Bouncebackers, Week 2 — “Horrible Bosses”

Ever had one of these? I daresay that most of us have.  Whether boss, coach, teacher, pastor, or politician, almost all of us have felt at the mercy of someone in a position of authority over us. And what do you do if that authority is unpredictable or malevolent or...

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Most. Perfect. Gift.

A friend from Good Shepherd gave me this on Sunday. I'm just going to leave this here and let you bask in its truth, wisdom, and beauty.

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Gideon’s Math. And His Aftermath.

Most of you who have heard of Gideon have done so because his name is on virtually every hotel room bible in the USA. But then others of you know him because of his math: he took an army of only 300 soldiers and defeated many thousands of Midiantes. That's Gideon's...

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Bouncebackers Launches Sunday — “Victor Of Circumstance”

We get knocked down. We get up again. You’re never gonna keep us down. Or so we hope. We’ve all been there – knocked down and presumably out for the count.  For a lot of us the wounds are self-inflicted.  For others, we’re victims. But when we’re down in spirit, in...

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Bible Lifting At Good Shepherd

Here's a great shot taken as I was beginning my sermon this past Sunday at the Zoar Road Campus of Good Shepherd:   We're one church in two locations.  Yet the mission, strategy, and values are identical at both locations and in both Spanish & English. So we...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Tom Petty Songs

I had another Top Five Tuesday planned. But then Monday happened and Tom Petty died. So here's a reprise of a post from 2011:  my Top Five Tom Petty Songs.   I admit that early on Tom Petty took some getting used to. First, there’s the voice. Unique. Sometimes he...

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