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Interludish Type of Post

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Categories: random stuff

My friend Aaroneous has drawn a line in the sand pledging not to blog about something unless he really feels it.

*Sigh* I wish I had his ideals. I have taught him much, but this he did not learn from me. If I got nothing, I often post anyway. Like with this post right here.

My name is Jeff, and I am a compulsive blogger. (Oh, great. ANOTHER thing to go to counseling about.) 🙂

But to come to the point…let me tell you why I am posting this waste-of-time interludish post today.

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Uh-Oh…Jeff’s Philosophizing Again

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Categories: random stuff, What the heck was THAT?

Here’s another nugget from the Official Collection of Proverbs and Random Thoughts from Jeff the Twisted, Slightly Off-Center Philosopher:

“Most, if not all, of the dysfunction in relationships stems from one of two things:
  1. People who are not willing to deal with their own crap; and
  2. People who feel they need to deal with everyone else’s crap.”
Yep.

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Just Some of the Crazy Weird Stuff I’ve Encountered in Church Life

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Categories: random stuff, What the heck was THAT?

  • We have been invited by passers-by to visit their church on Sunday–after telling them we pastored a congregation. (This has happened more than once.)
  • A local mega-church pastor, who knew who we were, once openly tried to recruit one of our college girls to leave our house church and come to his mega-church.
  • While attending an Easter pageant at one of the larger churches in town, our teenage son was approached by a grinning church volunteer who shoved a tract in his hand, apparently assuming he was not a Christian because he was not dressed like a typical youth-grouper.
  • I have known two different pastors in two different states who were voted in by the church board, and then were locked out of the building when the pastors refused to play politics or be manipulated. (One had the contents of his office dumped in the parking lot.) In both cases, the majority of the congregation followed the new pastor out of the church and helped him start another one, while the stubborn church boards got stuck with the mortgage. 🙂
  • The day we launched this church (before we morphed into a house church), our very first visitor was a young guy in a three-piece suit who called himself “Jeremiah” and identified himself as a “prophet to the nations.” He told us he operated in all of the five-fold gifts. He had snuck out of a nearby mega-church to come check us out, apparently thinking he might find a ground-floor ministry opportunity.
  • One of our folks had a waitress at a restaurant tell him she was going into ministry because “there was good money in it, if you tell people what they want to hear.” She then tried to hit on him, knowing he was married.
  • One Sunday morning, one of our ladies who was preganant got morning sick while stopping at an apartment complex to pick someone up for church. As she bent over on the lawn, a lady ran up to her, tried to cast the devil out of her, handed her a brochure for her church, and walked away without another word. (It was the same church where my son had been handed the tract.)
Can you relate? Got any crazy church stories to tell?

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Quick Update

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Categories: prayer, random stuff

To all who left comments, and mainly to all who have been praying for us over the past couple of days…thank you so much.

Sorry I have be a bit vague about this, but the good news is basically that there has been no news. Much speculation, but thus far no change that drastically affects us. It’s not a settled issue; we still have to take it day by day and continue to lean on God, and not on our circumstances. So those things I asked you to be praying about are still good things to pray for us, as God brings us to mind. 🙂 But the 48-hour period where we were watching intently has passed without a significant event, and that’s a good thing.

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Crazy Times

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Categories: prayer, random stuff

I’m not sure why this is, but it seems like seasons of transition can be accompanied by so much chaos and upheaval.

I realize that we’re sort of “in between” seasons right now–something I’ve mentioned before. But it’s uncanny how much turbulence has occured in recent days, not just in our lives but in the lives of others around us. And the really weird thing is…the situations are unrelated to one another, but just all seem to be happening at once. At times like this, it’s hard to believe it isn’t something spiritual taking place.

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Quick Programming Note

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Categories: random stuff

Just in case you missed it…

If you had read my post Dangerous Musings About Equality Part 1, and were waiting for Part 2…I did write it and post it. However, because I forgot to reset the time/date from an earlier draft of it, it initially posted further down the list than it should have.

If this caused you to miss the post, you can go to it by clicking here.

CU L8R

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Words I See All the Time But Nobody Seems to Know What They Actually Mean

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Categories: fun, random stuff, What the heck was THAT?

I am a bit of a wordsmith. I like to write, and I like to talk (and I like to hear myself talk–a dynamic that doesn’t happen in blogland). I like to think that I have a formidable command of the English language, with an expansive repertoire of vocabulary words.

Indubitably. (I just threw that in for effect.)

A short rabbit trail…I used to have this friend named Ernesto that could blow us all out of the water vocabulary-wise. He was a preacher, and he had no problem getting up in front of everybody and throwing words out there like parametrage (which isn’t even English) and look at us all like we were supposed to know what it meant. Anyhow.

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I’m Back, The Blog Is One Year Old, and…Oh, By the Way, Happy New Year

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Categories: random stuff

Got back to Tulsa last night; got up this morning and delivered flowers. Needless to say, there has been little time for blogging the past couple of days. But I’m back now. Hi, there.

During this lapse…yesterday, to be exact…this blog turned one year old. Woo hoo!

I’ll be back on track within the next couple of days. Until then…hope your New Year is happy!
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