Category Archives: 500 Words

For the love of all that’s holy, guys…

…preach the Bible! Is it that hard? (Warning: rant ahead) I speak as one of you. I speak as one who listens to you. I speak as one with family who have to listen to you. When God lets you speak … Continue reading

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Eight from Eight

Yesterday was a bit of a milestone for my wife and me and our church. Eight years ago yesterday – March 19, 2006 – I preached my first sermon as the Pastor of Central Baptist Church. This was after three … Continue reading

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Thank You, My Dear Enemy

Dear Enemy, I’m writing to thank you for your evil words the other day. I know you didn’t mean to, but you have done me so much good! I have been cursed before (who hasn’t?), but this might be the … Continue reading

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Schooled By the Southern Snowpocalypse

It’s Snowing! The ground is crunchy. And slippery. And just a little bit white. Small pockets of snow litter what would otherwise be a carpet of dead, brown grass, and stationary vehicles repose under their icy shells, evoking thoughts of … Continue reading

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Holiday Humility

Dear Church Family and Friends, I am, by nature, a proud person. I suppose I got it from my father, who got it from his father. I never actually met his father, but I’m sure he is responsible for passing … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 1

The Prayer: Father, I am standing at a great crossroads, and many paths lie before me. This one is most inviting, and I know a lot of people who think I should choose it. That one has a lot of … Continue reading

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Why Today Matters to Me

For the record, today is January 20, 2014, also known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For many people in the United Sates, today is a day off from work or school. Some folks will celebrate; some folks will remember; … Continue reading

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