Monthly Archives: May 2012

Godly Mischief

It is a godly deed to toilet paper a locker! Why? Because the Bible tells me so—sort of. “Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out” (Hebrews 10:24, Message). Last August I was with an … Continue reading

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U R What U Eat

If “you are what you eat,” then I ate at a dangerous establishment in Nashville this week. Nero’s Grill serves Southern comfort food with a twist of sophistication—or perhaps eccentricity. I heard my friend order “Meatloaf,” but I had no … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray with Prayer Beads

When I pray, my mind wanders everywhere. I start praying for a friend or something about my job…. A few minutes later, I’m planning a trip or a sermon—Hey, was I praying? Sorry about that, God. Uh, where was I? … Continue reading

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Community When You’re Up…or Down

Saturday was a jagged up and down day celebrating community. A week ago I baptized two teenagers, and on Saturday they faced off against each other in a ballgame. What a joy to watch them and two more in our … Continue reading

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