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06 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Camp Whatever Fun and Memories

Once again, with the clear help of the Lord, the gang did it. What a fantastic effort put out by Chris, David, Mel and the "cast of 1000's" of volunteers to make CW what it was: a venue to allow kids to grow closer to the Lord (or find Him for the first time), clown [...]

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01 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

A Prayer Concern of Global Porportions

Please remember my friends. We'll call them Rick and Jeanne. They are preparing to service in another country, another culture.
And they are currently experiencing several different types of challenging events in their lives. These are potential roadblocks keeping them from focusing on what they need to be about.
Without going into a lot of [...]

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23 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

An Amazing Series … The Love Dare

I hope you have been able to be part of the recent series we've been having on the Song of Solomon. We call it The Love Dare and it's been nothing short of amazing.
No one opens the scriptures on marriage like our pastor, Pat Hood. He is humorous, yet insightful in him analysis of what [...]

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19 February 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Romance and Roses 2009 Pictures are Just a Click (or two) Away

I promised you some R&R pics. You can see them if you are on Facebook. (You know, by the way, that FB rules the world. At least that's what the latest issue of Fortune magazine tells us on its cover.)

Click on Facebook and look for my name for the Romance and Roses pics.

If you [...]

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16 February 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Let’s Look Back on the 10th Romance and Roses for a Moment …

What an incredible evening of … well … just what we had intended for the evening to be — laughter, fun, romance, delicious food, Charlie and Gina (read: more laughter!), a fine band doing Earth Wind and Fire, and yes, dancing, excellent entertainment (more laughter), some couple time - all under the umbrella of LifePoint, marriage and our Lord.
Here [...]

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05 February 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Oh What a Night Indeed!

Pat Hood, our senior pastor at LifePoint has posted a blog with the details of last night's incredible evening of outreach for our students, and it was worth noting that God blessed in an amazing way.
He is doing that a lot in our church. Let me brag on Him in another way. Just this week, [...]

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20 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

A ‘Name Makeover’ and a Presidential Word

As many of you may know, our church, First Baptist Church of Smyrna, TN, has undergone what I'll call a name makeover. That is, we are not dropping our Baptist name as our senior pastor, Pat Hood is adamant about. Rather, we are adjusting it to indicate a more glocal identity. ("Glocal" meaning an all-inclusive [...]

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19 June 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Catching Up Just a Bit

Hey there. Been a while. Been a lot of miles since we talked. And lots more to go, Lord willing. Here's what's gone on lately, with elaboration to follow in subsequent posts:
* Went on a fabluous marriage enrichment cruise to Alaska! (Hey, somebody's gotta do it!) Thanks to Pat for suggesting this wonderful idea. [...]

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09 April 2008 ~ 1 Comment

A ‘Super Sunday’ Poem

Many of you have kindly asked how Dad is doing. There is not a lot of change in his condition these days. But understand, it makes me feel so much a part of our church when you ask me about him. I know I’ve probably given the same answer many times to you because often [...]

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27 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Brazil Team Update

No, this is not a Brazil update. However, you can go to Chris Hollomon’s blog at (sound familiar?) and get David Mc’s update. (Thanks, Chris, for putting David’s updates on there!)
I am proud of this team to Brazil – students and leaders. They’ve been working hard each day loving children from the favelas [...]

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