As a child I found it neigh impossible to fall asleep Christmas Eve. My parents had to repeatedly remind me that Santa only came after children were asleep in order for me to lay my head down and attempt slumber. I would then be up before the crack of dawn eagerly waiting to be released … Continue reading Merry Christmas
In the first chapter of Job the man receives bad news after bad news. While one servant is telling him of one tragedy, another servant comes and tells him of another. In a matter of minutes Job learned that all his livestock are gone and his children destroyed. Job's response is fascinating: "Then Job arose … Continue reading Endurance, Character, Hope
Went to an honest-to-goodness barber today, not a unisex hair chain or a stylists. It was great. The dude used a straight razor to clean up my hairline. It's getting harder and harder it seems to find a barbershop. If you're a guy, I recommend searching out one in your area. I almost wished I … Continue reading Barber
I heard a very interesting prayer today. "We pray not that You would give us clarity, but that You would teach us to trust You when things seem unclear."
Jenn and I have been speaking with a church in Nebraska about the possibility of serving in ministry with them. Consequently I’ve been researching and reading up on Nebraska in general and the town in specific. I loved these comments regarding rural Nebraska on one particular forum: Your just going to find that a smile … Continue reading Views on Rural Life
Last Friday was my 10th anniversary. We arranged for a baby-sitter, made reservations and drove over the mountain to have dinner together. Just the two of us. No children present. Speaking of presents, 10th anniversary is supposed to be "tin". That just didn't set well with me. I searched high and low for something else … Continue reading
Perhaps hate is too strong a word. I have historically disliked and been annoyed by nativity scenes. This may sound particularly strange coming from a Christian minister. And, to be truthful, my very dislike for these scenes as disturbed me. I love Christmas. As I posted a while back, the very reason I love Christmas … Continue reading I Hate Nativity Scenes