Author Archives: LJones

About LJones

Minister and story teller.

Growing Kingdom People – Caucus Ruckus

Caucus Ruckus In the interest of full disclosure, I am not an expert on the caucus system.  I know it is a means by which some state political parties choose their nominees for the presidential ticket.  I am also aware … Continue reading

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Growing Kingdom People – The Coronavirus: A Reminder

The Coronavirus: A Reminder Last Sunday, a young woman in our church approached me, following our time of worship.  She asked if I could talk with her about a prayer need.  We moved to a conversation spot in the Lobby … Continue reading

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Growing Kingdom People – Stop Saying “I Don’t Care!”

Stop Saying, “I Don’t Care!” A few days ago, I was in a conversation focused on the possible outcomes of political events in our country and their implications.   A participant in the conversation said, “I don’t care anyway!  I’ll probably … Continue reading

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Growing Kingdom People – Are You Crazy?

Are You Crazy? It appears everyone is crazy. Hardly a day goes by without a public figure suggesting an opponent has some form of mental derangement or deficiency. Is this really the case? Perhaps, in some instances.  But, not all … Continue reading

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Growing Kingdom People – Jeopardy, Alex Trebek and The Answer Is…

Jeopardy, Alex Trebek and the Answer is… Whether or not you are a Jeopardy fan, you are probably aware that Alex Trebek is battling pancreatic cancer.  Unfortunately, his cancer is advanced and the prognosis is disheartening.  Alex is facing his … Continue reading

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Growing Kingdom People – O Possum Baum

O Possum Baum! Poor Zatara! A man walked into a plane with an opossum. No joke!  It happened. Gerald Tautenhahn and his opossum Zatara, flew Jet Blue for a Thanksgiving visit with his mother in Texas.  But on the return … Continue reading

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Growing Kingdom People – Money Has Its Day

Money Has Its Day Have you ever thought about how many days are named after a financial exchange? For years, families braved “Black Friday”, the insane first official Christmas shopping day after Thanksgiving.  Then came “Cyber Monday”, which reduced the … Continue reading

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Growing Kingdom People – Killing Thanksgiving

Killing Thanksgiving Recently, I conducted a brief study of thanksgiving in the Bible. Since there is some dispute about the location of the first official Thanksgiving on American soil, I thought perhaps I could help reduce hostilities by finding proof … Continue reading

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Growing Kingdom People – Big Time Weather Forecast

Big Time Weather Forecast With winter weather upon us, I have a question: How many times do you check the weather forecast in the course of a day? People have always been concerned about the weather, but greater access to … Continue reading

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Growing Kingdom People – The Meaning of the Black Cat

The Meaning of the Black Cat Black cats have generally been considered as omens of bad luck or an indication of a satanic presence. In the time of the Pilgrims, some thought black cats were “familiars” (demons) in league with … Continue reading

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