Category Archives: creativity

Church of low expectations

First century Christianity filled people with hopeful expectations, supernatural surprises, and life transformation. Why not today? A Christian meeting should freely demonstrate both the humility of the fruit of the Spirit and the power of the gifts of the Spirit. Christianity … Continue reading

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When life gives you lemons (16 alternatives to lemonade)

We’ve all heard the popular phrase about what to do when life gives you lemons.  But what if you don’t want (or like) lemonade? Perhaps we could learn from inventor, George Washington Carter, (who came up with hundreds of things … Continue reading

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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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