Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedMay 28th, 2010 | No Comments
Today I attended the memorial service of James Hill. He was 82 years old. Pastor Greg Youmans lead the service in a way that made each one there feel like they new James personally. What moved me the most was a tribute by his grandson Matthew. You could tell Matthew and James had a special bond.
Following the service I got in my car to drive back to the church. While driving back Iwas listening to a CD my son had just given me. “Overflow” by Tommy Walker. The song “Find Me Faithful” overwhelmed me to the point I had to pull the car over. The message of the...
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedMay 26th, 2010 | No Comments
If I am fully prepared, a test is not a frightful experience for me. Then again, if I’ve not studied, I might panic a bit. Life is fertile soil for testing. The Old Testament character, Job, faced a challenging test; a test for which he was not fully prepared. The test: “If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!” Job 23:3 (NIV)
Job confesses that he is bitter and powerless before a God who seems to be in hiding while Job is suffering. C.S. Lewis, while grieving the loss of his wife, wrote in A Grief Observed: “When you are happy, so happy that you have no sense...
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedMay 12th, 2010 | No Comments
Someone asked me the other day, “What do you read and listen to?” So I thought maybe others would like to know. Well… if you did or didn’t, the following answers questions you might not of asked but want to know anyway.
De-Railed, Tim Irwin, Ph.D.
Everyone Communicates Few Connects , John Maxwell
Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God, Mark Galli
Leadership Beyond Reason, Dr. John Townsend
Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion,Wayne Cordeiro
Making Room For Leadership, MaryKate Morse
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedMay 6th, 2010 | No Comments
This came across my desk the other day. I thought it was hilarious.
10. To be able to eat a whole candy bar (alone) and drink a Coke without any “floaters.”
9. To have a 14-year-old answer a question without rolling her eyes in that “Why is this person my mother?” way.
8. Five pounds of chocolate that won’t add twenty.
7. A shower without a child peeking through the curtain with a “Hi ya, Mom!” just as I put razor to my ankle.
6. A full-time cleaning person who looks like Brad Pitt.
5. For a teenager to announce, “Hey, Mom! I got a full scholarship...