Author Archives: Rev. Joel Tucker

About Rev. Joel Tucker

Rev. Joel Tucker, an Ordained Minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), was a pastor at Tropical Sands Christian Church, from 2001 through 2017. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Auburn University. He entered ministry after 20 years in corporate communications and five years of computer programming. If you want to encourage the blog with money, send it to http://PayPal.Me/JoelTucker.

Death by Clutter

Today, I remember a friend who died of clutter. He saved everything that might fit his dream future, everything that might sell for more than it cost, and everything that had sentimental value. His stuff tied him down, stole his … Continue reading

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Social Media & Bookish Diversions

Much is said these days about the addictive quality of social media — with good reason. In my lifetime, I have witnessed the addictive quality of television, the internet and the 24-hour news cycle. As teenagers, our parents said we … Continue reading

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Good Servant, Bad Servant

“Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and … Continue reading

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Casting Out Idols

            “Now if you are unwilling to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; … Continue reading

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Kite-Like People, String-Like Faith

She might take her coat off Tell you that she’s gonna stay, yeah Lay you down and float off She’s a kite like girl, you gotta let her fly away, hey Let her fly away She’s a kite like girl, … Continue reading

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Tending the Garden

They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the LORD, over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; … Continue reading

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Know the Fruit, Know the Tree

When Jesus talked about the Kingdom of God, he was not always talking about heaven or the afterlife. The Kingdom of God is something we should strive for now. He told the people of his day that the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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