September 2010 archive


Lysa TerKeurst emailed a devotion today called Words This is her main point – think before you speak and give your words this three-part test: “Are my words kind, necessary, and true?” “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out …

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Funeral Processions – what should you do?

As I was leaving work for lunch yesterday, I met a LONG funeral procession coming up Columbiana Road. It must have had 50 cars. Now, Columbiana Road is a four-lane there with a center turn lane. There was no logistical reason to pull over, but growing up in small town America – that’s what you do! …

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“The Love of God”

What a concert, what a voice, what a song… Thanks to a last-minute invitation from friends, I was able to go to a David Phelps concert last night! It was fantastic!! I loved the combination of praise and worship and ‘concert’ songs. One of my favorite moments was listening to the words of the song …

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Observations from the dog park

I took Molly & Moe to the Hoover dog park last night. It was fun! They got to run and sniff other dogs and greet other people. Amazingly, folks trust other people (and dogs) within the fence. I expected other people to make sure M&M were safe and OK with the other dogs – and they …

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“Power of the Cross”

Sunday AM sermon – “Attributes of God – Omnipotent” A. – God has limitless power. B. – Sovereignty and omnipotence go together. C. – God can do everything consistent with His character, goodness and love. D. – God’s use of power is qualified by His other attributes. E. – God’s power is self-limited to make …

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Roll Tide

Big day versus the Hogs… First test in the SEC with a road trip to Fayetteville Bama wins! 24-20 with a comeback in the 4th quarter. Not a pretty game for Tide fan!


No, not “Lost” the TV show. Molly – my baby pup… (well, she’s actually 7 years old now.) She was missing for almost an hour – seemed like days!!! She’s fine and with Betsy now. What a morning! Here’s the story. We (me, Molly and Moe) were going to get in the car to meet …

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Raise my standard of living?

Isaiah 33:15-16 The Message The answer’s simple: Live right, speak the truth, despise exploitation, refuse bribes, reject violence, avoid evil amusements. This is how you raise your standard of living! A safe and stable way to live. A nourishing, satisfying way to live. Ah ha! The complete answer to the question!!! But what does it …

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Fences Anyone? On our cruise ship a few weeks ago, there was a basketball court on the top deck. It had a really high fence! You would have to almost intentionally throw the ball over the fence to put it out of the court. And guess what? If you did, you wouldn’t have a basketball …

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Who is God?

I hope you can see the photo I’ve attached. When I walked into the North Lobby at work on Monday morning, that is what I saw. In keeping with Danny’s new sermon series on the Attributes of God, this tri-stand has been set up for people to share how God has revealed Himself. Walking past …

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