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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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“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 3 hours ago 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!
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Amazing grace, indeed! Thanks!
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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
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“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it.” – Robert Orben How does your family take vacations? If you’re a dad, are you one of the dads who tells the kids, “We’re starting with empty... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Chris Howlett
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“If you do not believe that control is a major issue in your life, study the ways you respond when someone or something disrupts your plan for the day.” – M. Robert Mulholland We are creatures who crave control. We’re... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Chris Howlett
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey Tom Schumm claims that brain cancer is the best thing that ever happened to him. In 2002, just five months after he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Chris Howlett
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"I have often repented of having spoken, but never of having remained silent.” Abba Arsenius I had the opportunity and pleasure of spending two weeks in the desert. The desert is a sparsely populated place. There isn’t much water in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Chris Howlett