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The value of being a good closer

The value of being a good closer

By Dave Burchett
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Faith & Inspiration | Because many of you have somehow forgotten to buy my books (shameless link), I continue to make my primary living by directing sporting events. I am the…

"I'll think of a reason later"

By Dave Burchett
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Faith & Inspiration | A recent romp through the high-definition television channels triggered today's thoughts. I stumbled upon a concert by an artist named Lee Ann Womack. She was…

"Don't Get Above Your Raisin'"

By Dave Burchett
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Faith & Inspiration | The lovely Mrs. Burchett and I recently had the joy of watching Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder in concert. I have decided that if I am ever unresponsive…

What would my last lecture be?

What would my last lecture be?

By Dave Burchett
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Faith & Inspiration | Youngest son Brett suggested that I read The Last Lecture . The book came from the notoriety gained when professor Randy Pausch literally delivered his last…

I was (deep breath) wrong!

I was (deep breath) wrong!

By Dave Burchett
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Faith & Inspiration | There are a lot of fun things about being a published author. For example, you are forever a published author even if you end up in a lonely bargain bin at…

Banned words

Banned words

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | An eye-opening book titled The Language Police lists about 500 words that are banned from school textbooks. Some are amusing, some stupid (probably a banned…

Even the best are flawed

Even the best are flawed

By Dave Burchett
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Faith & Inspiration | I have written a lot about how people in the church do considerable damage with actions and words that do not reflect Jesus. I have been frustrated by…

Church signs of the times

By Dave Burchett
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Religion | I am sure that at least a few readers of these humble ramblings remember a song by Five Man Electrical Band. The song was called "Signs" and it told about…

I know who holds tomorrow

By Dave Burchett
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Faith & Inspiration | I couldn't help but smile and think of my dad as I watched the news today. He is now in eternity with Jesus but I thought about how the current debates in…

The real birdbrain

By Dave Burchett
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Faith & Inspiration | For one brief period Joni and I did not have to turn on the morning news shows for entertainment. Every morning as we got ready for the day we would hear a…

Back when I knew it all

By Dave Burchett
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Culture | OK, I admit it. I like country music. I also like rock, Motown, jazz, pop, folk, gospel, and classical music. But I once tried to distance myself from country…

The slow rot of sin

By Dave Burchett
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Faith & Inspiration | I spent some time thinking about the sad story of Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina. He has been a vocal advocate of family values and faith. He boldly…

 
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