Wild fish, wild strawberries, wild animals, and wild times.

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Ministry Musings, Something's Fishy

Wild fish, wild strawberries, wild animals, and wild times.

I was blessed with an opportunity last weekend to escape the heat with three young men who have just graduated out of HS and are moving on…some to college, some out of state, but all out of our high school ministry.  And so, with a couple of open days between graduations and the hectic schedule of summer ministry, the four of us packed into my truck and headed for the pines with good food, good movies, good games, and good attitudes. One of my greatest joys in life is...

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Redefining Bad Days…

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Ministry Musings

Redefining Bad Days…

In the last two days, I have been witness to two very difficult situations.  Reminded by Paul Tripp’s book Dangerous Calling that ministry isn’t dealing with “projects” but people…real people with real hurts and struggles…I’ve encountered two life circumstances in 24 hours that have broken my heart and convicted my spirit about how I react to my own circumstances. The first involved a young mother of three that came to the church...

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Risen Fly Recommendation

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Ministry Musings, Something's Fishy

Risen Fly Recommendation

I was recently browsing the sweet “racing stripe” foam over at Dub the Thorax when I came across an ad on the side of the page for Risen Fly.  As I was browsing their products, I wondered about the significance of their name.  Especially with Easter approaching, I wondered about the use of “Risen”…maybe it was just an allusion to a fish “rising” to take a fly?  Then I noticed their line of fly reels are called...

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Shepherd’s Conference 2013

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Ministry Musings

Shepherd’s Conference 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to go over to Southern California for The Shepherd’s Conference at Grace Community Church.  Our Senior Pastor is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary and last year was the first year that he encouraged us to come along with him.  Like last year, this year we were able to gather together a group of around 30 guys from our church (pastors, elders, lay leaders, men) to carpool over for the 3-day conference in Sun Valley. ...

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