Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Let’s be real clear about this. do not push your spiritual agenda on any other person that you know. i remember going to the Rose Parade with my junior high group and had a blast every year. at the end there would always be the peeps directly behind it with signs like “God will send you to hell... unless you repent.” and every year our students would inevitably ask questions about whether or not that was an effective way to minister. well, i am a firm believer in that God can use whatever God wants to change the hearts of people... and that is all i have to say about that.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Badges are usually a pretty cool thing to have. they signify that we were involved with something special or that we were on a team that achieved something great. let’s talk about a badge that you and i do not want to wear - the badge of Workaholism. this is not something that will enhance your ministry or help you in your relationship with your family, staff and those closest to you. when you put in mad hours at church, only to miss your nite out with the peeps or to be away from your family when they have been waiting at home for you, you best not do this for a very long time. and this whole mentality of working for God so it is ok that i neglect those closest to me and my health is not a good answer.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Do peeps really understand how boring they are when they talk and talk and talk? you know, rambling on and on with no point except to hear themselves talk. most of us have been that person sometime or another, or maybe on several occasions. the joke that i often hear is the one where a keynote speaker gets up in front of a room full of pastors and says that she is going to talk for three hours, because of all people that could understand that kind of madness, it is this group of people who talk way too much on sunday morning. the room always erupts with laughter and everyone pokes and jabs at one another because they know... they are all guilty -- don’t be that pastor.