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A Great Question

I recently had lunch with a good friend who, like myself, spent a large portion of his ministry career as a worship leader… and we have the battle scars to prove that we served churches who were in the midst of transitions in their worship style. Freemason Abbey, one of of my favorite restaurants in Norfolk, Virginia.  The building used to be the Second Presbyterian Church. During the course of our lunch...

I Don’t Know

On Tuesday, February 5, while many were voting in the Super Tuesday primaries, a series of killer tornadoes ripped through the south, killing at least 59 and wounding hundreds more.  In rural Macon County, Tennessee, 14 people were killed and many more left homeless. Rev. Michael Welch, pastor of the Lafayette United Methodist Church mobilized his congregation to serve, opening the church as a family crisis...

Friends in Both Places

The story is told that at a social gathering author Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) walked up on a lively conversation about heaven and hell.  When the participants asked Clemens to weigh in on the matter, the quick-witted writer said he would rather not comment because he had friends in both places. Jimmy Carter sings with Gov. Sonny Pardue and William Shaw at the New Baptist Covenant meeting      That anecdote...

Getting It Right

All of my life, folks have asked me if I could predict the future – at least in terms of the weather – because today, February 2, Groundhog Day, is my birthday. Groundhog Day dates back to an early 1700s celebration called Candlemas Day, which fell halfway between Winter and Spring, usually around February 2.  Superstition held that if the weather on Candlemas Day was fair, the rest of Winter would be...

What’s Your Dream?

Do you have a dream?  What is it that motivates you to do what you do? In 1867, D.L. Moody took a trip to England.  During that trip, Moody sat in a park talking with an evangelist named Henry Varley.  Varley looked at Moody and said, “The world has yet to see what God will do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully consecrated to Him.” Those words ignited a fire in Moody’s...

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