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Snowden Sims

Outdoor church signs can be very entertaining. Some churches have signs to share thoughts, themes, or other messages. The signs can raise questions to make you think. They can relay beautiful statements of faith, or they can make you question where the church puts its faith. Some grab your attention and make you smile, while others make you grab your head and wonder what they are trying to convey. I enjoy reading them as I drive around town. I chuckle or am led to think a bit deeper about the message.

Such a sign struck me this past summer. It said “ASAP” in large letters. We all know what that means, right? “As soon as possible.” Not in this case.

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