PRE-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Memories

So here are some things I remember from Thanksgivings growing up and Thanksgivings grown up . . . My mom making pumpkin pie. (By the way, my mother turned 104 and if that’s not something to be thankful for, nothing is.)Eating cold pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top...

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“The Trust Factor,” Week 4 — “Double By-Pass”

We have been examining the diamond-like beauty of Proverbs 3:5-6 for three weeks now: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight. This Sunday, the series wraps up...

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If These Walls Could Talk

I continue to be amazed at the level at which people share with me in counseling. It is a high privilege that people trust me and the other pastors on our staff with so much. It is also a deep responsibility. What does that combination of high privilege and deep...

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“Telling About” Vs. “Giving An Experience Of”

In my early years of ministry I came across a preaching book by John Mason Stapleton called Preaching In Demonstration Of The Spirit And Power.  Not the catchiest title, but it does come straight from I Corinthians 2:4. Anyway, in that book, Stapleton goes to...

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#TBT — Nov. 14, 1982

Here it is: a photo from Spelman Hall on the campus of Princeton University on November 14, 1982. My 21st birthday. Julie had thrown a surprise party for me. I remember opening the door to her door and being greeted with the sights and sounds of tennis teammates,...

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