Blog: Have You Considered


15
Mar 2017

Someone who knows me saw my broken computer screen and said to me, “Crossroads is where technology comes to die.” That’s the second computer screen I have cracked in 3 years. Late last week, I dropped my cell phone and it landed on the phone’s already broken screen. The phone worked fine, but the touch screen showed no signs of life. I went to Walmart and spoke with a really smart tech guy who didn’t know my history of breaking screens, so I knew he wouldn’t look at me like, “You broke......

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08
Mar 2017
A Cup of Hot Chocolate

I read this today and it’s a “KEEPER!”    A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor now retired.  During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives. Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups – porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the......

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01
Mar 2017
Earth's Septic Tank

I have a septic tank at my house. More precisely, I have what is called a “sand filter.” They say that when the sewage is broken down in the septic tank and then pumped through the sand filter, it’s clean enough to drink. Hmm, any takers?  I didn’t think so. Did you know that the ocean is like a big septic tank? Here’s something interesting about the ocean: It covers 2/3 of the earth’s surface, and the average depth is 1.3 miles. The ocean is a salty brine that purges and cleanses......

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09
Feb 2017
Fathers, "Be Careful"

         A child is not likely to find God as a Father unless he finds something of God in his father. Simple, but profound isn’t it? I’m amazed how much time fathers spend providing the necessary life needs of his family. It takes more work and longer hours to accomplish this and most dads that I know, willingly make that sacrifice. Yet that doesn’t seem to be the greatest concern on the heart of God the Father. His concern is a bit different. Deuteronomy 8:10–13 (NLT) 10 When you have eaten your fill,......

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01
Feb 2017
Help! My Chimney is on Fire!

We have heated our home for over 40 years with wood. It’s the best. In the early morning with a hot cup of coffee and a gentle snow fall, life is good. The wood we burn is dry, but that has not always been the case. Over the years I have had several chimney fires because I burnt wet wood and the creosote that formed in the chimney caught fire. Nothing burns hotter than a chimney fire. It will crack the concrete blocks that form the chimney and cause an internal fire......

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20
Jan 2017

It’s good to be home! I feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. “There’s no place like home.” Now, I didn’t have magic shoes to click together or a Toto to carry. Instead I traveled for 30 hours and Cooper was there to meet me! Still, “There’s no place like home!” That’s what this Sunday morning service is all about …”There’s no place like home.” Next week, 14 small groups meet to begin the church wide campaign, “The Family Project.” If you haven’t signed up, then do so this Sunday morning. You......

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