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Map or Compass?

I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. I lived there for over 20 years. More than that, I was the pickup and delivery guy for my family’s television and appliance business. This means I drove the delivery trucks all over the city. I knew every back alley and shortcut in every area of Huntsville. Tell me where you wanted to go and I could tell you the quickest way to get there. Now when I go to Huntsville, I can’t drive at all. I don’t know where anything is. Why? All of my landmarks have been torn down. My junior...more

In the Middle of the Middle Tennessee Initiative

From the beginning, we’ve understood the facilities at 7777 Concord Road are a base—a place where people are enlisted, trained, and then deployed to places of Kingdom service. As growth has continued, we’ve known we would establish regional campuses (forward operating bases) that would be nearer different people and opportunities of ministry. We knew this was going to happen. We just didn’t know it was going to happen this fast. In the past several months, we have begun construction of the new facility at our Station Hill campus. We’ve remodeled and opened the facility for our Avenue South campus....more

Check Your Bearings

Ships do not sail in a straight line. Wise captains are constantly adjusting their course to counter the effects of the winds and currents. Cars do not travel in a straight line. Good drivers are constantly making small steering adjustments to counter the pull of the road and yes, even the wind. Notice your hands the next time you drive. Your hands are constantly reacting to the outside forces that try to push or pull your car off its course. We do not live in straight lines. Our lives are constantly pushed and pulled by family demands, professional expectations,...more

The Dirty Work of Life

When you’re a kid, you grow up thinking when you’re older, you won’t ever do chores again. As you get older, of course, you realize that you’ll be doing chores for the rest of your life. Garbage doesn’t empty itself. Clothes don’t wash themselves and how often you clean the bathroom depends on just how much dirty you can stand. It’s bad enough having to clean up your own mess, but when you get married, there are two of you making the mess. Now, who cleans up? You would think this would be an easy discussion. It’s not. One...more

Preaching Your Own Funeral

Elizabeth Bridges was the church musician in the little church I grew up in. She taught me piano. Well, she gave me a few lessons and then politely suggested I find another endeavor for my life. She played the organ in our worship services, accompanied the choir on the piano, and sang with a very mellow alto voice. Elizabeth died two weeks ago and my mom and I attended her funeral. Over the years, my family has become very close to Elizabeth and her husband, Bill. When we walked in, we heard music being played on a piano. My...more
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