Category: Religion

Returning From Exile

Heard a wonderful story last Sunday with parallels from the Old and New Testament that really spoke to me.  Not only did it speak to me, it also provided much hope. The story came at the end of one of our many Sunday worship services.  This was a particularly special occasion as a wonderful couple, we’ll …

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Erik Smallwood the Boy Wonder!

I want to tell you about Erik Smallwood’s inspirational weight loss story…and more!  But you can’t handle the truth – yet, so let me set it up for ya! Several weeks ago I wrote a post about how I personally lost over 20 pounds – for now.  The “now” doesn’t denote more weight loss but …

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Soul Keeper – What Went Wrong?

A few Sunday’s ago I reminded everyone that YOU are the keeper of your OWN Soul.  Not the church, not your LifeGroup, only you are responsible for your own spiritual growth.  We live in a time like no other in Christianity to grow in our relationship with Christ.  The church, LifeGroups, the internet, etc… are …

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Becoming an Amazing Volunteer

Who doesn’t like the idea of becoming amazing – at anything!  This week I was researching various ways one can become an amazing volunteer and thought I’d share a few of my findings… Most are from Forbes.com, specifically Michael Lindenmayer… Here are some one liners from the article -The standard volunteer is insufficient -A mediocrity is …

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Remembering 9-11 in 2016

This week most Americans will take time to remember the horrific tragedy of 9-11.  As most of you can, I too can remember where I was when I heard the news.  I was driving my youngest daughter to her elementary school.  Rick and Bubba were on the radio and brought me the news. You could …

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Going Deeper Part 1

Paul warns against those that claim they want to go deeper in their faith when they’re not ready. “I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.” But there will come a time when you are.  If you feel you are ready and …

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Pokemon Go Explained!

Surely you’ve heard about Pokemon Go by now.  Yes it’s only a few days old yet it’s all the rage apparently.  But do you know anything about it? Neither did I until…  Until I heard this podcast explaining it all in less time than you can say Pokemon Go!  If you’re interested then you can …

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Cowart Venture Part 1

Cowart Venture Part 1… Several months ago at Friendship Church I cast a 50 year vision for the adoption of Cowart Elementary School.  At the time I wasn’t sure exactly what that would look like, remember it was a vision and not a plan!  As the months have passed the vision is slowly becoming a …

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Five Series Recap

So in case you missed any of the last series… Five – Five Decisions that could Alter your Future, here is a recap of the Main Points! Week 1 – Worship…Main Point – Rhythmic Worship is Wise Week 2 – Discipleship….Main Point – There’s a Cost to Discipleship Week 3 – Today…. Main Point – …

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Spotting High Achieving Volunteers and Tips to Keep Them

While many people use the terminology “Volunteer” we like to use the word servant.  Serve is a key aspect of the overall mission of the church, especially here at Friendship Church where our Mission/Vision statement is: Love God, Love Others and Serve. As you can imagine, it’s important to get the right servant in the …

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