Tuesday, September 28, 2010


romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I love my family
I am madly in love with my long time friend, and love, Nikki.
I admire the strength and courage that my daughter has. 
I honor the recpect my oldest son carries. 
I love the dreams my younest son has.  

Daily Bread

Scriptures that have been provoking some thought

Matt. 9:9-10 As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector's booth; and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him.10Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh,

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Deep Cleaning

During some time off I decided to get up and actually hand wash the Jeep. Now we have had the Jeep washed in the automatic quick car wash but never hand washed and detailed cleaned it. But today is the day! With enthusiasm I start to the garage gather soap, sponge, and told Nikki to grab her bikini. : )

Man! The Jeep was dirty. There was dirt deep down in cracks and junk all over. (we have a very active family) So we cleaned and washed, and cleaned and washed. We even bought window cleaner and fancy rags to wipe down the interior. We scrubbed the tires, and sprayed the tires, and scrubbed the tires. After several hours it was looking good. The tires shined, interior glowed and all was well. To top off the day we bought some air freshener (the ones that go into the vents) and WOW the Jeep looked and smelled good.

After several hours we were done and had a great sense of accomplishment. Job DONE!

An afterthought : How many times do we attempt to clean our lifes at an automatic alter service, but ignore the deep dark places. We clean the outside and place a smile on our face and spray a little deodorant in the cracks and go! But deep down there is junk and crap. Oh nobody may be able to see it but it’s there. Maybe its time to do a deep cleaning and look at the dark places in your life.

Take the time to clean the dirt!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall Break

Its always a good thing when you can take a step back from the everyday hustle and bustle. Relax was the priority of the week for my family. We did not have much planned and really tried to unplug from everyday life. In times like this I see things from a different angle. Here are a few thoughts I had over the week.
The church didn’t burn to the ground. As a pastor its hard to pull away and know everything will be ok. Yes something will always come up. (with you there or not) The key is to let others that are called, credited and capable handle things. They can do it! I would dare to say they want to do it! (I know I did when I was in that position)

Called – You must know that G-d’s calling is bigger than you. He uses different personalities to achieve different outcomes. There are people around you called; I know that because there are people around you lost. People called by G-d to work the mission.

Credited – These are people that serve alongside you. You see them and you give them a credit because you know (with your own eyes) what they can do. Give credit to who credit is due. To the ones that serve, give them credit.

Capable - These are people that have been called and you have credited and are ready with integrity. They are capable of handling issues and successes. They will serve the mission well.

Building a team that can keep the mission alive is crucial. (Another thought for another day-The mission gives the boundaries for which your team can work.)
In addition I have to trust others and most importantly trust in what G-d is doing in and through others.
And at the end of the week the church is still standing, the business is still selling and you are relaxed and revived.

Still to come this week – Cleaning the jeep for the first time, Visiting other churches, spending the week with the kids.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


John 15:16 "You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.

What a prevailing thought. Jesus chose you! That must mean He saw something in you He liked. You may look in the mirror and frown; He looks at you and smiles! Others may call you names; He calls you by name.

Not only did He choose you but He appointed you to bear fruit for Him.

Today the fruit of your life should represent the one that chose you. The one that first loved you! And understand that when it comes to bearing fruit for Him you can ask for whatever in the name of the one that chose you!

Live today as one chosen!