Here are twenty things I believe are true about most pastors I know. I hope you will work together with your pastor for the good of the gospel! 1. He loves God and you a lot. (Be mindful.) 2. He is a painfully limited human being. (Be realistic.) 3. He probably has a pretty low […]Read More 20 Things You Should Know About Your Pastor (reblog)
If the pastor is young, they say he lacks experience. If his hair is gray, he is too old for the young people. If he has five or six children, he is irresponsible; if he has no children, he is setting a bad example. If he uses a lot of illustrations, he neglects the Bible; […]Read More DeHaan on criticizing the Pastor…
Can you be thankful without a beneficent individual in mind? The idea of “thanks” contains within it’s definition an individual or force that is able to receive thanks. We can thank persons, God, heavens, and even our “lucky stars.” But it is quite impossible to be thankful to no one, unless that is, we are […]Read More Giving Thanks.
Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to admit mistakes when you make them? Everyone does it, but very few are readily willing to admit it. Why?Read More Oops. (why is it so hard to admit)
Recently, I watched the MTV show chronicling a season with the Lake Stevens High School wrestling department. I was amazed at the rigors these young men go through every season. I recalled during my youth pastor years, hearing stories of the demands of the coaches, the constant weight loss issues, and the training. At several […]Read More The Glory Of Sport
Two-thousand-eleven was a wild ride. We had a pretty wet and cold spring, barely any summer (bummer), and our wet and cold fall was a whirlwind of activity for my family and I. Lori and I celebrated our twentieth year of marital bliss, with what I think is our best year yet. I was blessed […]Read More 2012 Forecast.
It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning And Your faithfulness by night -Psalm 92:1,2 At Thanksgiving time we often quote America’s founding fathers and remember the accounts of the first American Thanksgiving. The truth is, Thanksgiving, […]Read More Thanksgiving Is Not American.