Category Archives: creativity

Tweaking old clichés

Think outside the cliché. Nonsense makes the heart lose wonder. If you’ve seen one cliché, you’ve seen them all. If you’re going to use a cliché, at least take the time to come up with an original one. Clichés help … Continue reading

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No time for spectators in church –MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. put it this way: “There are many people who have caught the dangerous disease of ‘spectatoritis.’ Such persons are only spectators or onlookers but not participants. Such persons watch the minister and choir indulge in prayer … Continue reading

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If the Gaylord Opryland donkey could talk

(Get your copy here.) If the donkey in Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee could talk he might say . . .

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X marks the spot in Nashville for encouragement, healing, and hope.

Nashville’s spot for encouragement, hope, and healing! Encouragement: Allowing the heart-felt sharing of spiritual insights, releases the power and presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ into a group of people. Healing: –Holy Spirit– Spirit stirings In your soul, Heal … Continue reading

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Trending can B a Trap!

Trending can be a trap! When you cruise with the contemporary culture’s current you become a confused captive of its craziness. Know when 2 say “No,” and not go with the flow! “The man who follows the crowd will usually … Continue reading

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Is a one-man sermon like one-man soccer? (Getting a kick out of soccer.)

Getting a kick out of soccer . . . While watching a soccer (football) game, I noticed that no one person kept constant control of the soccer ball. Instead the ball was being headed, kicked, passed, run, and rolled all over the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons 2 Read The Blog “Free Gas For Your Think Tank”

Here are the top ten reasons to regularly read my blog Free Gas For Your Think Tank: 10) It is written in Nashville, the city with the hit ABC TV show named after it. 9) Free gas is better than cheap … Continue reading

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