Category Archives: country music

Singin’ A New Song In Music City

A song is a sequence of many notes — not one solitary note playing over and over again. –In the New Testament, the body of Christ is not one person speaking over and over again; but many members ministering to … Continue reading

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Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you (don’t follow your heart)

  We humans continually hustle to hide the hurt and hideousness of our cheatin’ heart behind religion, self-righteousness (self-justification), and/or rebellion. We deny the scathing seriousness of our sin and the evil nature of our heart, even though the Bible … Continue reading

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Beyond predictable religion to unpredictable, untamed ekklesia (quotes)

Church is caught in continual predictability, perpetually presenting the same basic program week after week. That’s one reasons millions of people are leaving church and calling themselves “Dones.” However, the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia is never the same from … Continue reading

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Music City’s Magic Country Music Marathon Motivates Many!

St. Jude Country Music Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K in Music City: Here are some quotations from signs spotted along the way in past Country Music Marathons that give us powerful life lessons: “Keep Going. Keep Going” (Never give up … Continue reading

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Paper Angels Movie (Jimmy Wayne & Angel Tree)

I attended the world premier in Nashville of the new movie, Paper Angels, written by Country singer Jimmy Wayne. What a well done and inspiring movie! The story is built around the Christmas Season and The Salvation Army Angel Tree … Continue reading

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Does LP Field Have A Message For Nashville? Perhaps. (New Name = Nissan Stadium)

Besides Tennessee Titans’ NFL games, does LP Field have a message for Nashville?  Perhaps. Since I wrote this blog post, the name LP Field has been changed to Nissan Stadium. Nisan is a Hebrew word. It is the name of the first … Continue reading

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Cravings Can Capture & Control Your Life

Unrestrained desire can dominate and defeat you.  Cravings can capture and control your life. Yet our society teaches us to surrender to desires, cravings, compulsions, and whims:  “If you feel like doing something, go for it, and don’t listen to … Continue reading

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