New Series Launch — “It Runs In The Family”

It Runs In The Family Just think of all the things that run in families. Just think of all the things that run in your family! Skin tone, hair texture, eye color, verbal tics, facial expression, walking styles, high blood pressure, good judgment, male pattern...

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When Sermon Design Meets Artistic Expression

Earlier this week, I had a Zoom meeting with a United Methodist colleague in which the topic of conversation was preaching. As part of the Simplify The Message ministry, some of my friends in the Western North Carolina Annual Conference invite me to give guidance to...

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Finding A Sermon Buried In A Dawes Song

In "Just My Luck," a melancholic ballad that revisits a chance encounter with a lost love, the Dawes Band offers this insight: I spend my whole life moving forwards but understand it looking back I am sure I've heard that song dozens of times (the same is true of...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Coldest Times In My Life

Coldest?  Coldest? Well, yeah. Coldest.  With 90 plus degrees in the Carolinas and no relief in sight, how about some blog relief?  Here they are: the five most heat-resistant, coldest times in my life. 5. That November snowstorm in Dallas in 1978.  All I know is that...

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#TBT — Team Texas, USTA Intersectionals, July 1980

Last week, I showed Team Texas at the USTA Intersectional Championship for Boys' 18-and-under from 1979.  I was the youngest, shortest, and skinniest on that team. Today it's Team Texas from 1980.  None of those adjectives describe me this time!  The "older" guys on...

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