“We Can’t WAIT For October 4!”

Yesterday my friend Fabian Avigliano sent me this message: What is the big deal about October 4? It's when Good Shepherd returns to live, indoor worship as a community. The times are changed.  The setting will be different.  The expectations altered.  But the Gospel...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Songs Involving Rivers

Julie and I spent the early hours of Labor Day hiking alongside the Catawba River. Which, of course, got me thinking:  what are some good songs that capture the movement and mystery of rivers? Here they are: One. River, by Jason Isbell.  This is the newest -- and best...

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#TBT — A Thoroughly Modern Texas Tennis Throwback

The CURRENT ISSUE of Inside Tennis Magazine , Texas Tennis History Issue, has a special cover from way back in 1977. That's right.  As part of an October 2020 issue celebrating Tennis History in the Lone Star State, the magazine included the cover of the 1977 Texas...

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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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