, then becomes distracted by the zipper of his jacket being stuck. He grows agitated as he fidgets with it, but the therapist calls his attention away from the zipper and back to their...

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Stop Demanding Apologies

Oct 07

I listen to ESPN Radio regularly, and my favorite show on the air is hands down SVP & Russillo. They’re smart, funny, well versed in pop culture, and sports savvy. In one of the promos that runs for their show, Scott Van Pelt says something like, “The best thing about the world we live in is that everyone has a voice and feels empowered. And the worst...

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Less talk, more action

Aug 27

Earlier today I tweeted, “Outrage isn’t evangelism. Yelling about bad news doesn’t mean you’re spreading the good news.” I have a few more sentences to connect to that thought. I’m afraid we who use the internet have created a culture in which opinion feels as important as action. The internet has thrown open the floodgates of...

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Each One Reach One

Aug 19

When I was a kid, there were a couple of ladies in our church who took turns singing specials. (For those of you not fortunate enough to grow up with Southern Baptist vernacular, “special” is short for “special music,” a song performed by a member, or members, of the congregation between the corporate music service and the pastor’s...

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Hiding in baggage

May 22

That’s what Saul did. You know, that Saul. King Saul. The very first king of Israel handpicked by God Saul. Sure, he built Israel into a respectable nation, and showed himself to be brave and courageous, but he started his illustrious career by hiding out in an ancient luggage carousel. We read about it in I Kings 10. In Chapter 8, the people of Israel start...

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“Good Christian, Bad Christian”

May 13

“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through him the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” -Romans 8:1-2 While that is one of my favorite verses to quote, and remind other people of, it is probably one of the hardest ones for me to apply to myself. The idea that there is no condemnation...

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Oh yeah…This is still here.

May 12

I’ve had three different people in the last week tell me I should start writing again. And I’m sort of a people pleaser, so here’s something. One might ask, “Why did you ever stop writing?” (Or one might not. That’s a pretty presumptuous thing to assume. [I had to Google "presumptuous" to make sure I spelled it right.]) I stopped...

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