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Word of the Week: Prudence

When George H.W. Bush was President, comedian Dana Carvey made a living by imitating Bush on Saturday Night Live. As he spoofed the President, Carvey made popular the phrase: “Wouldn’t be prudent!”

While the President could have become irritated and resentful of Carvey, Bush demonstrated prudence by inviting Carvey and his wife to the White House. Apparently the two became good friends and dispelled any rumors that Bush held a grudge against Carvey. Continue reading


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Managing Distractions During Worship

Recently we wrote about our involvement in worship, Moving From a Noun to A Verb, that apparently prompted a reader to find a 6-year-old post, Hindrances to Worship.

In that post, we discussed some things that detract and distract our attention from worshiping God in the assembly. The post elicited this question from the reader: “What are some of the strategies for overcoming these distractions while we are worshiping God?” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! The Carpenter Who Pleased God


We all have certain expectations in life. Expectations in relationships. Expectations in careers.. Expectations of our elected officials. . Expectations in our churches. We even have certain expectations of a vacation destination, a restaurant, or a new iphone!

When Christ came to earth, he did not live up to the expectations of the Jewish people. He was born in mundane surroundings. A lowly manger. Amid the mixture of manure, blood, sweat and tears, the Messiah entered the world.  Continue reading

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The Bible

“On the day after Jesus’ death, it looked as if whatever small mark he left on the world would rapidly disappear. Instead, his impact on human history has been unparalleled.”

These are the opening words by John Ortberg in his book “Who is this Man?” This was a father’s day present from my daughter and son-in-law. It’s going to be a good one!  Continue reading

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