I was visiting a man in the hospital along with a group of friends. One was a young lady who sang well and played guitar. She was talented and spiritually gifted as well... As we were praying for the man, I got a verse in my mind. At the same instant, she began playing the intro to a song. The song was based on the verse. I read it and we sang. Then we prayed for the man and all of us felt the presence of God and the emotion of the moment. Afterwards, I asked my musician frie
My fellow-pastor and broadcaster friend, Al Stewart had a baptism of fire when he first went on live TV. His friend, the program producer, explained that when they counted down and the camera lights came on, they’d be live with no delay and no opportunity to edit. Al said he was OK with that. After a few minutes, at the top of the hour, the producer counted down and then opened, 5-4-3-2-“GOOD EVENING ALL!” The host went through his opening comments, but quickly turned to Al.
"Funnel head syndrome." That's my name for an illness affecting our culture today--even in the church. "Funnel head syndrome" is the tendency to be open to having anyone pour anything into our brains and then to adopt it as fact. We listen to the news on the major networks and accept it as reality, for instance. If we thought about it for just a second, we'd recognize that most of it is biased and little more than socialist political commentary with some half-truths mixed in
When I was in sales, my manager convinced me to use an “application specific license” to in effect, give a massive price break to a company in order to close a sale. The problem was, I knew that corporate designed this license for a VERY limited use of our software—far below what my customer wanted to do with it. I went along with it, closed the deal, but never got over the guilt. In fact, my boss’s boss tried to get me to increase the payment later by “expanding” their use o