They Can’t Ruin Thanksgiving (so they skip it)

Originally posted on Rev. Shane L. Bishop:
Despite their best attempts, Thanksgiving is the one holiday that the USAmerican retail industry has not been able to completely ruin.  That is why they skip it now and jump from Halloween to Christmas.  They can’t ruin it so they skip it.  I love the fact we don’t…

I am a Christian (but not in bad mood about it)

Originally posted on Rev. Shane L. Bishop:
I am sitting in Chic-Fil-A. Just had a meeting and catching up on messages before I head in to work. There is instrumental Christian music playing (though I am unsure how instrumental music can be Christian) and I am thinking about this company. The owner just stopped by…

Self Awareness (on Social Media)

Here are some quick but poignant thoughts on self awareness (or the lack thereof) from a recent message on Joseph as they apply to Social Media: What many call “other awareness” is a blind side for many people. It represents the potentially serious gap between how we think others see us and how others actually seeContinue reading “Self Awareness (on Social Media)”

Forgetting to Remember (What Grandchildren Teach Us)

Originally posted on Rev. Shane L. Bishop:
Forgetting to Remember (Fairview Heights, Illinois, circa 2009) I had a really bad day.  Nothing really went wrong but I couldn’t find the hours to accomplish what I needed to do.  As the day wore on and deadlines approached, my mood became worse and worse.  By late afternoon…

A Football Story (It’s Really About Dad and Me)

Originally posted on Rev. Shane L. Bishop:
I was watching Monday Night Football tonight.  Here is a story from “Exactly As I Remember It” about the Dallas Cowbays, Dad and Me. A Football Story (It’s Really About Dad and Me) (San Antonio, Texas, circa 1974)   As a boy, there were three holy services of…

Harold (God Can Bless Anything but Nothing)

Originally posted on Rev. Shane L. Bishop:
Harold (Sumner, Illinois, circa 1994) My friend Craig LeQuatte says, “God is a God of multiplication.  He can bless anything but nothing.”  Sometimes we don’t do evangelism and faith sharing because we are afraid we will do more “harm than good.”  I have found in my years of…

Being a Part of Something Great (Involves Sacrifice)

Originally posted on Rev. Shane L. Bishop:
Smoky Mountain Trees (Great Smoky Mountain National Park, circa 2006) There is no place in the world Melissa and I like to visit more than the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Her people come from that area (and I wish mine did) so we…

When God doesn’t “Reconcile,” hit “Adjust”

Originally posted on Rev. Shane L. Bishop:
Every month I balance my checking account on Quicken.  Well, I sort of balance my checking account.  I am usually within a hundred dollars one way or the other (except for last month and possibly the one before that…) and I have zero interest in getting down to…