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Handcuffed by Policy

Handcuffed by Policy Earlier this week fire crews and local police in Alameda, California could only watch as a man waded into San Francisco Bay, stood up to his neck in the water, and waited. After nearly an hour in the water, the man eventually drowned. Emergency crews did not respond because they could not–Alameda …Read the full blog…

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I’m Keeping My Appointments

I’m Keeping My Appointment So, do you have anything planned for the upcoming weekend? Perhaps you scheduled time to be with friends; maybe you have some home improvement projects on a “to do” list; maybe a little weekend trip out-of-town. It’s possible you have gone to a lot of trouble, planning and preparing…for nothing. According …Read the full blog…

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Everybody Needs Somebody

Everybody Needs Somebody In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell tells the strange story of Christopher Langan, a genius with a staggering IQ of 195. Mr. Langan was raised in poverty, one of four sons, each with a different father. One brother spent time in a foster home; another brother was sent to reform school. The …Read the full blog…

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A Fragment Society

A Fragment Society You may have noticed this trend…in fact, you may be contributing to it. Media sites such as NPR are reporting it. We don’t do whole things any more–we do things in bits and pieces. We don’t read complete books–we simply skim or catch excerpts. We don’t listen to whole CD’s–only the songs …Read the full blog…

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It’s Opening Day!

It’s Opening Day! That’s right, baseball fans (all seven of you out there), today is opening day for major league baseball. Eight teams take the field sometime today–in just a couple of hours the Kansas City Royals will open their season at home. Often a local celebrity will throw out a first pitch, then the …Read the full blog…

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What You Celebrate You Become

What You Celebrate You Become I’ve seen this idea expressed before in slightly different words, but this week it was this phrase that caught my attention: “What you celebrate you become.” The brief article acknowledged that the Christian community-at-large has become “known” for what we are against…and you can fill in the blank with a …Read the full blog…

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You Have More Power Than You Realize

You Have More Power Than You Realize Here’s another thought to add to last Sunday morning’s thoughts  about losing the weight of inadequacy (from the current sermon series, “The Biggest Loser”). We talked about first, admitting to our limitations or inadequacies; and second, claiming God’s power. We went on the note how this power is …Read the full blog…

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The Difference One Letter Can Make

The Difference One Letter Can Make Many of us know that airplane travel continues to be more complicated–baggage fee, seat selection fee, security costs, scheduling snafus, flight cancellations, etc. But here is something you may have missed the last time you booked a flight and boarded the plane: a single letter code that determines your “standing” among …Read the full blog…

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An Amazing Year

An Amazing Year It’s been a year…twelve months…365 days…an amazing year for our church family… In mid-March of 2009 the congregation voted on a name change for what had been known as Central Church of Christ. We chose to become RiverWalk Church of Christ. We began talking about an aggressive strategy of ministry outside the walls and …Read the full blog…

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One Way To Resolve A Dispute

One Way To Resolve A Dispute For almost thirty years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Well, the argument has been settled…I guess. According to an article from the AP, New Moore Island in the Sunderbans has disappeared. Just gone. Rising sea levels have resolved the …Read the full blog…

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