#TBT — Monroe (NC) Enquirer-Journal, July 24, 1994

While looking at an old picture album, I came across this article from the July 24, 1994 edition of the Monroe (NC) Enquirer-Journal.   So much to look on with some nostalgia from this piece . . . The Mt. Carmel sanctuary.  We used an overhead projector to...

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When Someone FINALLY Does What You Tell Them

For several years, I've been encouraging a preacher friend of mine to see the light, read Communicating For A Change, use the ME-WE-GOD-YOU-WE outline it describes, and preach a one-point sermon. But my friend is notoriously hard-headed and for years he resisted....

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Chiseled Launch — Masterpiece Theater

In 2017, we have had ... Creatures Of Habit The Path Of Most Resistance Finished Business Love Handles. I have felt good about each one, and your feedback throughout the year has only increased in appreciation. So just wait until we devote an entire series to calling...

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Mish And Mash

A mish mash. A hodgepodge. A random sampling of thoughts, insights, and realizations; rarely connected but hopefully helpful: My life significantly improved when I changed to daily wear contact lenses.  Yes, they are more expensive, but on the other hand I may never...

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Talent Scout?

In early 2000, I signed my then-seven-year-old son Riley up for tennis lessons at the Charlotte Tennis Academy near SouthPark.  The director was (and is) a very fine guy named Bill Schillings, whom I had known from his days on the Penn State tennis team. This was part...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Soft Rock Songs

A couple of weeks ago, I dedicated this space to my five favorite hard rock songs of all time. You can read that post here. But who am I to limit my musical exploration to power chords and incendiary riffs? What about the easier, softer side of rock?  Soft rock? Since...

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