Monthly Archives: February 2006

late night ramblings

It’s almost 1 am, and well my wife and I are arranging housing for one of our visiting congregations for this year’s Great Southwest Bible Bowl. I am looking forward to Saturday, and for the feeling of "whew," when the … Continue reading

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Check this out

Go on over to Houston Heflin’s blog. He has got some good stuff to read.

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Thinking through Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

"Then the Lord called Samuel…" (1 Samuel 3:4)   A word from the Word: Read Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 "Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen…" (Eccl. 5:1)   ———- We are a culture … Continue reading

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The commitment factor

I am finding that culturally, families are over committed. I know this isn’t any great revelation. Even in more rural areas families are busy and over extended. Our families in our churches are just as busy as non-church families. Part … Continue reading

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cold and icy

It’s been cold and icy here in Oklahoma. In my prayer for our Middle School class this morning, I mentioned us not being cold and icy in our relationships with others. We talked about how faith isn’t supposed to be … Continue reading

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ramblings on youth ministry

One of the hardest things I am learning in ministry is that you can’t please everyone. I know that far older, and far wiser friends and mentors have shared this insight before with me. But for some strange reason, I … Continue reading

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On spiritual formation

I appreciate the prayers and the encouragement I received from some dear friends. I know that life is caught between the now and the not yet, and it’s in that middle of time, the now that sometimes to cloud of … Continue reading

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rough road

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. At least most of the difficulty has been self-inflicted. Not guarding my lips from delivering harsh words, not guarding heart from letting anger and bitterness surface and explode. You know, I have been … Continue reading

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busy week and then some

why is youth ministry so busy? i don’t mean to sound so naive, but could we do better jobs at delegating certain tasks and doing more ministry, better ministry? how are you doing at delegating?

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Bedside prayers

Something marvelous happens to a father’s heart each night. I’ll kneel beside my oldest daughter’s bed and we begin to pray. She likes to pray. But I love to hear here pray on her own. She thanks God for everything … Continue reading

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