Deceitful Desires

I have been spending some time in Ephesians recently.It's actually the place in Scripture I go whenever I am feeling spiritually malnourished.Yet in all the times I've read that letter, I had never noticed 4:22 where Paul describes to the Ephesian Christians what kind...

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Track & Field Notes

I spent much of Thursday and Friday evenings at a track & field meet, as my 17-year-old son Riley is a member of his school's sprint team.As it was my first extended time at such a meet, I had some to reflect on the sport and the people in it:1) It's no wonder...

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Balance Is A Myth

We have several of these teaser billboards scattered around town.This one is my favorite, especially the blogger's facial expression.The billboard, microsite, and post cards have all helped to create a buzz around The Office series.The buzz continues this Sunday as we...

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I Should Have Said This

Every once in awhile, I think of something I should have said in a sermon.This past Sunday was just such a case.I had a nice riff that went along these lines:Some of you have issues at work. Some of you have issues with your boss and you can't imagine ever being good...

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Odds & Ends

Some random observations you may -- or may not -- find to be of interest:1. I shave twice a day. Once in the a.m. and then again sometime between 3 and 5 p.m. It's like starting the day all over.2. If there is a college sporting event between a public school (like the...

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My Mom Has A Web Site

I received a text message from my 20 year old daughter with the words, "My 94 year old grandmother has a website." Huh?So I checked it out.It's true.You should check it out, too.http://www.bettyxdavis.com/What in the world do you get someone like that for their 95th...

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TV Sitcoms, Rock Anthems, & The Gospel

Yesterday's message that launched The Office series was called "Taking Care Of Business."So naturally, our band opened up the worship time with a cover of the Bachman Turner Overdrive song straight out of 1973. It's a rock anthem with real staying power, and it was...

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The Office Launch

Billboards: Ready.Website: Ready.Facebook Page: Ready.Post Cards: Ready.Prayer Support: Ready.Michael Scott clips: Ready.Sermon: ???Actually, I think it's ready.Week One of The Office launches with a message called "Taking Care Of Business."Sunday.8:30. 10. 11:30.

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