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Hi guys, yes this is the devotional place…

… starting tomorrow, join me here for 28 days of june as we make an extraordinary attempt, together. i’ll be encouraging us all to read the book of Acts of the Apostles, together; and sharing some of the correlations between the musical we’re doing in St. Louis and the book which inspired us so long ago to sing about turning the world upside down. so come back here tomorrow. it’s time to sing
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An article on Peacock Lane.

http://www.antiquehomestyle.com/primary-sources/american-builder/peacock-lane.htm The Building of Peacock Lane Home > Articles > Original Sources > American Builder Magazine by Naomi Swett, American Builder, December 1925 [The entire 1925 article has been republished here in it’s entirety with all accompanying photographs.] 1925 – American Builder – Peacock Lane ANYONE in Portland, Ore., ca
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Slaves, Graves and Making Waves

About 30 years ago I received a phone call from my mentor introducing me to a young lady who was moving to Manhattan. Had I known then just how dear and important that friend would become I surely would have written down the exact date that she came into our lives. But Sandra Arnold and I share not only a mentor, but years of holiday dinners and conversations. My children grew up loving her and for my wife and I havi
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brushes with greatness

the other day someone tried to ‘huck’ me into paying money to be somebody. i love it when someone treats me like i feel i deserve. once i got to sit court side at a knicks game, after driving a maserati across manhattan into brooklyn; and after the game got to schmooze with the players and their wives and friends. i got off the elevator that day, the ‘elvis entrance’; entering the vip zone wit
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When One Part Suffers

i love my brother Speech Thomas http://www.adtheband2.com/#!Go-Back-To-Africa-Really/iab04/56b8a4cb0cf2dc1600e982a4… his music, his preaching, his wisdom, his thoughts… i’m sorry for his pain. you may not agree with everything speech writes, but for people who claim to adhere to the bible, i think the apostle paul said that when one part hurts, we all hurt. i encourage all my friends who have lived
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what do you do when you’ve sold all of the tickets?

So the good news is that our musical Upside Down is sold out. Well, almost. We still have some upper tier seats for the last show, some of which we’re holding, and wheelchair accessible isn’t sold out, yet; but almost (if you’d like to have wheelchair accessible seating go to http://upsidedown2016.ticketleap.com/wheelchair-accessible-seating/ ). I’m not sure what we can do about SRO but weR
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circles

That’s Hank. two of the three pictures are hank. the funny little picture in the bottom right of the screen is me. the other two are hank. on the wall, hank jr. in the chair smiling tiredly into the screen, skyping with me, is hank the third. here’s another shot of hank jr.     he was my teacher, then my mentor. then my friend. he was an original pied piper. really. his professor began a childre
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Skype Rehearsals

With a cast from all across the country, we’re having a wonderful time using Skype for rehearsals. I get to sit in ‘my chair’ in Portland, Oregon and direct some of the most talented people in the world via the little screen sitting on my lap. Already today I’ve met with three of our actors and it’s been a hoot. I’m taking a short break to post this beautiful picture of one of my f
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Beyond Reach

this july meet us in st. louis. music! tunes going on, and a lot of good people taking over a few square miles of downtown st. louis. this is a conference called REACH http://www.cvent.com/events/reach-2016/event-summary-4555ca94ce064d71a4b28e58661b5e19.aspx during that time about 7000 lucky people are going to get to see an original musical in the ferarra theater http://upsidedowntheatre.com but on the 7th and 8th s
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only the good buy young

Here is a link to a video we think you need to show your teen and campus ministries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqqDMwcCVIE here’s why: This is an urgent alert if you intend to see the Upside Down show, or have groups you hope will see the show; but have not yet bought tickets: We have been so blessed with ticket sales for our musical Upside Down which will be staged during REACH http://www.cvent.com/event
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