Monthly Archives: August 2009

Update On Jail Visit

I was able to visit the man who entered our church service yesterday with his mostly incoherent yet extremely startling shouting. I was a little worried about the visit, with lots of TV and movie images of jail visits running … Continue reading

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Hate Crime?

I just heard the KSLA news report about the man who entered our Sanctuary yesterday screaming his conflicting thoughts about God. The report said he did this at another church as well. The officer interviewed indicated that they would try … Continue reading

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“Jairus Revisited” Video

My apologies about the lower audio level at the beginning.  You will need to turn it up to hear it.  We are working on getting a better version up soon.  There is another version on the Crossings website without sound … Continue reading

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Breastplate Prayer

I arise today Through God's strength to pilot me; God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's hand to guard me.  This is part of St. Patrick's Breastplate prayer.  More of it and other morning Christian meditations are here.

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Catching Up on Videocasts

I'm catching up on sermon posts for this blog.  Here is one from July 5, 2009 and the one from last Sunday will be up soon as well. "Amazed" from john henson on Vimeo.

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After the Rain

Randy LeBlanc, our Minister of Music, combined a great eye and an expensive camera together for some shots of FBC after a rain storm.  I found this one on our server at work

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Gift Basket

When I walked into my office this morning, I was greeted by this large basket of goodies and helpful books awaiting me on my desk.  A letter was inside, telling me it was from "Empty Arms, A Ministry of First … Continue reading

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I was hunting for some words to a hymn and ran across the full Doxology and the story behind it.  The full hymn is below and the source and story are here.  It's best to read the story behind it … Continue reading

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Today started with a chapel service at Maggie Lee's school–First Baptist Church School–which was in her honor.  It was a beautiful service, with Lisa Alford's accompaniment to "Victory in Jesus," Kari Turner's solo, Dr. Greg Hunt's words of comfort for … Continue reading

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We Now Have A Freddy

Below is the picture of our new reptile in his 40 gallon tank in Jack's room.  No more lizards after this. For now.   This one–a Bearded Dragon–is from the Feronti family in Justin, TX.  Don, Lauri, Patrick and Jenna … Continue reading

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