How One Book Led To Another …

Back in 2014, I led a number of Good Shepherd LifeGroups through Sandy Richter's Epic Of Eden study. And here is a photo of notes I took from the reading assignment of Week 11, Day One: That day's reading involved an overview of the Old Testament book of Judges.  And...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Things I’d Do Differently

As a lot of you know, I'm 55. That means I have 10-12 years left of full-time ministry. (Ironically, I confessed to someone recently that ten years AGO I had befriended a guy who is a corporate speech coach, and somewhere in the back of my mind was the idea that I...

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Guest Musician At Good Shepherd

During Sunday's 11:30 worship gathering, I looked to my left and there saw this little boy, Jacob, along with his mother.   Jacob had to sit on the front row because he had to be able to see the guitarists and play along with them with the axe he brought. So...

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When You Meet The AUTHOR Of The Book You’re Reading

I am currently leading two LifeGroups through The Rewritten Life, a short-term bible study written by Jessica LaGrone. Rev. LaGrone is the Dean Of The Chapel of Asbury Seminary (my alma mater) and has a way of writing that is simultaneously profound and approachable....

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Top Five Tuesday — My #NotMyTopFive Tuesday List

The following acts will not, by executive decree, ever make an appearance on this blog's "Top Five Tuesday." Primarily because there is no way that I could five songs by all of them combined that I actually like. Here they are: 5.  REO Speedwagon.  It's time for them...

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Bouncebackers, Week 2 — “Horrible Bosses”

Ever had one of these? I daresay that most of us have.  Whether boss, coach, teacher, pastor, or politician, almost all of us have felt at the mercy of someone in a position of authority over us. And what do you do if that authority is unpredictable or malevolent or...

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Most. Perfect. Gift.

A friend from Good Shepherd gave me this on Sunday. I'm just going to leave this here and let you bask in its truth, wisdom, and beauty.

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