• ** Reviewed,  Christian Living,  Leadership

    All Healthy Things Reproduce

    There is something that my pastor has said a lot over the years, “All healthy things reproduce.” If you look around you – in all of God’s creation, this statement is true. Every creature that God created will reproduce if it’s healthy. Every plant that God created will reproduce if it is healthy. Fruit trees not only make fruit, but they produce seeds so that other fruit trees can grow. If you look around the world is full of examples of this truth. This is true for far more than just plants and animals. A healthy business will reproduce itself in some form or another. Can you say franchise? A…

  • My Life

    Year in Review

    I know it’s hard to think about it, but 2012 is rapidly coming to an end. While there is still time I thought that I would try to start you thinking about taking a look back. I think it is important that we look back each year at what we have, or have not, done. Look back at how our ministry is growing. It is only by looking at what we have done that we can really move forward. So, how has 2012 been? What went really well this year? What things were a hit? What things didn’t go so well? Where you able to take the gospel to new…

  • ** Reviewed,  Christian Living,  Miscellaneous

    Black (and Blue) Friday

    Well, today is the big day. The day that retailers and shoppers alike look forward to all year long. Today is: BLACK FRIDAY!! Tonight as I dressed for work I was watching the news. Among the weather and other misc. stories was a report on the people lined up outside a local toy store in preparation for the big Black Friday deals. This part I can deal with. I do think it is a little crazy to sit outside a store for 12 hours or more just to buy something, but hey, to each his own. That’s not the part that bothers me about Black Friday. What bothers me about Black Friday is…

  • ** Reviewed,  Christian Living,  Leadership

    The Power of The Visit

    I have been on staff at my church for aroud 4 years now. During that time my Pastor has repeatedly told me that I should be visiting the kids in our ministry. Over and over again he would reiterate the importance of this practice. Dispite this it was easy for me to find an excuse not to do it. I wasn’t really rebelling against what he was telling me, I just didn’t place a high priority on it. This all changed a couple weeks ago. You see I decided that I was going to start placing a priority on visiting. I set out to get into the home of every…

  • ** Reviewed,  Christian Living,  Leadership

    Stop Spoon Feeding

    Here is another post that I originally wrote for Kidmin1124.com. I hope you enjoy it. There is a lot of talk these days about how often children’s workers should attend the adult worship service. The idea is that children’s workers need to be fed too. In concept I agree with that, but I am not convinced that attended the adult worship service is required for children’s workers to be fed. I am not down playing the value of attending a worship service. I simply believe that children’s workers should be able to feed themselves. 1 Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child,I talked like a child,I thought like a…