Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedSep 26th, 2011 | No Comments
The Bitterroot Mountains form a rugged, glacier-carved border between Idaho and Montana. On both sides of this border is the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, the third largest wilderness in the Lower 48.
Approximately 1,800 miles of trails wind through the area, and many are unmaintained and rugged. Travel by foot and stock can be challenging, but rewarding, in the heart of this large wild area.
Believe it or not, I performed a wedding ceremony for a couple at the base of one of these trails – we were all on horseback. Following the ceremony, the guide took me back down the trail (still on horseback)....
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedSep 19th, 2011 | 1 Comment
Stephen moved to New York City when he was 34. He felt very alone, until a guy approached him on the subway and struck up a conversation. Stephen was impressed and surprised that a New Yorker seemed to take an interest in him. They exchanged numbers and said they’d hang out sometime. The next time Stephen heard from him, the man invited him to a Bible study – and that’s ALL he wanted to talk about. When Stephen declined his offer, he never heard from the guy again.
Stephen has a dim view of Christians. He, like many other people, thinks Christians aren’t really interested in you; they just...
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedSep 12th, 2011 | No Comments
17, 14 and 7 – three important numbers from last Wednesday. It isn’t the numbers themselves that are important. It is what they represent from our Back-to-School rally:
17 first-time student guests
14 recommitments to Christ
7 first-time, brand new Christ followers
For those of you were served to make this event a reality, thank you! Your spiritual account in heaven will be credited for those students taking seriously their relationship with Christ. You might think, “All I did was flip hamburgers, facilitate a game, or simply make someone feel welcome.” Yes, and it was much more!
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedSep 6th, 2011 | No Comments
The TV Land cable network has compiled a list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in TV, from the serious Walter Cronkite’s nightly signoff “And that’s the way it is,” to the silly, “We are two wild and crazy guys!”
As I read through the one hundred catchphrases, it became apparent TV has had a tremendous amount of influence on pop culture. Let’s see how you do on some of these… see if you can identify the source of the catchphrase:
“Aay” (Fonzie, “Happy Days”)
“Ask not what your country can do for you…” (JFK)