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If I Have Gay Children

A RESPONSE to John Pavlovitz John Pavlovitz’s original article was posted on his blog. It was very stirring & made me think. Thanks, John! Sometimes I wonder if I will have gay children. I wonder if any of them will end up divorced, wealthy, in a live-in relationship, abused, overseas, addicted, homeless, or if they will be married […]

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My Life . . . Connecting the Dots

This is as transparent as I’ve ever been on my blog before… A little while back, my life-coach challenged me to journey back in time, visiting each season of life, trying to remember what I learned and what made me feel alive. This connect-the-dot, bread-crumb-trail-through-time exercise has created something wonderful for me. I hope you enjoy… Childhood // […]

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What the Church Could Learn from Chick-Fil-A

I stopped in to get a chicken sandwich the other day and was overwhelmed with the Biblical principles in action that have made this restaurant very successful in a relatively short amount of time. It’s funny (and tragic too) that a fast food chain is doing a better job of applying the Word of God […]

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Stained-Glass Jesus

Jesus was no more himself than when He hung on the cross as the Savior of the world. The seven last sayings of Christ would display seven ‘stained-glass vignettes’ of the God-man – on display forever in Christianity. Our view of Jesus would be incomplete had we not seen these very-different portraits of Messiah.

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logistics

UPS knows logistics. They love logistics. Do you? You should. After all, you carry the most valuable package of all – the gospel. Logistics is: the planning, implementation, and coordination of the details of an operation. Our package needs delivery… and fast! It’s not fragile, just precious. It’s vital and it’s about time it become viral. Will you deliver?

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Crazy Bread

Recently, I went into Little Caesar’s needing 5-6 pizzas and saw a sign reading: “Free Crazy Bread!” The thought consumed my attention (thoughts) & captivated my affection (desires). I wanted free Crazy Bread – that’s all I could think about. I pray that this message is to you what that sign was to me…

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Technical Difficulties

Technology and I have a love-hate relationship!  It’s such a blessing to live in the digital age… but nothing frustrates me more than when it doesn’t work right. Can I get an ‘Amen’!? But the “Technical Difficulties” that I’d like to address don’t have to do with software glitches and slow processing speeds… I’m talking about […]

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Restaurants & Relationships

I’d like to disclose one of my strong personal preferences that actually drives a certain set of behaviors in my life: I will not go to a restaurant that has poor service. Let me clarify that…I will goonce to that restaurant but I will not go back again. If I will be spending money to eat out then I not only expect the food to be to my personal liking but I also emphasize that the people who work there at least pretend to be glad I have come. Call it snobbery, call it presumption or call it reasonable if you choose. In the end, it’s my choice and this personal preference determines my actions…

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A Godly Mother

John 20:20-23 records when Salome (mother of James and John) approached Jesus on behalf of her two sons. She is often the brunt of preachers’ scorn, but she was not rebuked by Christ. In fact, we see Salome as a godly example of what a mother should be throughout the gospels. She was a worshiper. She interceeded for her children. She took her dreams and expectations to the Lord. She hoped in the Lord. She was desirous to plant her sons into the kingdom. In Mark 15, you find her at Calvary, when most other followers had fled, as a faithful disciple. And in Mark 16:1, she was counted worthy to be a witness to God’s power.

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Baptist Dysfunction #3

As we walk through the list of Baptist distinctives, we come to an issue of church polity and practice. Jesus Christ entrusted the church with many things, two of which get a special spotlight (and rightly so): Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. There’s not a lot of controversy here [:-)], I’ve only got a few questions about these…

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