lessons for small churches

Lessons From The Hart of Dixie My wife and I just got done watching a series about a New Yorker who moves to a small rural southern town.  I liked it because I have always liked the South.  She liked it because of the relationships.  The theme of the show is how this big city…

One of the happiest days of my life as a minister was November 9.  No, not because of the results but because this sad election cycle is over.  Many of you woke up on that day discouraged, scared and unsure what happens next.  Some of you woke up stunned by the results.  Some of you…

Well, I will be heading to Africa in less than 2 weeks to teach at a school of preaching.  Our teens just returned from a domestic trip, and 2 more members just returned from other mission trips abroad. Every time short mission trips are talked about, someone brings up the cost.  “we could just send…

I was reading the story of Caleb not long ago.  No, not when he and Joshua spied out the land, but 40 plus years later when he was 85.  (Joshua 14:6-15).  In this passage, this old man begs Joshua to let him go fight the giants, in the mountains, ensconced behind fortified cities. What??!! Who…

Last weekend I went down to Harding to pick up my daughter from college.  While we were there we wandered the campus and came upon a group of kids making a music video.  It looked fun, so we just kind of began to watch them stage everyone and what needed to be done and walk…

I have always wanted to visit the main part of Europe, but the closest I have got so far was view the shoreline of France when we lived in Britain and landing in Rome as I returned from a mission trip to Africa.  One of these days I will get there and visit all those…

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