Category Archives: ideas

Catchy sayings for church bulletins

Here are some of my original thoughts that you may (or may not) want to put in a church bulletin: Don’t keep doing what isn’t working to give you peace. Make a U-turn to God. Hostile words hold us hostage … 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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Coloring beyond the church-in-a-program box

Color outside the “church program” lines. Think beyond the “church as usual” box. Let’s break out of the church-in-a-program box! “A need for precision and perfection has always been an enemy of art, which is about coloring outside the lines. … Continue reading

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Meeting the Halloween Challenge! (Reformation Day.)

–The greatest challenge for Halloween is not decorating, or getting a costume that suits you, or which party to go to, or getting the kids ready for trick or treating, or even the weather. The greatest challenge is to take … Continue reading

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Locking Myself Out Of My House Made Me A Philosopher

On a solitary stay-cation today, I took something to my car for an outing I had planned.  When I returned to my back door, I discovered that I had locked myself out of my house. No problem.  My neighbor has … Continue reading

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