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Unlikely Clay

Dr. Clay Smith, the Lead Pastor at Alice Drive Baptist Church, writes a semi-weekly blog relating to the church, current events, sermon series or other things that are relevant to life today.  

 

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  • Bad Decisions I Have Made…

    Jul 21, 2017 | 11:40 am

    Bad Decisions I Have Made… I’ve made some bad decisions in my time. I decided to kiss the Methodist preacher’s daughter in high school.  I was so thrilled, on the way home I wrecked my parent’s car.  Later, she dumped me at the prom.  In hindsight, the kiss wasn’t worth wrecking the car. I decided the creek couldn’t be that […]

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  • Sitting in the Pilot’s Seat…

    Jul 19, 2017 | 23:04 pm

    Sitting in the Pilot’s Seat…   We filmed a segment for At the Movies today at Shaw Air Force Base.  Through the gracious provision of Dan Tindall, one of our members, we were able to use the training mockup cockpit of an F-16. I had to take a moment out of filming to sit in the cockpit.  Even though it […]

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  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Sunday…

    Jul 14, 2017 | 12:48 pm

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Sunday… With Apologies to Judith Viorst: I woke this morning with an empty feeling in my stomach and my head hurting.  I tripped over my shoes in the middle of the floor and couldn’t find my toothpaste so I had to brush my teeth with baking soda.  I got in the shower and just when I […]

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  • Lead Me Not Into Temptation – Unless It’s Really Good…

    Jul 11, 2017 | 11:59 am

    Lead Me Not Into Temptation – Unless It’s Really Good…   If you know the prayer Jesus taught his disciples to pray, you know the line: “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…” I’ve prayed that prayer.  I’ve asked God to remove temptation from me.  Here’s my problem – it might be yours, too:  I like temptation. What I mean is I […]

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  • The Soul Realities of Parents and Teens…

    Jul 7, 2017 | 11:44 am

    The Soul Realities of Parents and Teens… I was asked: “How do I parent my teenagers so they turn out to be good people?” My first thought, unspoken: “You are too late.” Teenagers are not good people.  Even though we have taught this generation they all deserve a trophy, teenagers are just like their parents: imperfect.  How do imperfect parents produce perfect […]

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  • Reset…

    Jun 30, 2017 | 11:27 am

    Reset…   You know the drill. Your computer freezes.  You click your mouse.  Nothing.  You try to click out of the program.  Nothing.  You try to minimize the window.  Nothing.  You speak to your computer with four letter words.  Nothing. You might try Ctrl+Alt+Delete.  Sometimes it works.  Sometimes it doesn’t.  When all else fails, you push […]

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  • My Squash Died …

    Jun 23, 2017 | 11:36 am

    My Squash Died …   In a fit of confidence this year, I set out tomatoes and squash this year.  My tomatoes have done great.  Nothing like home-grown tomatoes. My squash, however, died.  I got two squash off four plants.  Not a good return on investment. Most gardeners I know grow boat-loads of squash.  In one community where we […]

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  • It’s How You Say It…

    Jun 16, 2017 | 15:11 pm

    It’s How You Say It… On Wednesday, June 14, a supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders specifically asked if the people on a baseball field were Democrats or Republicans.  When told they were Republicans, he opened fire.  The protective guard of Steve Scalise bravely returned fire, using pistols against a semi-automatic rifle.  The assailant, James Hodgkinson, died after treatment for gunshot […]

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  • How to Have a Couple Conversation About Giving- extended version

    May 21, 2017 | 14:04 pm

    How to Have a Couple Conversation About Giving- extended version   You and your spouse are pulling out of the church parking lot.  The message that day was on giving.  During the message, you exchanged glances, as if you both knew God was speaking to you.  In your heart you know your financial relationship with God isn’t where it needs to be.  During the last […]

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  • How to have a couple conversation about giving – short version

    May 21, 2017 | 14:02 pm

    How to have a couple conversation about giving – short version You and your spouse are pulling out of the church parking lot.  The message that day was on giving.  During the message, you exchanged glances, as if you both knew God was speaking to you.  In your heart you know your financial relationship with God isn’t where it needs to be.  During the last song, […]

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