Monthly Archives: May 2019


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May 2019
Timeless Lessons on the Road of Life

Last Saturday night, country music star Eric Church took the stage in downtown Nashville at the Titans stadium as a part of his “Double-Down Tour.” He broke Taylor Swift’s attendance record for a concert at Nissan Stadium. One of his new songs is called “Some of It.” It accurately tells the story about the many different ways we learn timeless lessons in life: “Some of it… you learn the hard way. Some of it… you read on the page. Some of it… comes from heartbreak. Most of it… comes with age. None......

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May 2019
Summer Reading List

Clay Stauffer *“The Second Mountain” by David Brooks “Them” by Ben Sasse “Counterfeit Gods” by Tim Keller “Love Your Enemies” by Arthur Brooks *“Spiritual Reflections” by Clay Stauffer “Seculosity” by David Zahl   Lauren Beuerlein “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert “The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck “The Frontline Generation” by Marjorie K. Eastman *   Roy Stauffer “On the Brink of Everything” by Parker Palmer “The Reason for Life” by Richard Simmons, “Holy Envy” by Barbara Brown Taylor “Them” by Ben Sasse “The Universal Christ” by Richard Rohr “America at......

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20
May 2019
Healthy Marriage in a Lonely Culture

Megan and I recently took a special trip celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary. We spent time reflecting on how much our lives have changed since May of 2009, three kids being the most obvious. Marriage remains a very important institution in our culture but one that takes ongoing effort, sacrifice, and intentionality. Psychologist John Gottman, known as “the dean of marriage scholars,” says this: “Happy marriages are based on deep friendship, mutual respect for and enjoyment of each other’s company. These couples tend to know each other intimately – likes, dislikes, personality......

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06
May 2019
Life's Second Mountain

THANK YOU to everybody who has made a commitment to support Woodmont’s mission and ministry for another year. We have had a very strong response and now we are moving into the follow up phase of our campaign. You can still email your pledge to Chris Beck pledge@woodmontcc.org. We set our operating budget every year based on these commitments. The new church year runs July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Last week, I attended the funeral for real estate developer Jimmy Webb. Jimmy was a friend, a great man, born and......

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