Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Rock Love Songs

In honor of this week's Valentine's Celebration, my Top Five Tuesday returns to music and, more specifically, to rock's love songs.Ever since the Beatles sang "I Want To Hold Your Hand" rock music and romantic love have been closely connected.They weren't always...

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Words In The Family

As I posted on Friday, I spent the first part of the weekend in Austin, Texas where my 97-year-old mother Betty Davis presented the first-ever Betty X. Davis Award For Young Writers Of Merit.The gala was all part of a writer's conference hosted by the Austin...

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Where I Will Be On Friday Night

In Austin, Texas.That's where I'll be.  In fact, as you read this, that's where I am.I'm down here to attend an awards ceremony in which three young writers from Central Texas will be recognized with the Betty X. Davis Award For Young Writers Of Merit.  My...

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Best. Home. Closing. EVER.

Just ten days ago, the people of Good Shepherd gave a remarkable $389,571 towards the purchase and remodeling of a Home for girls who are themselves under renovation -- rescued from domestic sex trafficking and headed towards healing with On Eagles' Wings...

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Have You Noticed?

Have you noticed . . . .That the same injury which ended Mark McGwire's career, patella tendinitis, is threatening Rafael Nadal's?That when you spend a little more for items of higher quality you spend less in the long run because they last longer?That the man...

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The Number Is IN

Yesterday, near the beginning of our worship gatherings, we announced the amount of the previous week's financial offering.See, we spent the month January teaching about the scourge of domestic sex trafficking of under-age girls, the complicity of many church men...

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Constant Contact Launch — Earwitnesses

We are plugged in, aren’t we? We’ve got mobile phones, portable tablets, and all-purpose laptops. If anything happens anywhere in the world – or even just right around the corner – we’re going to know about it.  But what if in all that communication with the...

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Baptism At An Indian Shrine

I guess I feel like the timing was providential.Wait, that makes me sound . . . Calvinist.So the timing was . . . prevenient.Timing of what?  The report I received this week from some of our partners in ministry in eastern India regarding a baptism.  A...

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The Immensity Of Smallness

Rob Wegner of Granger Church in Indiana coins a beautiful phrase in his book Share The Well:The Immensity Of SmallnessI love that.    It reminds us that vision casting without an action plan is mere daydreaming. It assures us that every significant...

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