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Flash Weather: 2013-14 Winter Weather Forecast (Part 1)

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This is the first installment of an ongoing series this fall concerning the winter weather season ahead. Although the meteorological elements are still coming together, there is a convergence of signals indicating this winter will be one heck of a ride...

Note: With respect to the video, I forgot to mention the difference between El Nino and La Nina when discussing the ENSO forecast for the upcoming winter. If you note the image to the left, you'll see a general map depicting the variances we see during both occurrences (ex: the northern Pacific low during an El Nino versus its high pressure counterpart in a La Nina).

Thus, the greatest opportunities for a colder winter in the southeast take place during a weak El Nino or weak La Nina, as the jet stream is allowed to buckle down further south to promote colder temperatures. If the ENSO is notably displaced from neutral territory, the jet streams tend to not engage each other, thus, keeping the moist air from merging with the colder…

Awkward Rain

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Has anyone noticed when awkwardness rains, it pours?
Like that moment when you order a Chicago dog and a drink from Sonic and they happen to throw in an unordered vanilla cone...
But you're not in the mood to bring it up, let alone eat it up...
So you just accept it despite the fact you don't have the room to consume an eight-inch tower of spiraling decadence...
And you're a downtown TDOT employee, which by default, requires a seven-minute walk from parking lot to main entrance...
So you're on the clock to contain what is now a melting eight-inch tower of drooping decadence...

And as you finally make your way into the break room…


A stranger asks you if you're married...

And instead of being predictable, you emphasize the glorious fact by flashing the hand laden with bling, forgetting to utter words as you make the hastened gesture, which in turn, appears to offend the person…
But you don't really know for sure...
So you then decide to say something to the tun…

Fully God, Fully Human

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Last week, a LEGACY youth asked me if Jesus was 100% man and 100% divine. Without hesitation, I answered: He was most certainly both, for Christ's nature can't be divided (To help drive this point home, I used an illustration of how men and women are 100% human when they are married and become 100% one flesh); however, I couldn't help but wonder if a better analogy existed as I plunged deeper into the question.

After all, the query is one of the most divisive in the 21st century church. And though many would agree in the bottom line - Christ did not forsake his divinity in the incarnation - the route to the conclusion is notably spread out among believers (see graphic below). Yet, despite the denominational divide, there is a foundational truth we can all adhere to: the duality of Christ's nature was accomplished through the laying down of His prerogative, by yielding to the same Holy Spirit we all have the privilege of yielding to on a daily basis. 

Several scriptures,…

Parable of a Parody - "Ho Hey"

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Previously, we looked at Pink’s “Try”, and discussed how trying can only take us so far - how trying should lead to doing because of our being (i.e. 3D Principle meets 3B Principle). But while we may know and believe this fact, often times, it’s the application – the real-life troubleshooting that provides our toughest challenges.

This week, we’re focusing on “Hey Ho” by the Lumineers, and as we listen to the song, note some of the repeated words and themes laced throughout the lyrics.


Upon further review, it’s no secret the Lumineers capitalize on strong emotional conditions, especially the desire to belong and be loved. And as the case with many songs streaming through the airwaves of pop culture, the Lumineers hit this popular tune in pulsating fashion.

Let’s face it: some of us don't know where we belong. We don't know what true relationship looks like. We’ve heard hundreds of sermons on what makes a good person, yet we haven’t learned how to sustain them over the course …