Category Archives: Dad

A Pessimist’s Take on Hope

My Dad was a pretty negative guy. When I was growing up, I could never go to my friends’ swimming parties. When I asked why, my Dad would say, “Because you don’t know how to swim.” “How am I supposed … Continue reading

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Easter Thoughts: Resurrection

Today I had the opportunity to worship at my “home church”, College Hills in Lebanon, Tennessee. When you’re in full time ministry, there aren’t a lot of opportunities to go back “home” for Sunday service; in my 10+ years of … Continue reading

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Until Dreams Come True

Today is the 22nd anniversary of my father’s death. I’ve written several tributes to him at my former blog and, honestly, I am finding it difficult to summon up the energy and inclination to write another one. But last night … Continue reading

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Another Man: My Dad

It’s fitting for me to remember my own father on this Father’s Day. Many of you have heard me share my story, but all I can say is that there is something very therapeutic about remembering. I miss my Dad … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Blessing

I just ran into Cindy Herring, an old Lebanon acquaintance from College Street / Hills. She works for Healing Hands and she’s also heavily involved in the Mission Lazarus work. She was here on some business and she stopped by … Continue reading

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On Loneliness

I’m just going to say from the outset that this is going to be long and probably depressing, so you probably won’t want to read it. Late October is always a reflective time of year for me. My Dad died … Continue reading

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No Fear In Love

I came across a few passages from 1 John today that give me even more motivation to love. 1 John 2:9 – Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. 1 … Continue reading

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