Monday, July 28, 2014

There's A Lot To Be Learned From 4 Year Olds

Here’s a fun little story:

When I was a kid, probably about 4 years old, my eldest sister was taking a couple classes at a small, local college.  Every now and then, she would take me with her and I would hang out at the Union with her friends while she went to class.  One day while she was in class, her friends decided that it would be a good idea to have a vocabulary lesson with me. 

They thought it would be a good idea to teach me the “F” word. 


Monday, July 21, 2014

The Gold Nugget I Brought Back From California

I spent three days at a conference in Southern California learning about small groups.  For a few years now, I've been in a small group.  Actually, I’ve been in several.  I've been told continually that they are important, but could never quite put my finger on “why”.  Why are small groups so important? 

Monday, July 14, 2014

That Time A Celebrity Prayed For Me In A Parking Lot

Opportunities are everywhere, and more often than not, they are where you least expect them. 

As we were exiting the plane in Los Angeles, I leaned over to Kevin and said, “I wonder how many celebrities we’ll see in the airport.”  He laughed and said, “Probably none.”  He was right, but that didn’t keep me from looking anyway. 

I’d never been to Southern California and I knew that if we were going to see a celebrity, it would be at LAX.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Celebrate Your Independence

This past Friday we celebrated America and all of her greatness by cooking meat and blowing stuff up.

I love the 4th of July.  

I love America.  

I love freedom.

Monday, June 30, 2014

About That Weather Yesterday...

These 2 photos were taken 26 minutes apart.

I don’t have a whole lot to say, but here are some observations:

Monday, June 16, 2014

Putting Yourself Out There Is Worth Its Weight In Chicken Sandwiches

On Wednesday a week or so ago, I won a radio trivia contest. 

Here are the questions:
  1. What Sesame Street characters were developed to show that people with different personalities can coexist?
  2. What is the colored part of your eye called?
  3. Finish the line from a Dr. Seuss book:  “One fish two fish,                   .”
And with those questions answered correctly, I won free food. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jesus Is REALLY Good At Renaming People

Jesus is pretty good at a bunch of stuff, but one thing he’s REALLY good at is renaming people.  Sure, he healed sick people, made the blind see, and even raised a guy from the dead.  That’s all well and good, but what I want is for Jesus to give me a cool new name.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Quick To Listen, Slow To Speak, & Slow To Get Angry...Yeah Right!

“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters:  You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”  James 1:19

I think James forgot one part of this statement:  …unless you are married with children.