Category Archives: Christmas

An experience while in ekklesia

Yesterday while meeting in ekklesia at The Salvation Army Berry Street, I kept feeling my phone vibrating in my pocket. I would then put my hand on the phone, but it wasn’t vibrating. This happened over and over. Finally words … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14, birth of Christ, birth of Jesus, Christmas, dropped calls, gifts of the Spirit, house church, Matthew 10:19, open church, organic church, organic church in institutional church, oxymorons, prophetic, prophetic insight, simple church, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Matter is Mist-ticle — Reality is Mystical!

Matter is Mist-ticle — Reality is Mystical! –Everything around you is made of tiny, empty energy balls (called atoms) spinning at the speed of light. Scientists say that the content of all the atoms in the universe is about the … Continue reading

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Nashville’s “Singin’ Bell Ringer” — Curtis Littlepage

Our Berry Street “Singin’ Bell Ringer,” Curtis Littlepage, makin’ music with Gnash (the Nashville Predators Hockey Team’s mascot) at the Green Hills Kroger in Nashville during the 2014 Christ*mas Season. Curtis spreads contagious joy as a bell ringer by singing Christmas songs … Continue reading

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Jeremiah Mandate Meetings — The Holy Spirit Teaches . . .

The Holy Spirit is the best Bible teacher ever–better than any preacher, sermon, conference, school, commentary, study guide! All those things have helped me but little and they have trouble keeping my interest.. –However, reading the Bible myself and sensing … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, alternative church, alternative lifestyle, Apostle Paul, Bible, Christmas, Don't be afraid, Galatians, hearing God, Holy Spirit, Nashville, Old Testament, Paul of Tarsus, Quotations, Salvation Army, speaking by the Spirit, speaking from the heart, weeping prophet, Where is God? | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Salvation Army Red Kettle Donations Link

You can help The Salvation Army right where you are.  No need to go looking for one of our Red Kettles.  Just click on the donation link: The Salvation Army Red Kettle Donation Link Help support The Salvation Army Berry … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Unusual Christmas Greeting

For me, Merry Christmas won’t do.  The day celebrating the world’s most unusual event needs a very special greeting.  So here’s my attempt at the world’s most unusual Christmas greeting: May you have a joyous celebration of Jesus’ birthday and … Continue reading

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What Do You Call The Sunday After Thanksgiving?

What do you call the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day? After Black Friday . . . After Small Business Saturday . . . But before Cyber Monday . . . It’s Reason For The Season Sunday! Jesus Christ is the reason … Continue reading

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Christmas Season Job Opportunity In Nashville

Have fun and make money for you and your family while helping a non-profit raise funds.  Be a Salvation Army Christmas season bell ringer. Work 8 hour shifts between Thanksgiving & Christmas Day at retail stores in Hermitage, Donelson, and … Continue reading

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My Top 12 Blogs For 2011

Here are links to my Top 12 Blogs For 2o11: #1)  Did Oprah Read My Book #2)  Who’s My #1 Greatest American?  William Lloyd Garrison #3)  Talk About Expensive Gas #4)  Where Did Sojourner Truth Get Her Name? #5)  Church … Continue reading

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The Christmas Gift Most Commonly Left Unopened

Every year some Christmas gifts remain unopened.  They are lost and/or forgotten in the holiday hustle, buried under discarded wrapping paper, accidentally tossed with the trash. So what is the most commonly unopened Christmas gift?  You would think it would … Continue reading

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