Twenty Seven Years On

Here's what Julie and I looked like on June 9,1984, in Princeton, New Jersey.That day was hot, the preacher was sweating, the reception was crowded, I was nervous, but we were married.In the intervening years, we've lived in Hamilton, New Jersey; Georgetown, Kentucky;...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Sports Comebacks

In honor of our Comeback Kids series, I want to post on that area of life in which comebacks are the most vivid and immediate: sports.Here are five of the most sensational comebacks I have seen. In some cases, they made me leap out of my seat for joy. In others, they...

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Proudness, Part 2

I posted a few weeks ago about our daughter's graduation from college. Well, it's been a full, transitional month. We spent a couple of days and nights last week celebrating Riley's graduation from Charlotte Christian School. He's brought us a lot of joy and pride...

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A State Champion

Last year at about this time, I posted with some sadness, regret, and anger about a state championship title that was denied my son Riley and his relay teammates at Charlotte Christian School due to a "wardrobe malfunction." You can read about that day here. Well, as...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Sports Books

I love reading and I love sports.So combine the two and VOILA! Sports books. I read them whenever I can.So here are my Top Five Sports Books of all time:5. Instant Replay by Jerry Kramer. One of the first "behind the scenes" look at modern pro sports, this one is...

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Proudness

Julie and I spent the latter part of last week in Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate our daughter Taylor's graduation from Vanderbilt University.Taylor earned a degree as an English & History major as well as Communications Studies minor. She did it all with an...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Rolling Stones Songs

Enough of theological reflection, leadership development, church advancement, and even musings on the much deserved demise of a terrorist mastermind.How about some good old fashioned rock & roll?Along with Led Zeppelin and the Eagles, the Rolling Stones were the...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Things I’ve Slept Through

Since I went to bed early this past Sunday night, I was completely unaware of the US military's successful raid against Osama bin Laden until I opened the newspaper (yes, I still read one)on Monday morning.Which got me thinking . . . what are some other major stories...

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A New Song I Love

It's not often I love a song on first hearing.Yet I stumbled across Paul Simon's "Getting Ready For Christmas Day" the other day and got hooked. Immediately. The conversation you'll hear in the background is a "sample" of a 1941 sermon delivered by Rev. J.M. Gates....

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