Tag Archives: comfort

The keys to the kingdom

When I first became a pastor back in Mason, WV in 2007, I remember how strange it seemed to me that I show up and the people gave me the keys to the church.  Looking back, it would have actually … Continue reading

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My life of comfort

Last night I was on the couch.  I had the television on flipping back and forth between baseball and football, paying little attention to either.  I had just made a pot of decaf coffee and had some cheese sticks baking … Continue reading

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Mixed Allegiances in the WVU Maryland Game

West Virginia University and the University of Maryland play football today at 3:00 in a sold out stadium in Morgantown. It’s a Gold Rush game meaning everyone is supposed to wear gold. And lots of people from our area will … Continue reading

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Taming wild animals vs. the call of the wild

…somewhere along the way a movement of Jesus Christ became civilized and called Christianity. Continue reading

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Not a minute too soon

The exterminator is coming tomorrow.  When I heard that the other day I didn’t think much of it.  Today, I’m wishing it was today.  Diane found some ants on the floor next to the couch.  After investigating further, they’re pretty … Continue reading

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Not everyone lives like you do.

I heard Pastor Matt Chandler say once that the church has never handled prosperity well. We in the American church are living in comfort and prosperity. Continue reading

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Going all in – chips to the center of the table…. again

What do you want?  What do you want to do?  What do you want for dinner?  What do you want to watch on television?  Our American lives are so much about what we want… and what we think we deserve. … Continue reading

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Duck Dynasty

Last night Diane asked me what Duck Dynasty was.  I told her I didn’t know.  She saw numerous posts on Facebook last night about it.  Subsequently, I looked it up and found that it was a television show on A&E … Continue reading

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Walking the thin line between insanity and insanity

Today’s blog is specifically for Americans.  Kenyans will not get it. One of the things Sunday’s sermon at Mason UMC was about was avoiding church because you feel a conviction there.  When you come to church and feel convicted, you … Continue reading

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