Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31

The Day After VBS…


Do you remember your days in Vacation Bible School?  In my youth, and for years, our congregation hosted a full week (Monday-Friday) of VBS beginning at 9:00 in the morning and wrapping up around noon.  (Just after breakfast and before lunch…smart!)  One of my favorite memories from VBS, a highlight, was the opening and closing …

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Aug 24

Everything Changes, Except…


Change isn’t easy!  As a matter of fact, Sydney Harris, an American journalist for the Chicago Daily News once said, “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” Change can be hard to face at …

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Aug 17

A Lifetime Preparing for the First Time…

First day of school...2000

Can you remember the first time you road your bike without training wheels, or without having your dad run along beside you?  As a parent you might remember your child’s first day of grade school as he/she stood on the front porch with books in hand.  Or perhaps you’ll remember your first time to crawl …

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Aug 15

What Does ‘A Capella’ Mean?

acapella book

“Suppose they asked you if you could sing A Capella, would you know what to do?” Barney Fife tries to explain to Rafe Hollister what it means to ‘sing A Capella’ and though he doesn’t get the definition right, he says what many may be thinking. [LINK]  To defend his thoughts about A Capella singing, …

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Aug 13

If it wasn’t for the Lighthouse…

flash light

How dark does the night have to be… before you realize you can’t see where you’re going? We wander through the darkness hoping that eventually we’ll find our way.  But add to the black of the night some wind and rain.  Feel the sting from the rain and the power of the storm…all in total …

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Aug 12

He’s Awesome!

stand in awe

What does it mean to say that something is ‘awesome’?  In the excitement of the moment, or with the thrill of an event it’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “That movie was awesome!”.  But how much attention or thought do we give to how and when we use this awe inspiring word. By definition, …

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Aug 10

What Do You See?

looking up

Fanny J. Crosby wrote more than eight thousand songs during her life time. Born in 1820 and raised in southeastern New York state, she was never afforded the privilege of seeing the sunrise or watching a bird fly through the air.  Before she had even seen 6 months of life, she was blinded by a …

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Aug 05

Who Is Going to Win?


Several of my best friends are ministers in the Lord’s church.  Some have been in mission fields around the world while others have served the Lord stateside. One of my best friends has worked as a missionary in Poland, Russia and most recently the Ukraine.  We have been friends since the late 1980’s and I’m …

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Aug 03

Do YOU Know?

Open tomb

“Be curious always!  For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it.” And it’s true, we all have questions.  From the earliest years of life we have asked questions like…”How do birds fly?”  “How many stars are in the sky?”  “Do the ocean waves ever stop?” Not only do little children ask questions, even …

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