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About puyman314

I am one of the volunteer worship leaders at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Downingtown, PA, where I've attended since 1973. I was baptized, confirmed, married there...my daughter was baptized and confirmed there...and I GET to be a worship leader there! I work hard at being a useful follower of Jesus Christ, and I try to share what I learn and my passion for worship with others. By day I'm a professional computer geek and 24/7 I'm a husband and father and son and friend.

My TED(x) Talk…

So, I checked off one of those bucket-listy things: I gave a TED Talk. Well, it was a talk at a TEDx event, a corporate TEDx event where I work. Which means that it is most likely it will never … Continue reading

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Ten years ago in NYC

Originally posted on My Ebenezer:
I’ve never really written anything about my experiences in New York City on 9/11/01. I don’t have any particular reason for never writing, but this tenth anniversary does make me think that maybe some might…

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The very first doubt…

Here’s a quick one, one that’s been on my mind for a while… One of the takeaways I love from the Eden story is what seems to me is the birth of doubt. God created us in His image, with … Continue reading

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God is not dead, nor doth He sleep…

The words in this post’s title were written by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1864 in the poem, “Christmas Bells.” This poem was later put to music in the hymn, “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day.” I’ve been … Continue reading

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Whispers, Nudges, Shoulder-Taps, Head Thumps, Crashes…

I’m rather glad that God is pretty patient with me in many areas of my life… In the Bible, I think I see examples of where God “talks” to those He wants to influence in quiet and small ways as … Continue reading

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Freedom

So, on July 4th and some of the other holidays where patriotism in America soars, I pay attention to the wording and rhetoric. I tend to notice that the language tends to talk about our freedom as coming from our … Continue reading

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I’ve Got My Man Cave

Wanted to let everyone know I have my man cave! It’s an amazing space–not one but two big screens (14 foot diagonal), kicking cieling suspended sound system to fill the room along with two huge subwoofers, loads of comfy seating … Continue reading

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