A Great Day Off
Feb12

A Great Day Off

I am a blessed man. I had the day off  and I truly rested, even took a mid afternoon nap and it felt so great. God has blessed me with an awesome family and I have had time with many of them today. Dustin, Alex, Kyle and I went for a 2 mile walk today and it was just a great time together and the exercise was an added benefit. Tonight Mike, Caitlin, Christopher and Victoria came over and we just had a great time together. Misty and...

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What if Starbucks Marketed Like a Church? A Parable

OK, get beyond thinking that these folks are being disrespectful to the church because they are not. I think this speaks to where we are today. Please share your thoughts....

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Questions Questions Questions

Lots of people come to me with questions about the official stance on hot button issues in The United Methodist Church so I am going to take a few blogs over the next few days to inform. One of my favorite quotes is “All that has to happen for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing”. My hope and prayer is that when people are informed they will get involved. We have many opportunities throughout the Local Church,...

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Pastoral Appointments

A lot of people have been asking what the appointment process of The United Methodist Church is and how it is handled. Here is a synopsis that explains it very well.  I believe that it is most often a fair and good process. There are certainly times when appointments are made that don’t work out very well. It is something that the SPR Committees and the Pastor’s have some say in but overall, the Bishop and the Cabinet...

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The Financial Crisis

Everyone is painfully aware that we are in a financial crisis. Unemployment is going up, nearly 600,000 jobs were lost in January alone. Salaries are being frozen, businesses are going bankrupt, churches are under financial pressure, homes are being foreclosed, and endowments and pension funds have dropped significantly. How should Christians respond in the current crisis? #1 is to combat fear. 1 John 4:18-19 says, “There is no fear...

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