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Thrive Alive
July 10, 2008 0

So we had our first Thrive Alive at the Rivergate Shopping Center this past Saturday. We have changed our Saturday Thrive worship service into an outreach event. We’re taking the band on the road to four different venues in the Steele Creek area this summer. Anyway, the debut was was even better than we expected. Read the full article…

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Leadership
The Spiritual Gift Of Sarcasm
July 9, 2008 0

One of my favorite people once said in a sermon, “Sarcasm is a spiritual gift and I have it.” I do, too. It’s been part of the way I talk and the way I laugh for years. I vividly remember a whole group of us in middle school who used “opposite talk” for everything. But Read the full article…

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Leadership; Good Shepherd
Something For Nothing For Something
July 8, 2008 0

Back in June, I had a couple of posts (here and here) about why we don’t do fund raisers at Good Shepherd Church. But I neglected to include what is perhaps the most important reason why churches should do no fund raisers other than the weekend offering. Here it is. Ready? When we use fund Read the full article…

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tennis
Wimbledon & Life
July 7, 2008 1

You know something extraordinary happened when tennis was the lead story on SportsCenter.Yesterday’s Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was the first one I have seen “live” in the 19 years I have been preaching full time. I’m usually at church while “Breakfast At Wimbledon” is on. But this year, rain delays pushed Read the full article…

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Personal; Good Shepherd
4th of July & Thrive Alive
July 4, 2008 0

I still remember the Bicentennial — July 4, 1976. I was 14 and it was an enormous celebration. You can read about it here. Since I remember it so well, it means I’m old. It also means we still have a lot to be thankful for. Primarily for the boldness and courage of those who’ve Read the full article…

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