Category Archives: Huntsville

Things I Want To Remember, Vol. 24 (The Christmas Edition)

Over the years, I’ve used this blog as a repository for the crazy things my kids say and do, knowing that there’s no way I’ll be able to remember all of this stuff on my own. The last few days … Continue reading

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Service Day 2013

Last Sunday, our church participated in our first congregation-wide Service Day. Our leaders asked our members to consider two questions: What is God doing in our community? And how can we join Him there? In response to these questions, we … Continue reading

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Ten Years Later

Ten years ago, Sunny and I made the decision to move to Huntsville, Alabama. We’d spent the first three years of our marriage in Kingsport, Tennessee. I worked as the youth minister for the Northeast Church of Christ there, which … Continue reading

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Kingdom Values: Indiscriminate Love

I continue to reflect on the devastating storm that blew through here a little more than two weeks ago. If you came here looking for music reviews or cutesy posts about what my kids have done this week, I’ve got … Continue reading

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After the Storm, Part 2

I wanted to record our experience from last week’s tornado storms. But Sunny has done a great job of recapping those few days from the perspective of our family. As you can see from her post, it was a harrowing … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Not much been going on here at the blog lately. The reason: north Alabama has been decimated by the worst tornado in state history. I say north Alabama has been decimated because that’s where we live and I’ve seen the … Continue reading

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On Thanksgiving

Yesterday, I was reminded to be thankful. During worship yesterday, our church family participated in “Mission Thanksgiving”, an effort to provide a Thanksgiving blessing to some impoverished families in our community. The Mayfair family brought in enough canned goods to … Continue reading

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Eight Years

A little over eight years ago, Sunny and I made the move from Kingsport, Tennessee to Huntsville, Alabama. I had spent the previous three years as the Youth Minister for the Northeast Church of Christ in Kingsport, a wonderful, loving … 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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The Sermon on the Mount 11

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. — Matthew 5.9 We often define peace as an absence of violence. This is not a terrible way to define peace, just an incomplete one. The Hebrews used … Continue reading

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