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Synonyms and the Language of God

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I’m sitting at my desk, putting some finishing touches on my Sunday school lesson for tomorrow. I am currently teaching a church history class on Sunday mornings during Sunday school. We will begin looking at St. Augustine tomorrow, which should be an interesting study!

(My desk is in the garage with a couple of bookshelves around me. I basically made a corner of the garage an office space.)

As I am finishing up some research and my PowerPoint slides, my two-year old came over to me. She wanted to sit in my lap and help me type, I have learned through trial and error this is not a good idea! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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“Hello, how are you?” “It depends, are you really asking?!”

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I just found out that today,among other things, is World Hello Day. I confess I had never heard of such a “holiday” before. Have you? In case you are as clueless as I was, let me help you out with some interesting tid-bits about World Hello Day.

This is the 42nd year of celebrating World Hello Day. It was started in 1973. It was started in response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel. The whole point of World Hello Day is to foster peace and amicability between people all around the world. In order to participate in the observance of Hello day, you must greet ten people. I suppose it helps to greet them in a cordial way. A gruff, hum-bug greeting probably violates the spirit of the day! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Climbing to the Moon on a Rope of Sand!

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I recently ran across two quotations that spoke to me. Actually, one of them I had highlighted in a book back in seminary; so, it was not new to me, only forgotten for a few years. One was from George Whitefield and the other from John Wesley.

These two men were associates. They lived in the 18th century and were a part of the spiritual awakenings taking place during that century. Their relationship was an interesting one. It is not my intention here to delve into the details of it all, but I do think we could learn a good deal from these two godly men. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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It’s Cooooooold Out There!

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In one of my favorite movies (a movie my wife just does not understand the appeal), Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, the lead character, a weatherman named Phil Connors, lives the same day over and over and over.

He is on assignment in Punxsutawney, PA covering Groundhog Day. He, along with many others, are there to see if the star of the town, Punxsutawney Phil, will see his shadow or not. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Midnight Basketball and the Life of the Disciple

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So, my Auburn Tigers scheduled a midnight basketball game last night . . . eh, earlier today, against Colorado. Colorado has been a very good team the last few years and will probably make it to the NCAA tournament this year . . . Auburn, well, we haven’t been very good in, well, several years, and we probably won’t make it to the tournament this year.

Most people understood, myself included, we were over-matched in the game. We have a new coach this year that has brought a lot of buzz and excitement to the program. In fact, he has probably brought more buzz than at any time in the history of Auburn basketball. He would be one of the ones who knew AU was out of its league in this contest, but he scheduled the game anyway. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Daddy, Why Are You Talking to the Air?!

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I have developed a habit of working crossword puzzles. For years I did not understand the fascination.

I had friends and coworkers who worked the puzzles, religiously everyday. I considered the whole effort to be a waste of time, time I could spend doing something more productive and interesting. I also looked at crosswords, much the same way I still look at golf, as boring! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Big 4-0!

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Photo by Prawny on Morgue File.

Yesterday (Oct. 15th) I turned the big 4-0! In many ways it is hard to believe I have hit this milestone. I remember when I was younger thinking 40 was over the hill!

But, as they say, 40 is the new 20! Of course the “they” who say that are all 40 or close to it! Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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