The Nicest Thing My Mom Ever Said. So Far.

As many of you know,  I am the youngest of eight children. You may also know that I am 23 years younger than the oldest Davis and seven years younger than the #7 child. In other words, an only child with seven brothers and sisters. Being that much younger than...

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Unhappy Campers Launch

Unhappy Campers   Many of us – maybe even most of us – have heard the story of the children of Israel passing through the waters of the Red Sea as if walking on dry land.   Moses – in our mind, played by Charlton Heston – stands boldly before the waters, they...

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What Do You Do With A Small Group/Life Group Oversharer?

Whether it's a Sunday School Class, a Bible study, a Life Group/Small Group, or even a recovery meeting, one group member poses a unique set of obstacles:  The Oversharer. You know who I'm talking about.  People who, with good intentions and a genuine heart, share too...

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Chiseled, Week 4 — The “Waste Removal” Sermon Rewind

The concluding message for Chiseled could well have served as the series opener. It was less about being chiseled for ministry and more about being chiseled for obedience. And ... it took a couple of detours involving violent video games, attachment to mobile devices,...

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#TBT — May 29, 1966 (Inspired by RIP, Adam West)

I was saddened to hear of the death of Adam West late last week at the age of 88. In the mid sixties, West had the TV role of Batman in the ironic, campy version of that superhero's story. Which leads me to this picture: I was so captivated by the TV Batman (and at...

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The Most Important Thing That Happened In Your Life . . .

The older I get, the more convinced I become that Christianity is not based on a philosophy; it's built on history. At the heart of our faith is not love thy neighbor or do unto others or even pray without ceasing. No, the heart of our faith is a decisive invasion of...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five 80s Songs

When it comes to music, the 80s seldom get much respect. Due to the influx of hair bands and the advent of MTV, many experts contend that the decade was rather long on style and short on substance.  The 80s are why Nirvana was such a revelation as its raw sonic boom...

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