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Why Doing Nothing Makes More Sense


He had … … nowhere to go … … and nothing to do … … and no time to go or do it in. Who? God! Oh, right. I thought about what happened before this opening line to a very … Continue reading

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A Community Rises from the Rubble


What can a person learn about communityfrom moving a pile of rocks? In early July, I went to Two Rivers, Alaska as a part of a short-term mission team from the Midwest. Our team of 37 worked in cooperation with … Continue reading

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4 Traits to Cultivate for Community Health


I’ve noticed in my travels four common traits across cultures. To be a healthy, viable culture, I believe all four need to be present. Humor. I exchanged jokes with a Russian friend while my family and I lived in Khabarovsk, … Continue reading

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McCarville’s Team Luau! Wet Coconut Contest Tonight


The sign read: McCarville’s Team Luau! Wet Coconut Contest Tonight. I’d passed the shelter multiple times, read the sign, saw people milling about, and became curious (imagine that!). After two days, my initial caution surrendered to curiosity and I headed … Continue reading

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Small Town Triples in Size Overnight!


How does a city, population 5184, triple its size in a matter of days? It hosts a country music festival. Here are some observations about our local festival, Star-Spangled Celebration, and how they apply to Christian community. Consistency is important. … Continue reading

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4 Benefits of a Healthy Community


Josh Hamilton hit four homeruns on Tuesday night. Some of you are asking … Who’s Josh Hamilton? What do homeruns have to do with Christian community? What’s a homerun? (Well, probably no one’s asking this question; and if you are, … Continue reading

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The Two Things That Happen When We Talk


My brother Wayne and I strolled along one of my favorite places in the world—the San Antonio Riverwalk. As we walked, we talked, and, as we talked, we remembered. Square dancing … Mexican food … Rooftop swimming pools … And … Continue reading

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