Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 26

3 Places of Eternity

Our new series, What Happens When We Die? begins this Sunday, March 1. What do you think happens when you die?  Ever thought about it or does it creep you out? Many people prefer to skirt any conversations related to death, but I don’t mind tackling the tough conversations. I’m around it more than most …

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Feb 25

Shipping Container Homes

A few years ago I began my fascination with the tiny home movement.  People who were choosing to live a very simply with just the possessions that mattered. I’m pretty sure that this was inspired by my love of sailboats and those that chose to live aboard.  I’ve owned a sailboat that you could sleep …

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Feb 25

Old School Barber Shops (men only)

Glad to see old school barber shops making a comeback.  I remember going to old school shops when I was in high school. There was a barber that I liked in a building next door to Bama Lanes bowling alley in Montgomery. He was known for his outrageously big scissors.  Of course back then all …

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Feb 24

Let’s Get Drunk!

Let’s get drunk!  That’s what many of my high school friends were saying to one another.  Personally never looked very intriguing to me.  I still remember on exam day in high school a girl coming in that had been drinking that morning and vomited all over herself.  Due to the exams she had to come …

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Feb 23

Passion filled life!

Well, we finished our series last week – One Month to Live – 30 Days to a No Regrets Life. Here’s a summary if you’re interested (Again from Kerry Shook)… If you’re going to live a regret free life then you must be passionate! 4 Pieces of a passionate life: 1.  Love 2.  Integrity 3.  …

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Feb 19

Transforming It’s Community

Friendship UMC is transforming its community in generous ways 2/12/2015 Love God, Love Others and Serve.  These words are printed and spoken regularly as they are the Mission/Vision statement of Friendship United Methodist Church in Athens (Northwest District).  These words are one of the high standards by which all ministry is measured, the litmus test …

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Feb 19

Seriously, let’s talk about death! (Spoiler Alert)

Talk about death?  YUCK!  Who wants to do that? I’m afraid that’s the point.  Nobody does, and when it invades our lives we don’t know how to handle it. So on March 1, we’ll start the delicate conversation that IS going to collide with our lives in at least 2 ways.  First, everyone will eventually …

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Feb 18

Becoming a minimalist hack!

Not sure when it happened.  Not sure when I started to find minimalism interesting.  For the purist I’m a minimalist hack.  But I enjoy reading and practicing certain aspects. When you enter my office you’ll notice that most flat spaces are empty. Flat as they should be. Clutter free.  Many of my bookshelves are empty.  …

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Feb 18

Safety Razor Shaving Life Experiment (men only)

Well, it was time for another life experiment.  While perusing the blog The Art of Manliness, I ran across a post entitled How to Shave Like Your Grandpa. It talked about bringing back the lost art of shaving with a double edged safety razor like in days of old (not so old that I don’t …

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Feb 17

How to get what you want!

Get what you want by asking the right questions! A few years ago I was introduced to a book entitled QBQ – The Question Behind the Question – Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life. Reading through the short book revealed something that I’ve long believed.  If you want to get what you want, …

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