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Posts by Jimmy

February 16, 2018

Have you ever considered that in many cases the Old Testament prophets were not exactly predicting the future as much as they were offering the case for a possibility?            Check out what Isaiah had to say in the 25th chapter of his vision:           “On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, […]

February 15, 2018

Welcome to Lent!           This morning I had a strange memory that was so old that it blew cobwebs out of my head.  I remembered a well-pump.           And, it just wasn’t any well-pump, but one you had to prime everyday if you wanted some water.  I know!  This requires some explaining.           During the summer when I was fifteen years […]

February 14, 2018

 Today is Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday takes on a somber tone.           If you are new to church, you may appreciate some clarity regarding this date on the Christian calendar.  Ash Wednesday falls forty days ahead of Easter, minus Sundays.  Sundays are viewed as dress rehearsals or trial runs ahead of Resurrection Day.           Ash Wednesday moves around on the […]

February 13, 2018

We’re having a terrific Tuesday!  Have you ever considered that one of the best places on earth to practice our faith and offer up a solid witness for Christ is the workplace?           Yes, I know!  Who’d have thought? Often times, we use expressions such as, putting on our Sunday best or allowing people […]

February 9, 2018

Today is a good day to talk about courage.  And, for me, courage is not the absence of fear but it is the facing of fear and identifying it as a paper tiger by seeking truth.           One of the most courageous characters in the New Testament, in my opinion was Joseph of Arimathea.  I will get to […]

February 8, 2018

I think today could be a good day to address the issue of finger-pointing!           This notion ran through my head last Friday while our Trustees chair, Darryl Lackey and I were at the church discussing our new toilet project with a plumber.  You won’t believe this but Mecklenburg County coding is interfering with our goals!           Part […]

February 7, 2018

I think today is a good day to talk about distractions and Steve Jobs.  But, I’ll get around to Steve Jobs later on because there is something more fun to talk about now.           There is a restaurant down in Key Largo that is a dump.  It’s called Shipwrecks.           I found Shipwrecks one day when it was late, […]

February 6, 2018

Mary Chapin Carpenter was right!  Sometimes we’re the windshield and sometimes we’re the bug: Well it’s a strange old game – you learn it slow. One step forward and it’s back to go. You’re standing on the throttle, You’re standing on the brakes. In the groove ’til you make a mistake. Sometimes you’re the windshield Sometimes […]

February 2, 2018

For some strange reason this morning, an old Patricia Sun lecture came to mind.  This woman is a real hoot! (In case you are unfamiliar with Patricia Sun, she was formerly an evening news anchor who went on to do incredible research concerning the ways that the brain learns.  She pioneered a learning technique that assists the […]

February 1, 2018

Today is a gift from God, a grace free for the offering and it cannot be earned.           This morning I woke up with a hymn by Francesca Battistelli playing in my head.  The title is If We’re Honest; and, it haunted me: Truth is harder than a lie. The dark seems safer than the light. And everyone has […]

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