I started writing Life Matters in 1996. Back then, it was an opportunity to use relatively new technology (email) to share some encouraging thoughts with members of my congregation at Eagle Mountain Baptist Church, where I was pastor from 1991 to 2008. As more friends and family members started using email and as church members found the dreaded “forward” button, the subscriber list expanded. (Now, if I see the letters “Fwd”, I think it is an abbreviation for “Delete”).
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