Category Archives: wake-up call

When sermon-hearers aren’t allowed to make a peep, they easily fall asleep

When people fall asleep in church, instead of asking what church is doing to bore people, we make jokes about it. Church too often gives people this message: “If you don’t like the Sunday morning rap, you can always take … Continue reading

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Good news! If you let God light your fuse, you’ll loose your snooze!

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Could a sleeping church fall into a sinkhole?

Is the church Asleep on a mattress Over crumbling earth That’s about to collapse Into a huge sinkhole?

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Sequester — a wake up call that one nation under debt, with entitlements or tax breaks for all, cannot long endure.

Sequester — a wake up call that one nation under debt, with entitlements or tax breaks for all, cannot long endure. Forgive us, Lord, for being so focused on self and what we want; so little focused on others; and … Continue reading

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Is Soicety Reaping The Violence It’s Been Showing?

Is society reaping the graphic violence it’s been showing for decades in movies, on TV, and in video games?  Can that be a factor in the evil acts of random mass murder being frequently committed in America? Does showing scenes … Continue reading

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Perhaps It’s Time To Cry Out To God

Cry Out Nashville was a prophetic event held in Cumberland Park, overlooking downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Christ-followers gathered to worship God and to cry out for spiritual awakening and revival.  God is wanting believers in Nashville … Continue reading

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Do Americans Only Have Two Choices (Romney Or Obama) For A Better Future?

It’s the season of presidential politics in the USA.  Political conventions are in process, speeches are being made, hopes are being raised, and excitement is in the air.  On the other hand, accusations are being made and attack ads are … Continue reading

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