Author Archives: Carey Crawford

About Carey Crawford

Carey Crawford is the author of this blog-o-mania. He is a freelance writer, an adjunct professor of Practical Ministry for Dallas Christian College, and is currently leading a house church. Carey has nearly thirty years experience in local church vocational ministry, sixteen of those as a pastor. Carey earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He also works with a hospice agency as the Bereavement Coordinator. Carey and his wife, Patti, live in Carrollton, Texas.

Hot Topic

Well, global warming/climate change is plastered on the headlines again. Someone doesn’t like what someone else said about it. What’s new? I’ve been hearing about this topic for nigh on thirty years now. First, it was the Greenhouse Effect. Then … Continue reading

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How to Save Money on Massages

So, I’m hearing this story about my brother going into Brookstone to try out a massage chair. This particular store had four display models with varying features, from simple to exquisite. Upon arriving, to his dismay, he found all four … Continue reading

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Beneath Your Potential

A friend shared with me he thought I was not being used to my greatest potential. I am currently not in a senior pastor position or even a church staff position. That’s where circumstances have me, but it’s also my … Continue reading

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Hate Crime?

Do certain crimes justify being labeled as “hate crimes?” The shooting of a seventeen year-old in Florida has set off a firestorm of emotions. Some are demanding the application of “hate crime” status for action of the shooter. For a … Continue reading

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Beyond the Fences

I drive by a daycare near our neighborhood, and occasionally it’s when the kids are out in the play area. It’s so funny to see these three and four-year old tykes running around in this relatively small, confined area. I … Continue reading

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Ministry Like Jesus

This year marks my “silver anniversary” in vocational ministry. Yikes! Twenty-five years have passed since I had my christening (or trial by fire) in preaching my first sermon and getting the official licensing certificate to adorn my wall. And to … Continue reading

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Believe it or Not, It’s Christmas

Atheists celebrating Christmas. Does anyone else find this the least bit contradictory on some level? I mean, if atheists really want to maintain consistency with what they say they believe (another oxymoron: the whole point of being an atheist is … Continue reading

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