It is really amazing how quickly our focus can change. Last week at this time I was eagerly looking forward to watching March Madness, the NCAA basketball tournament. My favorite team, the Kansas Jayhawks were seeded very high in the tournament and I was looking forward to several weekends of watching them inch closer to… Read More »
The Illusion of Free Shipping
One of the ways that advertisers tempt consumers involves the idea that something is FREE. A classic example is Amazon Prime. If you pay a flat rate, you can receive merchandise offered by Prime without having to pay for shipping. Read over that last sentence and think about how crazy it is and yet it… Read More »
What Happens When the Meaning of Words Change?
One of the great musical anthems from my early childhood is the song, “Respect”, performed by Aretha Franklin. This carefully crafted song shouts its message in distinctive ways that as soon as you hear the opening notes being played, you know exactly what the song is! One novel detail in this song is the way… Read More »
Could Revival Come to Fulton?
I suppose most of you have become aware of the happenings over the past 2 weeks in Wilmore, KY. This community of around 6,500 people has become the center of the universe as people gather to share in what is being described as a revival or awakening. I have monitored the phenomenon from afar and… Read More »
The Quest for the Correct Answer
Earlier this week I decided to pose a question on the Church’s Facebook page regarding some facts from the Bible. The question almost immediately produced some answers as well as a certain number of further questions. What in my mind seemed be a pretty straight-forward question had some looking for what seemed like cryptic secret… Read More »
Struggling with Simple Instructions
One day, several years ago, I was surfing through the television offerings, I came across a show called “My 600 Pound Life”. Somehow that sounded interesting and so I decided to tune in. If you aren’t familiar with this show, it features a year long look into the life of someone who weighs around 600… Read More »
I still can’t stop thinking about the most profound thing that happened while Camille and I were visiting grandchildren in Texas. While staying in Galveston and enjoying a glorious sunny day, we stopped into the local Chick-fil-A restaurant for a little lunch. Before we could order our food we were shocked to discover a familiar… Read More »
Dealing with Refs!
I have noticed as the college football playoffs have wound down and the NFL playoffs are gearing up that something, if it is being done well won’t be noticed, but instead is getting lots of attention. It seems the referees are having a bit of a down year or at least that’s what many sports… Read More »
When Failure Isn’t
I grew up in a home where it was made very clear to me that when I went to school I should give it my all and if I did the result would be good grades. My parents believed that I if I applied myself, I should be able to master all the material presented… Read More »
Moving Away From Small Talk
One of the blessings as well as curses of being an extrovert is the ability to engage in small talk. To be clear, what I am referring is the ability to keep talking about a variety of subjects to avoid the extroverts nightmare: silent interactions. Typical subjects for small talk include the weather, sports, health,… Read More »
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