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  1. AA says:

    First, first. Pray your time away was relaxing Michael.

  2. Michael says:


    Congrats! 🙂
    Not very relaxing…T got really sick about an hour after this and we had to go home in a hurry.
    It’s one of those seasons…

  3. Papias says:

    Good word Michael. Reminds me of the passages that speak of the watchman – thinking Eze 33:6.

    I remember Romaine speaking on this passage – that its not our job to get someone converted – we just speak what we have seen. Also reminds me that ministry is many times not something we do because of the response.

    I hope Trey is feeling better. The one time I’ve been to Crater Lake they had a hepatitis scare and we all ended up getting shots in the end.

  4. Sarah says:

    Zach just wants to know if the woman survived!!!

    Good article, Michael, sorry your trip was cut short and hope Trey is feeling better!

  5. Michael says:


    She did…and the dog as well. 🙂
    Trey is a bit better today…the mono is whipping him pretty good.
    This too shall pass…

  6. monax says:


  7. Michael says:


    I was as offended by this persons stupidity as I was concerned for her safety…that may be where it went off the rails… 🙂

  8. Got a family situation just like this right now. I have to tell the truth and they will likely tell me off and their friends will take offense.

    Going to let them be responsible and free but I am going to speak.

  9. Michael says:

    Thank you, monax… 🙂

  10. Michael says:


    Lead with love…it is the sugar that makes the medicine go down.
    I know I don’t have to tell you that…

  11. I don’t know – I know my reaction when others have this compelling “need” to tell me the truth. I usually don’t like it..

    I think people who “need” to tell the truth when no one is seeking that ‘truth’ advice, may be borderline abusive.

  12. Papias says:

    “It’s not what you said. It’s how you said it.” 🙂

    And sometimes, even when you do say it right, its the message that gets rejected, not the messenger.

    You know – like standing up in Madison Square Garden and saying “GO KINGS GO!!!”… probably would be taken very well. 😉

  13. Michael says:


    You better have your jersey on tonight!

  14. Q says:

    Your story reminded me of the theme song, Wish by Paper Route, from ‘The Fuel Project’.


  15. Dusty says:

    You followed your conscience…you did well to do so. I had to confront a man for leaving his baby alone for 20 minutes in his van….hard to do but had to be done.

    Praying still for Trey

  16. Dusty says:

    Praying for your situation Dread.

  17. Jeff Sheckstein says:

    Congrats Michael. What a run.

  18. Michael says:

    Thank you, Jeff!!!

  19. Having made my living using all sizes and types of ladders I know how to use them properly.

    None of my twelve painters that have worked with me over the years ever fell off of one because I made sure they understood ladder safety.

    I enforced these ladder rules religiously.

    Each and every time anyone has ever fallen from a ladder it was always because they were never trained in ladder safety.

    There are actually three main rules that will keep ladder users safe, and a few other important rules to understand.

    Any way, when I am driving along and see what I call a “ladder violation” I turn around and take my time to tell the person using the ladder why it is unsafe. And I try to inform them of the safety rules that they are violating and the danger that they are putting themselves in.

    Michael never stop being you!

    Had that lady and her dog fallen into the abyss it would have been curtains for sure.

    You just might have gotten through to her, she may have been to proud to react while you were addressing her, but thought better of her plan to remain after you went away…

    (As an evangelical)
    My personal application:

  20. Brian Darby says:

    Had some bad news and am struggling with it, I ask for prayer cant share do to privacy. Thank You.

  21. jlo says:

    Brian Darby, Praying, God knows.

  22. Brian Darby,

    May the peace of Jesus Christ be yours in the midst of the storm. And may you truly experience the comfort of the Holy Spirit in your ‘struggling.

    I pray that you will be able to rest in Him and take hope.

    Lifting you up to the Almighty Omniscient God of our salvation.

  23. Nonnie says:

    Praying for Brian. Dread and Micheal. May the peace of God be with you.

  24. sarahkwolfe says:

    Praying for you, Brian.

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