The Waffle House Spin

Scott AtteberyChristian Living, Church

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I love Waffle House. This morning, I sat at the counter and enjoyed scrambled eggs and coffee. As I was eating and listening to interesting conversations around me, I glanced up and noticed a sign that said, “T-Bone Steaks: World’s Leading Server.” No doubt, someone in Waffle House’s marketing department stumbled upon this little-known fact and decided to broadcast it to the … Read More

A Stitch of Sobriety

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

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It was a typical morning. After breakfast, I got ready for work and headed to the office. I poured my coffee, settled into my chair, and began checking email. The third message in my inbox was from Amazon. The subject line read: Your Order Has Shipped. I didn’t remember ordering anything from Amazon recently. So I clicked on the email … Read More

It’s Time To Change The Conversation

Scott AtteberyChristian Living, Church, Culture

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You can learn a lot about a person by their conversation. Listen long enough and you will discover what they value most. The same could be said about churches. In the recent past, such issues as music style, facility design and sermon length have dominated discussions and debate. While all of those topics have their place, if we treat them … Read More

styrofoam

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I love Styrofoam (sorry ‘green’ friends). Styrofoam was invented in 1941, and the world has never been the same. I love to order a 44oz drink in a Styrofoam cup first thing in the morning. I refill the cup all day long and carry it everywhere I go. When it comes to taking coffee on-the-go, Styrofoam is the standard: durable, … Read More

Batting Practice and Spiritual Growth

Scott AtteberyChristian Living, Discipleship

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Bryce took a batting lesson last week. I listened carefully so that I could work with him in the days following. The coach was very clear in his instruction and patient in his approach. I knew that one lesson wouldn’t suddenly turn my seven-year-old into a major league slugger. Everyone knows that even the most talented athlete has to practice … Read More

Repentance is Never Out of Season

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

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I recently read Thomas Watson’s, The Doctrine of Repentance. Like most puritan classics, it is a thoughtful, well-developed masterpiece, which leaves no stone unturned. Here are my fifteen favorite quotes from the book: It is better to go with difficulty to heaven than with ease to hell. We are to find as much bitterness in weeping for sin as ever … Read More

Don’t Bet On It

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Genius. That’s the only word I can think of to describe Blaise Pascal. If you aren’t familiar with Pascal, let me just give you a quick bullet-point bio: Renowned French scientist, inventor, psychologist, philosopher Child prodigy –mastered Greek and Latin by twelve He invented the first mechanical calculator as a teenager in 1642 “Pascal theorem” is named after him Oh, … Read More

Check Your Direction

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One of my goals when I was growing up was to have season tickets to my favorite college football team’s games (Think red, white, and snorting). I shared that with my wife after we got married and she said, “why don’t we get tickets for this season?” Yay! I did marry the most incredible woman in the world! We sat … Read More

Victory in Discipline

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

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My son, Bryce, is seven. Up to this point, he hasn’t warranted any severe discipline from me. Most of the time, just giving him a look or a serious word of caution has been sufficient. But, I imagine the day is coming when a more stringent measure of discipline will be necessary. And it will be painful. Painful? Yes, painful … Read More

Why Does Growth Require Suffering?

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Hebrews 2:10 “For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.” The phrase, “perfect through suffering” stands out to me in this verse. Why did Jesus need to be made “perfect” and why did it include “suffering?” Why Jesus … Read More