Archive for May 2007

Walk by love

This is the simple exhortation of Titus. Why does this letter encourage us to walk in this way? Here’s a theory. When God’s Spirit shows up in a spectacular way in any situation – as he was doing in most of the New Testament churches Paul and company were giving counsel to, it was very…

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Petty-ness that divides us

I like Tom Petty and his band the Heartbreakers. Trivia – they got their big break when they were the back-up band for Dylan quite a few years ago. Dylan has a way of spotting talent – his intuition is rarely wrong – one of his many talents. “Petty” is amazingly gifted and on top…

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Chasing off religious attitudes

Getting my long promised tattoo on my right upper arm of the Nazarene movement. I have spoken at many many Naz events over the past several years. My next tattoo after that will be the logo of the Salvation Army on my left upper arm. I have been speaking at their events quite frequently as…

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How do we equip?

How do we walk into the future equipped, with as few surprises as possible? It’s not about merely reading. I have been a big advocate of reading over the years – I will always read, watch, listen. I am hooked on learning as I hope all I have an influence upon are. Yet the ultimate…

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Norwegian Independence Day!

Tomorrow is a hallowed day in human history – Norwegian Independence Day. Yes that’s right. In 1863 (approximately) in a peaceful disconnection, Norway gained their independence from their oppressors – Sweden. Having lived in Norway for some years, I always feel a bit of a disconnect on May 17. I am ethnically Swedish, but I…

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Selling our house…

We are in high speed now and in need of selling our West Chester (near Cincinnati) house. Not only selling the place, but closing on it muy pronto. We were told once about a month ago that a couple were purchasing it and not to show it to anyone else. Proverbs says about Eleventy-seven times…

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Early Bird Registrations still available

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Saying goodbye to friends

Sorry to say goodbye to friends. I continue to thank God that I am alive at this point in history – with email especially. I have a smart phone so I am able to access my email at all times – plus I have a high speed wireless card that goes with me everywhere. I…

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You can’t have too many friends…

Still at the California shindig. It is good to see old friends. It is good to re-connect with long-term friends that run, in some cases, numerous decades back. The scripture comes to mind – “Do not move the ancient boundaries.” That verse has a truckload of implications – few of which have to do with…

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Seeing old friends…

Am at a gathering of pastors that I occasionally connect with. Funny thing is, when I go to these things I am usually commandeered by people who need coaching as I am on my way into the official meetings. I have a difficult time passing by an old friend who is going through it and…

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