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Brian Mayfield
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Husband. Daddy. Pastor. Friend.
Husband. Daddy. Pastor. Friend.

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The Long Way
When I go home from just about anywhere in my city there are two ways to get there. Two roads lead to my neighborhood. From just about any location, one of those two roads feels and seems to be the shortest route. As the crow flies there's no doubt. That sa...
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How Do We Select Elders?
In my previous post, Why Do We Have Elders , we looked at the biblical mandate, calling, and role of the elders in the church. The pastors and elders are called to "shepherd God's people"; to humbly oversee the church as servant leaders. Here I would like t...
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Foundations :: Elders
When something is foundational – a ground-level, concrete, nonnegotiable part of who you are & what you do & why & how you do it – it's not only healthy, but essential to re-visit and remind yourself of it often. With that understanding in mind, I'd like to...
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The Soul Felt It's Worth
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of the dear Savior's birth! Long lay the world in sin and error pining Till he appear'd and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious m...
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What To Do With the "Toxic" Christian
There's this new idea floating around (which is just an old idea packaged up in different paper) that as a Christian I can self-determine that another Christian has become "toxic". That there's a brother or sister whose decisions or choices have moved them ...
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How Long, Lord?
The day you start to think, "Surely I've seen it all" will most certainly be the day you not only learn you haven't, but you also start wishing more and more that you had. I want more and more every single day to believe that surely the lies & deceptions of...
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Guns, Terrorism, Racism, Refugees & Jesus [Part 2]
If you haven't read  Part 1 , I would encourage you to take 5 minutes and begin there. We are all - like it or not - a part of the discussion that needs to take place in our culture about GUNS. Hope you'll give serious, prayerful consideration to the matter...
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Guns, Terrorism, Racism, Refugees & Jesus [Part 1]
There is so much to say.  This past year I honestly cannot count the times I sat down to begin writing and was honestly blank or paralyzed from the sheer thought of where to begin. I know if you're a "writer", this isn't supposed to stop you. You just write...
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Merry Christmas, Starbucks!
Merry Christmas, everyone! I know, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet. That's OK. It's never too early to get into the Christmas spirit. Am I right, or what? Of course I am. The stores get into "the spirit" the day after Halloween ends. Maybe sooner. An...
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Uncertainty
There are many things in this life we fear and hate and dread. Make a list: Tax season. Tornadoes. Winter solstice. That old lady in line in front of us with the checkbook. Something happening to my kids. No matter what comes to mind, there is one thing mos...
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