Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Songs Involving Mountains

As you read this I am in Colorado Springs, Colorado, attending a seminar on High Impact Volunteers that's put on by our friends at Newell & Associates.Here's what my nights look like:But spending some time in this rarified air gets me thinking: what are the best...

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Storm Chasers & Church Calendars

Here's an insight into sermon preparation and the church calendar.Yesterday's message -- Storm Chasers -- was actually the first one in the series that I wrote and yet it became the second one that I delivered.Why?Because when I wrote it, I really liked it.  (I...

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The Storm Before The Calm, Week 2 — Storm Chasers

The Discover Channel recently made this video in memory of three veteran storm chasers who lost their lives in pursuit of an F-5 in Oklahoma:Storm chasing is dangerous.  Even deadly.Come see what that has to do with our lives as we move to week two of The Storm...

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Did You Know . . . ?

Did you know . . . .. . . that if you bag the grass you cut, and you mow your lawn on Friday but the city doesn't pick up the trash & grass until the next Thursday, and it rains almost every day your bagged grass sits beside the garage, that the cut grass smells...

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Monday Morning Highlights Of A Sunday Morning Experience

Like many preachers, I spend a good deal of time on Sunday nights and Monday mornings rehashing and remembering what happened during the Sunday morning worship gathering.And in rehashing and remembering yesterday, I realize (Have you noticed all the "re" words so...

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The Storm Before The Calm Week 1 — The Eye Of The Storm

A few weeks ago, during a post on the different roles that are embedded in the one task of "preacher," I mentioned how although I was at that time preaching a series called Old School, I was nevertheless preparing a new series called The Storm Before The Calm. ...

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Multi-Site, Good Shepherd Style

As we announced during a recent worship gathering, Good Shepherd has added a new campus effective July 1, 2013.The former Zoar United Methodist Church is now the Zoar Road Campus of Good Shepherd Church.How did this happen and what does it mean for our...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Songs About America

It's Fourth of July week, which can only mean one thing: flags are everywhere.Which of course brings up another vital issue for Top Five Tuesday: what are the five best songs of the rock era that either deal with America or have American in the name?Great question!So...

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