The Truth Shall Make You Odd
Mar13

The Truth Shall Make You Odd

Recently, I’ve been reading a book called, The Truth Shall Make You Odd: Speaking with Pastoral Integrity in Awkward Situations, by Frank Honeycutt. There are several strengths to this book–such as writing style, fresh takes on familar texts, etc. However, it was the title of the book that drew me to it. Telling the truth in awkward or painful situations is a vitally important subject for God’s people and...

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We Owe Single People an Apology
Mar10

We Owe Single People an Apology

We owe single people an apology…and a change. We’ve meant well, but we’ve been wrong. Single people are a treasure to the church and deserve equal status with those of us who are married and/or with children. Not all, but many churches pass them over for leadership opportunities, staff hires, or key roles of service in the Kingdom. Tie goes to the married person. We preachers too often leave them out of our...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 110
Feb28

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 110

Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: Last week, four people were baptized into Christ at NVC. I never get tired of baptisms. Sports Talk Radio is becoming more and more like listening to political talk radio. Piers Morgan was canceled. Who could have seen that coming? Most people. An 11-year-old girl shot and killed a Mountain Lion that was stalking her brother. Wow. It was just a short time after her 9-year-old brother had...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 109
Feb21

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 109

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: Thin Mints are the only real Girl Scout cookies. The softball season starts Saturday. I’m head coaching Olivia’s team (10U) and assistant coaching Anna’s team (12U). It is so much fun. Now, it’s time for championships I miss playing baseball. So, I’m think for my 40th birthday present to myself (not up for a couple of years…but still), I might...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 107
Jan31

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 107

Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: Mom is home from the hospital. She got home just in time to celebrate her birthday. So far, she’s recovering nicely and barring any setback, she’ll be ready to return to her normal awesomeness soon. It was great spending some time with just me, my sister, mom and dad, on her birthday. Mom said it’s a huge blessing to her that Tammy (my sister) and I are...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 106
Jan24

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 106

Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday: It’s been quite a week. Mom had open heart surgery yesterday to undergo a valve replacement and bypass. She came through like a champ, no doubt on the answered prayers of many. To those of you who did–thank you so much. Thanks for being patient with me this week as I took it slow from a blogging standpoint, of necessity. I’ve always tried to ride the fence of trying to provide consistent,...

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