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  • My wife and I recently said goodbye to Direct TV and all of the local cable services, and instead bought a Roku set-top unit and a Netflix subscription for eight […]

    The Gospel According To Earl Hickey

    My wife and I recently said goodbye to Direct TV and all of the local cable services, and instead bought a Roku set-top unit and a Netflix subscription for eight […]

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  • … And I don’t mean that I’m dreaming while I’m drunk. I had the strangest dream this morning.  I dreamed that I was in my local church, going about my […]

    Pink Elephant Dreams

    … And I don’t mean that I’m dreaming while I’m drunk. I had the strangest dream this morning.  I dreamed that I was in my local church, going about my […]

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  • Some people just beg to made fun of.  For those of you who don’t know who Benny Hinn is, all you need to know is that he’s the king of […]

    Benny Hinn – Dark Lord Of The Sith

    Some people just beg to made fun of.  For those of you who don’t know who Benny Hinn is, all you need to know is that he’s the king of […]

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  • While going about my business today (i.e. taking a shower), I was reminded of the lyrics from an old Petra song: These days shallow and feeble resolve abound And true […]

    Success Because Of Service

    While going about my business today (i.e. taking a shower), I was reminded of the lyrics from an old Petra song: These days shallow and feeble resolve abound And true […]

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  •   Every once in a while, a man needs to do an about-face and admit that he was wrong.  Mark your calendars, because you’re going to hear me do it […]

    How I Learned To Love Modern Praise Music

      Every once in a while, a man needs to do an about-face and admit that he was wrong.  Mark your calendars, because you’re going to hear me do it […]

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  • I’m not one to wake up in the middle of the night with something particular on my mind, but it happened tonight.  3:00 am and *bam*, there I was, wide […]

    Strange 3am Awakenings

    I’m not one to wake up in the middle of the night with something particular on my mind, but it happened tonight.  3:00 am and *bam*, there I was, wide […]

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  • I don’t normally admit this out loud, but I was listening to NPR today.  I had a 45-minute wait late in the afternoon, and the AM radio reception was terrible. […]

    Children Are Not A Fashion Accessory

    I don’t normally admit this out loud, but I was listening to NPR today.  I had a 45-minute wait late in the afternoon, and the AM radio reception was terrible. […]

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  • I’m a modern anachronism.  I try to stay current on technology and cultural changes, and yet I still retain a great deal of the core values and beliefs of generations […]

    Does Anyone Remember Chivalry?

    I’m a modern anachronism.  I try to stay current on technology and cultural changes, and yet I still retain a great deal of the core values and beliefs of generations […]

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  • I’ve spent the last year or more thinking a great deal about what unity in the church should look like.  What I know clearly is that as a whole, true […]

    Seeking Unity Among the Divided

    I’ve spent the last year or more thinking a great deal about what unity in the church should look like.  What I know clearly is that as a whole, true […]

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  • There’s nothing new under the sun. No problem has seized you except that which is common to man. “But today is different”, you say.  “We have the Internet.  People are […]

    What Was Old Is New Again

    There’s nothing new under the sun. No problem has seized you except that which is common to man. “But today is different”, you say.  “We have the Internet.  People are […]

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  •   There’s a trend developing within the church that I don’t like.  A trend that I think will cause increasing trouble.  A trend that, if not dealt with clearly and […]

    Christians, Leave Your Politics At The Door

      There’s a trend developing within the church that I don’t like.  A trend that I think will cause increasing trouble.  A trend that, if not dealt with clearly and […]

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  • I wouldn’t have thought it, but apparently I’m quite the hit in certain circles. I had just come out of the shower and had walked into the kitchen to put […]

    Out of the Mouths of Babes – On Making a Good Entrance

    I wouldn’t have thought it, but apparently I’m quite the hit in certain circles. I had just come out of the shower and had walked into the kitchen to put […]

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  • Some of the best conversations with my son Patrick come after dinner when we’re just sitting around the table.  Of course, I’m learning that I have to be careful with […]

    Out of the Mouths of Babes – Teaching Your Kids the Wrong Things

    Some of the best conversations with my son Patrick come after dinner when we’re just sitting around the table.  Of course, I’m learning that I have to be careful with […]

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  •   Twelve years ago, the initial seed crystal of “Slaves to Convenience” formed in my mind on the highways of western Texas.  It began an entire personal examination of  how […]

    Slaves To Convenience – You Might Be Spoiled

      Twelve years ago, the initial seed crystal of “Slaves to Convenience” formed in my mind on the highways of western Texas.  It began an entire personal examination of  how […]

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  • One of the defining characteristics of American culture is the emphasis on the individual.  Everywhere you turn, it’s nearly impossible to not be assaulted with reminders of how much we’re […]

    My Right To Myself

    One of the defining characteristics of American culture is the emphasis on the individual.  Everywhere you turn, it’s nearly impossible to not be assaulted with reminders of how much we’re […]

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  •   If nothing else, God has a sense of irony.  Only four days after writing my piece titled “Slaves to Convenience”, we were smacked with a tremendous ice storm that […]

    Slaves to Convenience – The Ice Storm

      If nothing else, God has a sense of irony.  Only four days after writing my piece titled “Slaves to Convenience”, we were smacked with a tremendous ice storm that […]

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  • I was cleaning my desk today, and amongst the clutter I scrounged up 80 cents in loose change.  There's not much that I'm going to accomplish with 80 cents, but I know that my sons love to collect coins for their piggy banks.

    Out of the Mouths of Babes

    I was cleaning my desk today, and amongst the clutter I scrounged up 80 cents in loose change. There's not much that I'm going to accomplish with 80 cents, but I know that my sons love to collect coins for their piggy banks.

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  • Our society has become dominated by some "enlightened" sentiment that our feelings are the most important thing in our lives.  The unspoken understanding is that the worst thing you can do to a person is hurt their feelings.

    The Offended Irritate Me

    Our society has become dominated by some "enlightened" sentiment that our feelings are the most important thing in our lives. The unspoken understanding is that the worst thing you can do to a person is hurt their feelings.

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  • I sit at a distance and watch these things happen to Chad, and my heart grieves with him because I can only empathize with the enormous sense of loss.  For my part, though, the most frustrating thing about being a spectator to all of this is the knowledge that there's not a damned thing I can do to really help.

    When Words Fail

    I sit at a distance and watch these things happen to Chad, and my heart grieves with him because I can only empathize with the enormous sense of loss. For my part, though, the most frustrating thing about being a spectator to all of this is the knowledge that there's not a damned thing I can do to really help.

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  • My charming, iridescent, effervescent bride is the proprietor of Heather Kitchen Images.  As such, she’s frequently running around taking pictures of anything that isn’t protected by armed guards.  My sons […]

    Middle-Age Poster Boy

    My charming, iridescent, effervescent bride is the proprietor of Heather Kitchen Images.  As such, she’s frequently running around taking pictures of anything that isn’t protected by armed guards.  My sons […]

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