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I Am Thankful

Thanksgiving gives us time to pause and count the many blessings that are already ours. Why don’t we take time to do this each and every day? The old exhortation to count your blessings is wisdom for all the generations, … Continue reading

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Should Happiness Come Last?

   I recently listened to a sermon called God Never Said That: God Wants You Happy. After watching the sermon on my iPad I totally get the point of the sermon and agree with the overall message. The world’s definition … Continue reading

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Before and After

A few years ago my wife introduced me to Bill Phillip’s book, Body for Life. I wish I could tell you I followed all the wisdom in that book, but I did read it and attempted to apply some of … Continue reading

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Building Mountains – A Truth Story

My name is Emily Harris, and I want to thank Scott for allowing me to say a few words about my truth story. I will say, he did a great job capturing the essence of my past struggles in only … Continue reading

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Face to Face

Do you ever wonder if your writing is making a difference? I found a nice reminder today in the Epistles of John—relationships trump message. In an age of ebooks, blogs, the creation of tribes and followers it’s easy to think … Continue reading

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Your God My God – The Story of Ruth

Before Christmas my pastor did a series called Chick Flick–the story of Ruth. This Old Testament story is, no doubt, one of the best “chick flicks” found in the Bible. Only four chapters long, Ruth doesn’t take long to read, … Continue reading

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Sweet-gum Trees and Sin

I hate Sweet-gum trees. If you have some in your yard, you probably know what I’m talking about. The other day, I broke a shovel trying to dig and pry one out. They are an odd and peculiar tree. Sweet-gums … Continue reading

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Happy, Happy, Happy – A Book Review

Okay, I’m coming out of my duck blind (metaphorically, speaking). I’m not a duck hunter, but I’ve become a huge Duck Dynasty fan. I recently read Phil Robertson’s book, Happy, Happy, Happy, which answered some questions that always nagged me: … Continue reading

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The Hiker’s Prayer

The Hiker’s Prayer Thank you God for the rising sun. You’ve granted me another day. Your grace is amazing; bless you faithful Lord. The creation sings your praise, and I join the sound. Heal my tired soul; restore my aching … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Mess

In the picture below, you see four antler pens that I recently turned on my shop lathe. By showing you this, I’m not bragging on my work, but I am proud of how these turned out. It’s so rewarding when … Continue reading

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Grace by Max Lucado

Grace. What a liberating, yet empowering word. Has God’s grace happened to you? Perhaps a better question: Is God’s grace happening to you? Max Lucado addresses that last question extensively in his book, Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than … Continue reading

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Zombies for Jesus

About a year or two ago, my kid’s got me started watching the AMC series, The Walking Dead. You are probably thinking something strange about me right now. But the show is filmed around the area where I live–Atlanta, Newnan, … Continue reading

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Teach Like Jesus Taught – Part 2

After thinking over this series the last couple of days, I have decided to change up the way I’m presenting the material. I’ll limit each post to three teaching strategies of Jesus. To support the strategies, I’ll give you some … Continue reading

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The Christian Mastermind Group

Two years ago, a friend of mine came to me with the idea of creating a Christian Mastermind Group. We went on to call it the Coweta Eagles Group, modeled after a group formed by Dan Miller, author of 48 … Continue reading

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Man of Still

I can hardly wait! In June, the new Superman movie Man of Steel will appear in theaters. Since I was a boy, Superman has been my favorite super hero. The costume, the colors, the powers, the secret identity–I love it! … Continue reading

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Are You a Christian Hedonist?

What is Christian hedonism? In John Piper’s book Desiring God, he thoroughly explains the meaning of this term and why he thinks it even needs to exist. John coined the term, but he admits that many of his ideas are … Continue reading

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But it Worked for King Solomon!

As he read his Bible on the cabin porch, Old Man Jed heard an awful commotion in the distance. Across the pasture he spotted some strange goings-on. “Must be those two Darcy boys,” he said to himself. He pulled both … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

We all know that in order to find treasures we must consider two things: first, we must look in the right place, and second, we should be prepared to do some digging. Well, in this blog, I’ve done the looking … Continue reading

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Event-Driven Spiritual Growth

Last week the family and I took a vacation and sailed to the Bahamas. Yes, that’s a picture of me tying the boat to the dock. We dodged a few drunk people on the first couple of days. Or maybe … Continue reading

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Preventive Maintenance

Over the years, my father and uncle taught me that a little preventative maintenance can go a long way with automobiles. Change the oil, check the fluids, keep the tires correctly inflated & rotated, replace the spark plugs, change the … Continue reading

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