Category Archives: Lists

The Times, they are a changin’

Check out this clip from Family Feud and tell me if this is the official death of something… Surprised? Advertisements

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Follower: The Dysfunctional 8th (which is 9)

Good things can go horribly wrong. Sometimes the very thing that’s meant to bring healing actually does harm. That’s why the 8th step comes with this caveat, which is step 9: “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except … Continue reading

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Sitting here waiting for the fun to begin. Earl is coming to visit the Maritimes today. He’s supposed to land on the Island in about 4-5 hours but he knocks before he enters! When we first moved here to PEI … Continue reading

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Follower: a 5th step

In my life I’ve experienced some holy moments. Someone called them “thin places” where the atmosphere between here and God seems so thin that you’re almost there. I’ve experienced “thin places” in the delivery room with all 3 of my … Continue reading

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Follower: What a 4th step looks like

I’ve been told firsthand by missionaries who work in faraway places that getting people to make “a decision” for Jesus is quite easy. A big platform/crusade type atmosphere will see hundreds and even thousands raise a hand for Jesus. In … Continue reading

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I made a decision back in 1982. I knew a guy named Rich and people would ask him, “Are you ‘born again’?” His standard answer was “Yes, often.” That’s been my experience since that initial decision I made in 1982. … Continue reading

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Johnny Shirt Lessons

Some stuff I’ve recently learned… 10) A hospital bed is a great spot to hear from God. 9) Sometimes you have to take meds. Embrace it. 8) Some of us like lots of visitors. Some of us like to crawl … Continue reading

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Post Modernity and the Church

Trying to define something like post modernity is really not possible. When it’s called ‘post’ anything it’s describing more what it’s not than what it is. What we know is what that PM is something that comes after Modernity but … Continue reading

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Thinking About It…

Here’s a list of what’s on my mind today… 1. I had an epiphany this weekend. I was in a meeting, a crowded meeting, when something was presented that made no sense to me. I scanned the crowd and it … Continue reading

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First Five Crushes (Revisited)

Here’s a re-post of a post from a couple years ago. I’m posting it while I’m running as fast as I can to keep up with my life at the moment. I sort of knew it was going to be … Continue reading

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