Sep 26, 2007

Easily Used...

For a long time I've claimed 2 Timothy 4.11 as the biblical basis of what I do. Paul calls Mark helpful to him. In my role, I am to be useful to the leader I serve under. I just used my Quick Verse program to look up the meaning for the "helpful." According to the Strong's Concordance, it means "easily used." I like things that are easy to use. I hate phone menus that lead to no where, or websites that are hard to navigate. My cell phone is simple to use, that's part of why I bought that one.
If I'm truly going to be helpful to my senior leader, I have to not only be useful, but easy to use. There is a difference. I'm told a Mac is useful, but I've never found them easy to use. It may do wonders, but if I can't figure out how to get it to work for me, it's just a pretty paper weight.

And you thought YOUR pot holes were bad...

A video from Iraq... I don't think the DOT is set up to handle that sort of job. WARNING: a brief, bad word is used, watch with volume down.

Sep 24, 2007

Top Twenty Theological Pick-up Lines NOT to use

These are from C. Michael Patton

20. ”I am not overweight. The word ‘glory’ in Hebrew is kabod which according to HALOT literally means ‘heaviness.’ The Bible also says that we are to reflect God’s glory. Therefore, I am just doing what the Bible says.”

19. “Looking at you makes me reconsider preterism, because you are heaven on earth.”

18. “Paul said that it was better to marry than to burn. Therefore, I am under God’s mandate to marry you.”

17. “Here, let me take care of those tithes.”

16. “You may not have chosen me, but I have chosen you.”

15. “I could not help but notice you were exegeting me instead of the text during the sermon.”

14. ”Your name must be grace, because you are irresistible.”

13. ”There are six things that motivate me to talk to you, yea seven that turned my head.”

12. “Until this moment, I thought I had the gift of singleness.”

11. During communion say, “Can I get you another drink.”

10. “The Bible says that God is not concerned with outer appearance . . . neither should you.”

9. “The Good Book said that I might be visited by angels unaware, but something must be wrong with my interpretation, because I am perfectly aware of you.”

8. “I noticed you crying during alter call, can I help?”

7. While giving her a TULIP say, ”This Totally depraved person has been Unconditionally drawn to you, Limiting himself to your Irresistible beauty that is Persevering beyond all others.”

6. “God may be the bread of life, but you are the butter.”

5. “The site of you leaves me apophatic.”

4. “Well, gouge out my eyes and cut off my hands. If I hang around you much longer, I won’t have any limbs left.”

3. “You must have missed The Fall line, because you are lookin’ righteous.”

2. Sing this to the tune of George Strait’s “Chair”: “Excuse me, but I think you’ve got my rib.”

1. “Are you homo or homoi?”

Sep 15, 2007

Old friends...

The other day on MySpace (yes, I know some of you hate myspace...) a guy I went to high school with contacted me. We've haven't talked since graduation night, 15 years ago. It was a unique feeling to catch up with some one after so many years.
I wonder if God ever feels that way about us... How often do we let a ton of time go by with out connecting with Him. I heard a statistic the other day (I'm not sure where it came from, so I can't verify it) that the average minister spends less than 5 minutes a day in prayer. Seeems to me that it would hard to say that you speak on behalf of someone you barely know...

Sep 12, 2007

Some days...

Have you ever wondered how some days can be so calm and serene, and the next so crazy and busy?
Today was one of the crazy days. MC:WA 2007-2008 launched this week, plus we've had a special guest, plus Christy and I are still trying to get unpacked from our trip to the South. On days like this, the following keeps me going:

Sep 11, 2007

FPU Update

We had our first class on Sunday night, with a grand total of 33 families signed up... Over 60 people! Everyone is real excited!!

Sep 10, 2007

Yes, we did make it home...

Yes, we did make it home... And we hit the ground running... Busy, busy, busy!

Sep 1, 2007

Mission accomplished...

Mission accomplished... They got hitched. It was hot, and the black tux made it even hotter. But, it didn't last too long. Still, the tux place is going to want to give that thing a good cleaning... There's several pounds of liquid me in that thing.
Today's highlights include a trip to a Bass Pro store (WOW!!!) and a visit to the spot where President Kennedy was assassinated. There's an X on the street marking the spot that he was shot. There's actually 2 X's, he was hit twice. Or three times, depending on which theory you believe.