What I Realized From Psalm 48:9

Not long ago, I read Psalm 48:9 as part of my weekend version of starting the day in the Word and not in the world.  Here's what it says: "Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love." So what happened when I meditated on his unfailing love?  I...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Vintage Hymns

I've spent more time than you might suspect in traditional churches. After all, when I first started going to church there were no other options! So I've spent time in high church Presbyterian, middle church Methodist, low church Baptist, and all points in between....

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#TBT — I Found A Forehand! Summer, 1980

On Throwback Thursdays, I often dig up old tennis photos, and those photos usually feature my backhand or my serve.  Those were my two best shots. And then I found this one.  A forehand at last:   The photo was taken during a practice session on the day before...

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When Church Enables

I've had a sense through the years that churches in general and this church in particular need to take more care to avoid enabling unhealthy behaviors. With the best of intentions, we can reinforce behaviors and patterns in people that do much more harm than good. For...

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