Monthly Archives: October 2007

Lunch Time Conversations

You know how those lunch-time conversations go: you start out talking about something simple that you think you know a little bit about and end up talking about religion, politics or advanced economic theory. Sometimes there is a loser—sometimes a … Continue reading

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Hard To Describe

Often there are subtle shifts in our perception of reality that are hard to describe. Like yesterday. I hadn’t played golf in over four years and yet went out and held my own in a captain’s choice type tournament. I … Continue reading

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Until He Returns

I am fully convinced that if a man wanted to he could keep busy for at least the next ten or twenty years just reading the different ideas expressed in the thousands of Christian themed blogs available to us through … Continue reading

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A Picture Perfect Saturday

Like a scene from a postcard you would buy in a little shop while on vacation was the weather in the high country this past Saturday. Chilly in the morning especially in the shadows, the day warmed up to a … Continue reading

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That Time Of Year

When you live in the mountains of North Carolina, each year always has one day when you know that the season has changed from fall to winter weatherwise. You go to bed one evening surrounded by balmy Indian summer like temperatures and wake to the sound of high winds and a 40 degree temp reading.
And the local forecast says that there is more low temperature weather in store for our future. It had to happen—it is just a matter of when and how much.
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One of those seasons

After several months of being very regular in my blog thought-life I have seemingly entered into one of those seasons where putting anything into words seems a stretch. It is not that I am not thinking—just that my thinking seems to be formative and not substantive.
The feeling is as if part of the hard-drive of my mind is behind a curtain and is not readily acessible to me—I haven’t lost anything but what is there is not creating any energy of its own. In other words there have been seeds planted in the ground but they are waiting for the appropriate amount of sunshine and rain before they even begin to think of sprouting. And for a blogger and verbal processor this is a real trial—what happened to that kid I used to know who had lots to say about anything that came to mind.
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New Beginnings

Having just attended one of the premier Christian conferences in the United States it almost goes without saying that I came away from it changed. How much so remains to be seen and worked out in a practical day-to-day way—but … Continue reading

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In The Middle Somewhere

As I sit in the restored lobby of the old Heritage Grand Hotel built by Jim Bakker many, many years ago and now owned by Morningstar Church, I feel like a man in the middle—I am not who I was … Continue reading

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