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How Perceptive Are You?

Written by Pastor Larry Ambrose

A pastor I served once told me "Reality is 90% perception."

You see there are two very real realities. There's what is actually going on, what actually happened. And there is what anyone believes to be going on, or has happened, based on their perception.

One Big Day Announcement

Written by Pastor Larry Ambrose
O.K. What was our big news? If you’ve been in church lately at Manning First Assembly, or if you’re connected to me on Facebook, you may have seen that we were making a big announcement today. Even friends who live in other states have been asking what it is, so here goes …

What Happens When You Assume?

Written by Pastor Larry Ambrose

You’ve heard it said. “When you ‘assume’ you make a [donkey] out of you and me.”

In fact, I’ve taken to using the word ‘presume’ where ‘assume’ might otherwise be viable. Just to lessen the number of opportunities for people to say it to me.

Zaxby’s … Mondays at Noon

Written by Pastor Larry Ambrose

Two orders of the five wing combo, wimpy.

Maybe you’re not familiar with Zaxby’s. Or maybe you are, and don’t care for it. That’s o.k.

But for Deb and me, it’s our regular, weekly date “night” (if you will). We haven’t always had a date night this regular. But for the last couple of years, with very few exceptions, you could find us at the Zaxby’s in Manning on Mondays, between noon and one o’clock.

Resolutions Reputation

Written by Pastor Larry Ambrose

There’s this guy I know. Nice guy. Real positive. Always encouraging. Into things like healthy eating, physical fitness, and fiscal responsibility. Hard to find something NOT to like about him.

There’s just one problem. He’s got kind of a bad reputation. If you’ve ever had a bad reputation (and who hasn’t?) then you know that they’re not always accurate, or fair. But once attached – fair, or not – they’re ALMOST impossible to lose.