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Category: lessons

SunPass, Jesus and me

My gospel illustration of the day popped into my head (thank you, Holy Spirit!) during a hospital visit with a friend who was pretty scared about her discharge, prognosis, treatments […]

“After prayerful consideration…”

It’s certainly not a new way to begin a thought or statement, but lately I’ve been reflecting on the phrase, “After prayerful consideration…” I’ve heard it a lot of times […]

What do the holidays do to you?

As I was browsing through some stories and articles on Medium, I ran across this curious statement: “The holidays do things to some people.” So I began to wonder, “What […]

I don’t want to have to go there.

I had to go to the county courthouse today, more formally known as the Kim Hammond Justice Center. My name wasn’t on the docket or anything like that. I just […]

Paper airplane and cootie catchers.

So here’s what I learned in bible class yesterday. I am teaching a class on Dr. Howard Hendrick’s book Teaching to Change Lives, previously titled The Seven Laws of Teaching. […]

Lunch and a ride

OK, one more “that time I helped someone” story: This one happened in Florida, late one morning when the intercom from the front office told me, “There’s a man on […]

I think I know someone who could do that.

Thinking about guns, people who have guns, and people who use guns, I started thinking the other day. I wondered if anyone in my circle of acquaintances, friends and parishioners […]

Doing less, doing more.

It’s counter-intuitive. At least it is for me. When I see a great opportunity, or when there is a need or when I just have the next great idea, my […]