LIFE MATTERS

Saying ‘no’ without regret

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

My friends, I am aware of a worldwide epidemic. As someone who works primarily with volunteers, I've seen it for years.

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The great (rut) escape

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

One of my influencers quips that when asked what he thinks about a subject he says, "I don't know; I haven't blogged about it yet." His point is that he processes his thoughts on a subject through writing about it.

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Why do I have to be the bad cop?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

You are likely familiar with the phrase "good cop/bad cop." Before I continue, I must offer the disclaimer that I mean no disrespect to any law enforcement personnel by using this familiar terminology.

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Will you still love me, Tomorrow?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

May 13, 1988: Brilliant, energetic, 26-year-old preacher boy with gorgeous wife and 5-day-old daughter walks across the stage and receives his seminary Master's degree with the expectation that some grateful church would be waiting anxiously to call him as their pastor.

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The Great Pretender

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

This is one of those days when I have no inspiration to write.

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Know when more information is needed

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

You've heard of TMI, right? "Too much information."

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When it rains, it pours

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

A couple of weeks ago, I headed for home after a gully-washer of a rain. When I walked through my front door, I was greeted by a puddle of standing water.

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Confessions of a fume runner

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Writing inspiration comes from all kinds of places and circumstances. I never know when something is going to spark an idea.

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A David and Goliath tale

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Have you heard of the Goliath Bird Eating Spider? If not, Google it and/or do a YouTube search. I'd never heard of this gigantic tarantula until last night when Mrs. Sweetie and I spent time with an amazing young woman and her family.

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Something about Larry

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

By the time I met him, signs were already there, albeit unrecognized. He had been described as a bit aloof, uncomfortable socially, a hesitant conversationalist.

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Collecting memories

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I once had a great collection of cheesy souvenir coffee mugs from every place I vacationed. The more it screamed, "I am cheap, but I have the name of this place in big, bright letters," the higher its chances of making my collection.

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How to dress for success

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Mrs. Sweetie and I were having lunch recently when we got a good chuckle.

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How to be happy with your choices

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Have you ever thought about what "superhero power" you would like to have? Flight? X-ray vision?

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Oh, grow up, ya big baby!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Grow up! I've both spoken those words and had them spoken to me. Sometimes (rarely, I'm sure), it is because I might have been behaving in a slightly juvenile manner.

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Let’s make our own conspiracy

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I was driving through a small town in the Texas Panhandle a few days ago. It was already past my bedtime, which means it was dark.

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I’m just sayin’

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

"Christians should not be whiners or jerks. No, I am not referencing anyone in particular. Yes, you can quote me."

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How to never have another bad day

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

When my kids were little, we often read to them the classic children's book, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."

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Safe!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

At least 90 percent of the time, I write this column from the rocking chair in my living room. It is my place to meet with God each morning, consume much coffee, and be inspired.

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Let’s make it simple

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

As a longtime preacher, I appreciate preacher jokes. Like the preacher who noticed his wife sitting on the front row holding a little sign with one word: KISS.

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Let’s make history!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I want to begin this week's column with a heartfelt "thank you." Many of you shared wonderful comments on my blog (and in person) after last week's posting about my Thingy.

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