It’s Friday But Sunday’s Coming – 3/15/2019

When you hear the word “urgent” what kind of feeling do you have?  If you get an email marked “urgent” how do you respond?  Have you ever gotten an “urgent request?” Have you ever wondered why they call it “Urgent Care”?  Some words from the definition of urgent are:...

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It’s Friday But Sunday’s Coming – 8/24/17

For Friday 08.24.17 One of my all-time favorite movies is “The Right Stuff” which came out in 1983 and tells the story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts.  Guys like Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, Gus Grissom and Scott Carpenter were deemed to have “the right stuff” to...

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It’s Friday but Sunday’s Coming – 8/11/2017

  ​ For Friday 08.11.17   I’m curious…do you have, hanging in your house somewhere, one of Central’s 2017 Church calendars?  We gave them out at the first of the year…and I hope you have one hanging somewhere in your house…and I hope you...

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It’s Friday But Sundays Coming – 7-21-2017

  For Friday 07.21.17             If you’ve lived in the South for any length of time, you have most likely seen one of those signs, usually out in the country somewhere, that say: “REPENT!”  I have seen them painted on rocks or written on a...

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Take Heart

Scanning the headlines of major news outlets this week, readers have been informed about political candidates, scandals, polls, and the general mayhem going on around the world. It can be enough to unhinge even the most positive and stable of people. Among the various subjects getting more press these days is the unemployment numbers and their potential for artificiality as well as the general (bad) mood of people in the country. Despite all the “good” news about the economy, people in the middle do not seem hopeful for the future and do not feel that their lives are improving in any measurable way.

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Eternity in Our Hearts

In Psalm 139 David poetically expressed his wonder at God’s creation: “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well.” The human body is an amazing machine fashioned by the Almighty.

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Resolute

Here in the first week of a New Year it seems that New Year’s resolutions are almost a thing of the past; that all pretense of our ability to change our behavior, even in the smallest ways, has been dropped. Perhaps, this is only a personal observation more than an actual fact. Perhaps I am mistaken and people are as committed as ever to personal improvement but I have not heard as much about resolutions as in years past. It makes me think people have just given up and that concerns me.

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A Season of Celebration

As a holiday Grinch, I’d have to say that one of my favorite easy reads is John Grisham’s Skipping Christmas or, if you prefer the movie, Christmas with the Kranks’. I have never been one to decorate my house with lights like Clark Griswold. I don’t usually get too sentimental about the holidays but I really appreciate those who do

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