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Archive for May 2010

Convictions & Confusion

May 26, 2010

The word CONVICTION invokes many definitions and variations. Over the next few days on this blog I am going to offer my own variation of this word. Stay tuned…. Advertisements

2020 Vision

May 25, 2010

The Word of God is very clear that our footsteps … our path … is directed by the Lord. Even when we have sinned God still directs us to the place where we can choose to repent or walk away. In July of 2009 I saw my pastorate of 15+ years come to an end. […]

Sweet Tea … No Sugar Added

May 24, 2010

Being from New York the southern obsession with sweet tea as the beverage of choice was a mystery to me. I had had sweet tea, so I thought, and never really liked it. When I was in college my southern roommates would talk about sweet tea. My former associate in New York who was from […]

Been Here … Done That!

May 21, 2010

It has been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes. What about the history of one’s own life? Hmmmmm I started out in full time ministry twenty years ago this month. I left Bible college in Indiana after four years and returned to my home church in New […]

Firewall Breakdown

May 18, 2010

Several years ago I had my first computer melt down. I turned it on one day and nothing. A computer tech said it was loaded with viruses. Data was transfered to a new a computer along with an anti-viral software package. Everything was fine for about two years and then lighning struck … literally. Our church […]

He’s a good GOD!

May 15, 2010

In August 2009 my family and I rolled into Mims, Florida with a mini van and a  Penske truck filled  with all of our belongings towing a car. My oldest daughter felt her life was over. The only friends, family, and home she had ever known were now 1,500 miles away. This place was different. […]

So we got a dog…

May 12, 2010

When we made the move from New York to Florida there was some letting go of things that had to be done on our part. I gave up “my” chair. You know the kind of chair … worn, ugly, embarasses the wife BUT is oh soooo comfortable. You watched World Series baseball games from THAT […]

Off Ramp Closed

May 11, 2010

Sooooo, last night around 8:00PM I decide to go to our local STAPLES to buy some needed office supplies. I jump on I-95 and head south. As I approached the exit I noticed cones, flashing lights, heavy equipment, and a sign that read: Off Ramp Closed. Hmmm, now what? Okay, calmy I drive by the […]

Happy Mother’s Day

May 8, 2010

I want to send a Happy Mother’s Day to Violet Braemer for giving me life. You provided love, direction, correction, and motivation. By your example you showed me hard work is rewarded and doing right is right. I love you. I also want to send out a Happy Mother’s Day to Jean Gottung, the mother […]

Extreme Rethink

May 6, 2010

II Corinthians 5:17-21 God has called of us into the ministry of reconciliation. Just as Christ has reconciled us back to God … we as Christians need to help reconcile others back to Christ! This is especially true in the case of those who have dropped out simply because they believe there is no way […]