The time is now

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This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come for the Lord’s house to be built.’ ”  Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”… Read more »

Great day for a snow day

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I was up early yesterday, making phone calls and cancelling meetings and appointments. No drive to a morning meeting in Raleigh. No rush back to the office for afternoon appointments. Really, no rushing at all. I stayed home, drank coffee, watched every detail of the inauguration and enjoyed the visits of my kids (who provided snow… Read more »

Honoring the King on YouTube

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If you weren't able to attend the worship service this past Monday evening celebrating Martin Luther King Day, then we've given you a couple of links to get a taste of how the evening went. My daughter-in-law, Caroline, was thoughtful enough to take a couple of short videos from her seat in the congregation. We've… Read more »

An opportunity to honor the King

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“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10 KJV). This past Monday night, on the occasion of the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Day, I was privileged to be the featured speaker at the NAACP’s worship service and celebration. Several weeks ago, when the Rev. Alonzo… Read more »

A gracious farewell by another George

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“The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to… Read more »

Focusing on one thing

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“… this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14 KJV). The apostle Paul said, “This one thing I do.” He didn’t say, “These 100… Read more »

Coming down from 35,000 feet

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I just finished reading a book entitled, Innovative Planning: Your Church in 4-D, written by my good friend, Bud Wrenn. Bud is the founding pastor of Integrity Community Church, the Director of the Innovative Church Community and a former corporate executive. His book reflects the wealth of experience that he has gained in all those positions…. Read more »