Archive for July, 2010

Trash

Growing up my momma frequently bounced around the term “Common Trash” as a putdown of folks whom she didn’t like or approve. At first I didn’t have a clue what it meant and didn’t care, although from momma’s tone I knew it wasn’t a compliment…

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Unscrewed

INTRODUCTION “Unscrewed” is a book about nine bad choices, spanning 45 years that I freely made that, in the fall of 2005, culminated in the loss of what I’m embarrassed to admit was the most important thing in my life at the time— my church. Looking back on my life during that period, I clearly […]

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Coasting

A few weeks ago I did something I had been thinking about for well over a year. I bought myself a present – a new carbon fiber bicycle (Specialized Roubaix Expert). It is amazing especially when I’m going up a hill. Carbon fiber is very lightweight; it is essentially the same material that the new […]

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Bobby Johnson

Today at 10:16 AM word leaked out that Vanderbilt Football Coach Bobby Johnson was resigning. Immediately, the bloggers, talking heads and self-proclaimed experts had their way. Of course all of it was non-factual speculation and babbling. On the message boards, one post read, “Only a coward would leave his team this close to the season […]

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The Spotlight

I’m doing a message next Sunday about how God talks to us. Several years ago during a nasty church split my best “friend” and co-pastor of our church circulated a bizarre document claiming among other things that I had physically abused my son, that my marriage was on the rocks, that I claimed that a […]

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Hay

                                                      Saturday biking on Old Hillsboro Road we passed a tranquil valley farm framed by golden pastures containing perhaps several hundred rolls of freshly cut hay scattered about like cloned works of art along a half mile of road frontage and four-rail Lexington fence. It was an incredible sight and it put a […]

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