Writing Your Prayers

Earlier this week, I received this email from a Good Shepherd friend.  The email came in response to a section of Sunday's sermon on Psalm 13 in which I mentioned that for the past 18 months I have been writing the majority of my prayers. (If you think that is somehow...

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Simplify The Message; Multiply The Impact Launches

This group of 16 preacher friends from Western North Carolina Methodism descended on Good Shepherd yesterday for the launch of an eight month workshop I am leading called Simplify The Message; Multiply The Impact.     Everyone who signed up showed up. ...

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#TBT — Highland Park High School Tennis Team, 1977

Here I am, second from the left on the front row, as a freshman on the Highland Park High School tennis team in January of 1977. Why the sad face?  Three reasons, at least: 1. I was a freshman. 2. The bangs. 3. The racket.  I was using a Spalding World Open and, well,...

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METHOD, Meet MATERIALS

Our upcoming One Sixty-Seven series (Feb. 11 to March 4) will take place at the intersection of method and materials. Method The method for the series and its supporting LifeGroup project is something called Grab, Gather, Grow or G3.  G3, which has been popularized by...

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Works Of Art & Wars Of Attrition

If you have spent any time on this page, or if you are a tennis friend of mine, you know that in recent years I have bemoaned the fact that modern men's tennis had become characterized by wars of attrition. By that I mean long matches, played exclusively from the...

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