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Chris Howlett
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
I am a learner, husband, father, pastor, and coach.
Interests: preaching, reading, following, leading, soccer, fly fishing
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“It’s not happy people who are thankful, but thankful people who are happy.” – Anonymous Wanda Dench texted an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner to someone she thought was her grandson. The problem was that her grandson had changed his number... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Chris Howlett
“Amazing grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.” – John Newton October 31, 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Chris Howlett
“Now I should like to know whether your soul, tired of its own righteousness, is learning to be revived by and to trust in the righteousness of Christ.” – Martin Luther In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Chris Howlett
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“The difference between us and the papists is that they do not think that the church can be 'the pillar of the truth' unless she presides over the word of God. We, on the other hand, assert that it is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Chris Howlett
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“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas Facebook “friends” aren’t necessarily friends, at least according to a court ruling in Florida. An appeals court in Miami ruled that Judge Beatrice Butchko... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at Chris Howlett
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Photo by Andrew Kow on Unsplash “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” – Christopher Columbus A man riding a scooter in the southwest Chinese city of Beihai had a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Chris Howlett
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Photo - U.S. Coast Guard “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” – Corrie Ten Boom The Coast Guard Station in Juneau, Alaska, picked up a 32-year-old man in Gastineau Channel on June 7, 2017.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Chris Howlett
“Teamwork is less me and more we.” – Anonymous In June, Ryan Joseph “Scooter” Gennett became the seventeenth player in major league baseball history to notch four home runs in a single game. His other at-bat was a single, for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Chris Howlett
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“Vacations are necessities, not luxuries.” – Linda Bloom Bernard Lagat knows a lot about long-distance running. He is a four-time Olympian. He owns seven American records, ranging from the 1,500 to the 5,000 meters. In the 2012 London Olympics he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Chris Howlett
Thanks for the feedback! Blessings!
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2017 on God Made Us for Happiness at Chris Howlett
Amazing grace, indeed! Thanks!
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2017 on Hate is No Match for Love at Chris Howlett
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“He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.” - Nicene Creed When my brother and I were little boys, our Dad read Bible story books and prayed with us every night as we went... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Chris Howlett
This is a loaded question because everyone pursues happiness. It’s built into our psychological makeup to desire a happy, fulfilling, and satisfying life. No one purposely pursues unhappiness. Yet, many of the choices we make and the emotions we cultivate... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Chris Howlett
“Being a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” – C.S. Lewis Chris Singleton’s mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, died during the shooting rampage at Emmanual AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina in the summer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Chris Howlett
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“I hope your Ash Wednesday isn’t ruined by being reminded you’re going to die.” - Unknown I can’t help laughing when I read this. I have no idea who said it. Sounds like something a comedian might say. Humor often... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Chris Howlett
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God wants us to be happy. This statement has become controversial in Christian circles as of late. I think people are reacting to the resurgence of popularity of “the power of positive thinking” type of preaching and teaching. There certainly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Chris Howlett
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better person.” – Benjamin Franklin What’s going to change Saturday night? Think about it. The day will move from Saturday to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Chris Howlett
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“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.” – Benjamin Franklin When I stumbled upon the above quote, I was a bit surprised. Surprised, because Benjamin Franklin was not a Christian.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Chris Howlett
“A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi God creates individuals. We’re all different. If you were to meet all seven billion or so people on the planet you’d never meet... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Chris Howlett
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On October 31, 1517, a young theology professor at a relatively obscure school in Germany posted 95 Theses of protests to a church door, proposing an academic debate concerning the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church, particularly with regard to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Chris Howlett
"I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room." – Blaise Pascal Most of us are constantly surrounded by and involved in busyness and noise. We’re creatures of habit who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Chris Howlett
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“When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.” – Samuel Goldwyn Be a positive person in a negative world. Negativity seems to be the Modus operandi of many of us. I see it in parenting, in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Chris Howlett
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“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Jack Benny Seventy years ago, today, a little girl baby was born to George and Lillian Welch at St. Joseph Hospital in Louisville,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Chris Howlett
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“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.” – Author Unknown Ginny Thrasher was a figure skater. She practiced and practiced and worked and worked, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Chris Howlett
“A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.” – James Freeman Clarke As campaign season ramps up with the major party conventions this week and next, you’re likely in one of two camps. The first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Chris Howlett