Monthly Archives: February 2015

Just How Open?

Earlier this week my son and I spent a couple of days in Madison, Tennessee for his work. On the way back Wednesday I happened to look out of the window and noticed this Red Roof Inn with a green roof. … Continue reading

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Hospitality vs. Evangelism

Recently I received a request from The Circuit Rider Magazine to offer my thoughts on the tension in the Methodist Church between Evangelism and Hospitality. I believe some examples will appear in the May/June issue. Although in 40 years of … Continue reading

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Over the past 40 years of ministry, I have had many people think that they were in the bottom of the pit from which they could see no light, or deep in a tunnel and could not see the light … Continue reading

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Watching Your Church Burn

This past Friday, February 20, 2015 news came across the airwaves that a church in Reidsville was burning. It looked familiar, even though they did not mention the name of the church at that time. I mentioned to my wife … Continue reading

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Dream a Little Dream

“And Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.’ Joseph answered Pharaoh, ‘It … Continue reading

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Critical Reflections

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in faithful love. Psalms 145:8 God loves you. But what are you telling yourself about yourself? When you look in the mirror, are you staring back at your biggest cheerleader or … Continue reading

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When Mommy is On The Plane?

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into 
a solitary place, and there prayed.” Mark 1:35 Last year, our daughter-in-law was getting ready to take a business trip to Orlando. She flew out of … Continue reading

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“Best Friends Forever

“[David and Jonathan] made a sacred promise of friendship to each other.” (Good News Bible) Excerpt from 1 Samuel 23:14-18 When we look at the above picture we can’t help but think of simpler times and more pleasant days. I look at … Continue reading

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“CHICKEN OR WHAT?”

“Five times I have received the forty lashes minus one.  Three times I was beaten with rods.  Once I received a stoning.  Three times I was shipwrecked; for a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent … Continue reading

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OLD ZACCHAEUS

Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house.” Luke 19:9 Those of us who cherish Bible stories like the one about Zacchaeus, the small, insignificant tax collector who climbed a tree so he could see Jesus. As a … Continue reading

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