Somebody Oughta

One of the things that made me cringe when I worked as a manager was when an employee would come to me with a new idea.  Don’t get me wrong, I encouraged my staff to think creatively and come up with new ways to do things.  I love the creative process. However, every time IContinue reading “Somebody Oughta”

Stubborn as a Mule

When I started this blog a couple of years back, I promised to be transparent and authentic.  When I read the Bible, that is what the writers were, and that is what I strive to be.  So, here it goes. It’s been a rough four years for me. Don’t get me wrong – I celebrateContinue reading “Stubborn as a Mule”

Good Boys Don’t Go to Heaven

A few weeks ago, as I was driving my 8 year-old son to school, the topic of theology came up. Surprisingly, it often does – kids are very curious about God, and that’s a good thing. We were discussing Heaven, which is a very cool topic. In the middle of our conversation, he said somethingContinue reading “Good Boys Don’t Go to Heaven”

What if we got it wrong?

There I was, with the rest of America, watching the election results roll in. Frankly, there weren’t too many channels to choose from on the ol’ TV that weren’t covering the elections on Tuesday night. The commentators were rattling on, and on. The statisticians were working furiously to decide the probability of particular states goingContinue reading “What if we got it wrong?”

I Failed…Again

Believe it or not, I am a failure.  I know, it’s really, really hard to believe.  But, it’s true.  I fail…a lot.  (And, it’s not just me)  Every pastor, evangelist, youth leader, and every other church leader, member, or officer has failed many, many times as well.  Though the failures are all different (ranging fromContinue reading “I Failed…Again”

God was at the unemployment office

It is a humbling experience filing for unemployment.  There is a lot of paperwork to fill out, skills tests to take, resume building, and an interview with an employment specialist at what are called “Worksource Oregon” centers.  Yesterday was my day to go in and speak to the specialist. Since I live out in theContinue reading “God was at the unemployment office”