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A change of focus

I’ve read frequently how the best leaders focus on their strengths. Focus on their weaknesses actually inhibit growth. Could the same be true for churches? I’m beginning to wonder if we’re so focused on what we’re not doing right/well that we’re missing what is…

Because we can…

A camper gave me the pout lip and stated clearly for all that I was only doing this because I was getting paid. Upon informing him that I had to actually pay to work at the particular camp and had to work through some…

A productive life John 15

A productive life thoughts from John 15 Connect to the vine through relationship with God Stay connected through growing fellowship with Christ Rely on The Lord and not yourself Never under estimate the importance of prayer! What brings god glory? Much fruit Where’s the…

Christmas Wars: Return of theology

My bottom line is this: The focus of the First Advent should be on Jesus humbly being born in the likeness of human flesh and that at second advent is in the near future when Jesus returns to make all things new. Rather, this…

A brief defense on teaching about end times

To understand life one must understand death. The teaching on end times in the Bible is the Christian understanding of ‘death.’ I put death in quotes as the Bible teaches death to be an unnatural state resulting from sin. There is an over reaction…

For peace?

People often ask for peace. I spoke with young men this morning about for keys to having peace. A good reminder for us all. 1) Work through conflict Phil 4:2-3 Work through or help others work through conflict. Avoiding conflict will result in a…

Tragedy

With the tragedy in Colorado, here are a couple of helpful links to process the tragedy. http://www.albertmohler.com/2012/07/20/the-dark-night-in-denver-groping-for-answers/ http://theresurgence.com/2012/07/20/what-is-happening-in-colorado-where-is-god Be praying for those dealing with this tragedy and for the families.

Daddy, will you be with me?

Jadon loved seeing Venus through a neighbors telescope. The boyz acted mature beyond their years as they gazed through the telescope. The next time Venus crosses the sun is 105.5 years. Jadon would be 110. I’ll be in glory. Tucking him in at night…

Christianity is not a crutch, it’s a wheelchair

Christianity is about God providing what you and I are incapable of providing. A frequent statement on religion is that it’s a crutch. As Christians we forget that without Jesus showing up, a crutch will not be enough. No, Christianity is a wheelchair because…

Book Review: reWritten by Bruce & Heather Moore

“With each life opportunity, God reveals to us more of His story for our lives and the potential for what we can become if we trust Him to author our future.” p. 35 Many of us have wondered, is this really how my life…

The Gospel according to farm & sports injury

In recent news people are debating the issue of the labor department setting 85 pages of regulations to protect minors from farm injuries. In 2010 there was about 7,500 farm injuries. The thought is farm injuries are often severe and debilitating. I’m not for…

My guide to becoming a recovering fundamentalist: The conclusion

“Be holy for I am holy” ~God “We can make God’s Word say what we want if we’re not careful” ~A Mentor I want to close this guide with the final two good things that come from fundamentalism. Granted these two areas have been…