For Tomorrow

Aren’t presidential elections fun! We should do this every year!!! Maybe not. Today – Tuesday, November 3rd – is election day. Tomorrow we’ll have results. Maybe not all of them, but some of them. We may or may not know who our next president is. We may or may not know which party controls congress.Continue reading “For Tomorrow”

A guy smarter than me: Tozer on the universe

The following is an excerpt from “Experiencing The Presence of God”, written by A.W. Tozer and edited by James L. Snyder. The Bible…teaches that this universe, this “uni” (meaning “one”), this one great interlocking system has a central control. And that control is called the throne of God. The universe is controlled from that center…Continue reading “A guy smarter than me: Tozer on the universe”

Refs and control issues

I coached junior high football for a few years. That was an experience. There were a few aspects of junior high football that were a challenge. Junior high boys were a big one; when practice shuts down because a rabbit ran past the goal posts, that’s a bit frustrating. But another big frustration was referees.Continue reading “Refs and control issues”

Canceled

Cancel culture started as an stupid social media thing. Someone would say something that fans of someone else didn’t like, and they would be canceled: they were ignored and no longer relevant on Twitter. What a crushing blow… But then something terrible and stupid happened: it moved to real life. Lake Calhoun is now BdeContinue reading “Canceled”

Don’t Cough On Me

Last week my family and I went shopping at Walmart. That used to be insignificant, but now it’s sort of a treat for my girls to get to go shopping. The location we were at does not require face masks, and few shoppers wear them. My family did, largely because I want my girls toContinue reading “Don’t Cough On Me”

Get Real

Ok, serious post/rant. Buckle up buttercup. In a recent sermon I made a statement that I imagined was taken 2 ways: it was ignored, or it was disagreed with. Maybe I’m wrong (it happened one other time…) but those seem to be the common thoughts on the subject. What I said was this: Christians whoContinue reading “Get Real”

Don’t be like “Attack of the Clones”

It’s amazing how our attitude affects a situation. We can go into something truly fantastic and be completely disappointed, or we can go into something absolutely awful and be pleasantly surprised, all based on our initial expectations and attitude. Take the Star Wars movies for example. The original 3 were spectacular. Episodes 1-3 have someContinue reading “Don’t be like “Attack of the Clones””

Honesty about struggling with principles

No pic. No silly title. Just some up-front honesty. After a couple of weeks of writing about principles and doing the right thing, I feel like those convictions are being tested. Over the last week, significant situations have arisen that have challenged my conviction to do what is right; not as a clear choice betweenContinue reading “Honesty about struggling with principles”

Change, principles, and other boring stuff that can dramatically alter your life

I’ve been involved in church leadership now for almost 14 years (that seems like forever). I have now worked as a volunteer in a church, as part-time staff, as full time staff, as paid temporary staff, and as a supported ministry worker. I have been asked to give advice to churches I do not regularlyContinue reading “Change, principles, and other boring stuff that can dramatically alter your life”