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Real Faith Lives in a Real World

Buckle Up! I was reading today on social media where one of our church leaders was sitting by the fire at home with no heat. After a call to check on them my mind raced back to the Alabama blizzard of 1993. We were living in Alexander City, Alabama. Kristen was in elementary and the boys were yet to start preschool. In the midst of the blizzard our family was at home with no power, no heat, no water and...

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Taking Care of Your Soul

  Buckle Up! Several of you have asked where I have been driving on my Sunday Drive recently. Well, my physical Sunday Drive is much closer now as Melinda and I moved nearer to the Brentwood Campus about a month ago.  With the holidays and move I parked the truck for a while on writing the Sunday Drive Communication article. This week the engine turned over and I am back in the driver’s seat again with my weekly Sunday Drive...

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A Prayer for Thanksgiving

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side. We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us...

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The Bridge Builder

THE BRIDGE BUILDER By Will Allen Dromgoole   An old man, going a lone highway, Came at the evening cold and gray, To a chasm, vast and deep and wide, Through which was flowing a sullen tide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim- That sullen stream had no fears for him; But he turned, when he reached the other side, And built a bridge to span the tide.

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Taught or Caught

Thinking back across many years of teaching I am reminded that much of what sticks with a learner is not what was “taught” standing behind the lectern or in front of a class; but what was “caught” in conversations over a cup of coffee or modeled for others to observe. I have often said “the best teaching is caught, not taught.”  At Brentwood Baptist we often talk about “Doing Life Together”. Most think of this design as a way to...

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