How the Net Reawakened Worship

Spiritual Ideas, Stories
I was reading an article in Wired magazine last night about how the internet has changed things over the past 10 years. I love the fact that just 10 years ago smart people were calling the internet a fad or something that would never go mainstream. It was hard to see how much the easy collection of information would change our lives. (does anyone remember life before www.imdb.com back then if I couldn’t figure out what movie someone else had been in I was forced to suffer until my friend Kenny called me back) One of the things in the article that really jumped out at me was that one of the reasons people thought the internet would fail was because of the money it would cost to fill it…
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Time Management

Stories
I was reading an article on time management today. (I know your greatest desire it to know what I am reading every day) Anyway, I wanted to give my own time management tips. It seems like most time manager people are very organized and very anal and the stuff that they tell you to do just isn’t possible. So for all of you youth pastors out there here is my time management tip for scatter brained, short attention span, lazy people like me. If you are like me it is hard to differentiate between when you are working and when you aren’t. I end up working at all times during the day, sometimes in my office and sometimes at home. Because of this I used to feel guilty all of…
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The Man Who Didn’t Care (A Fairy Tale)

Stories
I have been struggling with this idea that we get our identity from other and if we could just forget about the opinions of others and live in God's opinion of us we could do all sorts of cool stuff with God. But most of us are so concerned with what others think we are paralyzed. I was thinking about a sermon on this idea all day so tonight I am playing guitar in the Sanctuary of my church and this idea comes to me "The Man Who Didn't Care: A Fairy Tale" and it just felt right. I don't know if this is good. (I haven't read it yet, only just typed what was in my head) but it feels right somehow. I do know that if someone really…
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The Perfect Cast

Stories
Alright so I am sitting out at the park and there is a little girl here with a fishing pole. It is obviously a little kids pole, but it is still longer than this littler 3 year old is tall. It has a reel on it, the kind that you have to push the button to let the string out and her father has been sitting some ways from the water casting it in. Now it is her turn so she walks over towards the waters edge and begins to try casting her “bait” into the water. At the end of the string there is a large yellow lure looking thing that obviously doesn’t have a hook because if it did she would be screaming with a hook stuck in…
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Flat

Stories
Today was one of those “real” rainy days that happen so rarely in the deep summer here in the deep south. I say it is a real rainy day because we have a myriad of days of rain, but most times the rain is late afternoon rain. Most times it is the rain that comes when the air gets so think with water that it just can’t hold it anymore and for a moment it pours down in sheets and then just as quickly the rain is gone and the steam backing up off of the concrete makes everything smell clean, but feel just awful, and the sweat just stands on your body because the air is already too saturated to take anymore liquid and you just stand there in…
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