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  • I am NOT in Control

    I am NOT in Control

    I get a text just after midnight – someone has put another item on my to do list. I go to McDonalds but they haven’t opened yet for some people didn’t show up to work. I get ready to stream the worship service … and the internet is down, the power has gone out, or […]

  • Chicken Little People – are toxic

    Chicken Little People – are toxic

    CHICKEN LITTLE LIFESTYLE – Toxic Lifestyle #3 The sky is falling. The sky is falling. Chicken Little is someone familiar to a lot of us. They show up in family life, schools, government, media, businesses and even churches. Let’s go back a little bit – the story first shows up in the early 19th century. […]

  • Shadows of Reality

    Shadows of Reality

    The battle of M&Ms. The war of small chocolate covered candies. Their shield of hard candy covering has the logo of power, the emblem of courage, the shield of strength, the symbol of sweetness. They have changed the footwear. They broadened femininity. It wasn’t a woke statement, just an attempt to broaden marking and sell […]

  • Toxic Ones – Back Row People

    Toxic Ones – Back Row People

    TOXIC PEOPLE #2 It’s very, I mean very, common. People come to church and they start by filling up the room … and they start in the back. Maybe back pews, or back rows, or back seats … just the back. One Christmas, I roped off the back pews – forcing people to move forward. […]

  • Sneak Peek 1/29 Worship

    Sneak Peek 1/29 Worship

    Where will you worship this weekend? What are you doing to prepare your heart for hearing from the Lord and lifting praises to Him? Who will you be taking with you? If you’re in central Virginia, join us. Here’s a sneak peek … And maybe, a delightful and sweet reminder as you leave (plastic plain […]

  • Toxicity – Trusting and Snipping at Everything/Everyone

    Toxicity – Trusting and Snipping at Everything/Everyone

    Cynical = Dog Like The word comes from a group of philosophers that followed the teachings of Antisthenes, basically means “dog-like” or puppy. It is a sneering, sarcastic person and might mean they lived in a culture was harsh, disparaging and crusty one. It is also said Antisthenes lived with a pack of stray dogs. […]

  • Toxic Nuts (Toxic People)

    Toxic Nuts (Toxic People)

    Cashews can be poisonous. Oh, don’t go throwing away your bag of trail mix just yet. In the raw – true, unprocessed raw – it could contain urushiol. Urushoil will migrate to lymph nodes and eventually cause rash, blisters, and itching. This delightful nut, left unprocessed, is toxic. It has been a hard week – […]

  • Greatest Place on Earth – CM#10of10

    Greatest Place on Earth – CM#10of10

    We did not use seatbelts. I was one of four teens stuffed in the back of a Ford Crown Victoria. The road trip was the longest we had ever taken – and yet, we survived. The destination – Disney World, 1975. Over the next several posts (or so) I will share ten childhood memoriesand lessons […]

  • To the Uttermost

    To the Uttermost

    The book of Hebrews declares the superiority of Jesus – His greatness, His eternal majesty, His Awesomeness (that’s Awesome with a capital A)! And there are several points the author demonstrates … how we should fix our eyes on Jesus, how we are to walk by faith, how we are realize He is the perfect […]

  • Lying to the Boys in Blue – childhoodmemory #9of10

    Lying to the Boys in Blue – childhoodmemory #9of10

    Rebel. Criminal. Going against authority. They all applied to me. I lied to the PoPo, the 5-0, the Boys in Blue … and I got away with it. Over the next several posts (or so) I will share ten childhood memoriesand lessons I glean for today.  Rebel. Criminal. Going against authority. They all applied to […]