Happy Father’s Day – However Not For Everyone

Tomorrow is the third Sunday of June and we celebrate Father’s Day. This annual holiday was officially established in the United States in1972. Actually though its origins date back to 1910 when Spokane, WA resident Sonora Smart Dodd arranged for...

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A Season of Good News — The Sacrament of Party – 10 Celebrations in 10 Days

I love a good party. Count me in! I also love a good “Top Ten” list. So combining the two, below is my“Top Ten Celebrations" I’ve been part of in the past ten days. Now in fairness, there’s not...

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When Leaders Lead Well Everyone Wins — Congratulations Leadership Lewisville Graduates

Yesterday was a GREAT day in the life of our community and its future. We got better! At the monthly partner luncheon of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce we recognized sixteen new graduates of Leadership Lewisville, a prestigious 9-month...

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It Was a Good Friday – The Genius of the AND

This Good Friday found me out way past my normal bedtime. We were with friends we don't see often enough. Our reminiscing and laughter was life giving. The glow of the fire pit and hospitality of good wine enchanting....

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No Building, So Where Do You Meet? – The Life of a Community Pastor

I can almost always see it coming. A Community Pastor, huh? Then with curious facial expressions come the predictable questions. “So what church do you pastor? Where do you meet?” Early on in my role as a Community Pastor I...

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I Belong to the “Out of Office” Tribe

I gave up my office four years ago and haven’t looked back. Like many others in our “good to great” society I toiled to accumulate the status trophies of success, one being the bigger better office. And applying myself,...

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I Have a Name — And It It’s Not Residential Customer

Easter season has arrived. How do I know? Mixed in with the usual pile of recyclable junk mail came my first snazzy church invitation to an Easter service (and in this case their new building). The postcard had my...

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When You “CAN’T NOT” Speak Out – The Cost of Being Quiet

“Will they make us be slaves again? — I’m afraid they will take my mom and dad away from our family. — As a girl I don’t feel safe any longer. If sexual assault isn’t a big deal to...

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Good Praying OR Bad Doctoring – Grateful to Live Another Day!

Have you ever had a doctor say these words to you, “I’d encourage you to get your affairs in order.” I have. In fact twice, and once just two weeks ago. The good news is that to date I...

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You Want the Truth – Follow the Money

Upton Sinclair was a Pulitzer Prize winning author whose works spanned the first half of the twentieth century. The Jungle, his most popular novel uncovered the horrid and unsafe conditions in the meat packing industry. Americans were outraged! In...

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