Posts by Bell Avenue Church of Christ

Posts by Bell Avenue Church of Christ

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Rigged Game

As I began scrolling through social media, I noticed there were a lot of posts on the championship game of the professional football league here in the United States. A number of them were complaints that one team or the other cheated. Some showed videos that “proved that the NFL is rigged.” One showed a team fumbling the ball and a player trying to pick it up and run with it, as opposed to just falling on the ball to…
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Green Party

On March 16, Monica and I are excited to host our second annual (for Bell Avenue) Green Party! For review purposes, a Green Party is around St. Patrick’s Day. When you come (from 4:00 PM—6:00 PM) bring something edible to share that is green. If the food is naturally green, that’s OK—not much fun, but OK. If it is not “naturally” green, you just add green food coloring to make it green. This year we are working on a new…
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While our ladies are welcome to read this article, I specifically want to address the men, the real men, of our congregation. In September, 2011 a movie was released entitled “Courageous.” On Saturday, February 17, 2024 our Iron Sharpens Iron groups are going to embark on a study entitled: “Courageous Living Bible Study.” The study is based on the movie and the ups and downs of fatherhood and manhood as experienced by four law enforcement officers. It is essentially about…
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A Cold Head

For a couple of weeks, I had needed to get a haircut. I looked at the calendar and found a day when time and money would cooperate and I could get a haircut: Saturday, January 13, 2024. I got up, got dressed, checked in online, and headed to the hair cut place. Despite a “0 minute” wait time, I still had to wait 15 minutes! If you recall, the latest cold spell began right around that time. My hair, I…
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Dog Toys

We have three dogs in our home. Two of them are Jamie’s and the other is Monica’s. Monica’s dog is named Snuggles. When we got him, he was supposed to be trained to become a therapy dog that Monica could take with her to her classroom. We moved here, though, and his training fell by the wayside. Snuggles (I know, it is a weird name for a boy dog) thinks he is pretty smooth. The dogs have inside toys and…

Renewal Date

A couple of years ago, I purchased a subscription to a particular online software (no names will be mentioned). I paid the fee for a year and pretty much forgot about it for the next eleven months. Then I received a notice that my subscription was about to expire and that I needed to renew it. At that time, however, I did not have the money to renew it. The renewal date came and went without my being able to…
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Moving Adventures

This past week, I purchased a printer for my office. Setting up this new, wireless, Wi-Fi, printer was another adventure. I spent all day Tuesday trying to get it set up. Every try made it to the same point where I was told that the printer could not be connected to the network. The printer would install but be listed as “offline.” Richard Mayfield was kind enough to help me on Wednesday. He figured out that the printer was too…
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Thanksgiving Proclamation

On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued the following proclamation: Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their Joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts…
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Thankful Everyday

Ah, November! The air is crisp. The leaves, in most places, turn beautiful colors for a short time. And, towards the end of the month, people’s thoughts turn to being thankful for God’s blessings. November is also the one month of the year when everyone in my immediate family except me celebrates another revolution around the sun. Even my still fairly new to the family son-in-law’s birthday is in November! Fortunately a prospective future candidate for a similar spot in…
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Wrong Van

This past Monday I had an appointment with my PCP. The appointment went well and concluded with a flu shot — so I anticipate being sick with the flu in the next two or so weeks! After the appointment, I walked to my van. Our van is a white Dodge Grand Caravan. It looks like every other white Dodge Grand Caravan. I clicked the remote to unlock the doors and opened the door. When I opened the door, an alarm…
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Parts of the Body

Would you do me a favor? Pick up your right foot and move it in a clockwise circle (that’s to the right for those who only know digital time). Now, as you are moving your right foot in a clockwise circle, draw a “6” in the air. Your foot changed directions, didn’t it? Try it again, this time really concentrate on your foot NOT changing directions. It still changed directions, didn’t it? Do you know why? It has to do…
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Welcome August!

Can you believe that it is already August? It feels like the year started only yesterday, and tomorrow it will be 2024! We do, however, have to go through the remaining five months of 2023. Those five months are going to be super exciting for us here at Bell. What is going to make the next five months so exciting? I’m glad you asked! The short answer is YOU! The longer answer is what YOU (and the rest of the…
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