Tuesday, April 24, 2007

You might...

You might want to read this.
A discussion with Rick Warren and Sam Harris. Pastor vs Atheist. Interesting read.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

LIfe today...

Sorry, missed posting that the girls got back safe and sound. We drove into Saskatoon yesterday for some Doctors appointments for Tara, having to do with her thyroid. The one test required her to stop breast feeding for a 24 hour period with Olivia; that's now over too. Not recommended.

The day yesterday was really good otherwise. I mean it was ridiculously long, as we left at 8:00 AM and returned at 10:00PM. The boys were SO good. I think the warmer weather and the ability to "rip and tear" (as my mom used to say) outside helps reduce their toddler angst. Then they seem to listen and work together with us better.

It's been a good few days with the boys.

Friday, April 13, 2007


My girls left for the Pastor Wive's retreat and will be back Sunday afternoon. Not gone too long, but long enough. I hope and pray that God does some neat stuff at that retreat.

I miss 'em already.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Some days...

Okay, so yesterday was Easter Sunday. All in all it was a good day. That being said; I was not quite at the top of my game. First there was the mistake that I didn't catch in the bulletin and then during the verbal announcements in our service I was interrupted twice by people wanting to add something or clarify it. That threw me off a little. The prayer time went relatively well, except that fewer people than normal shared. I finished the prayer time and then began preaching. My wife then grabbed my attention with her eyes only the way a wife can. I had forgotten all about a baby dedication we were to have done at the front end of the service. Worse yet, I had forgotten what I had prepared to say myself and the "charge" I had planned to give the couple. As I remembered and invited the couple up to the front I was totally flustered. I fumbled my way through the dedication (thankfully the couple and their family were very gracious to me). As I made my way back up on the platform, I started preaching again, not realizing I had forgotten the mic. Then, not as though anyone but me would've noticed, I forgot a portion of my sermon.

I had several people say they appreciated my "humaness". I also had someone compliment me on the Sunday of "recoveries". We always pray that God would work despite of us, this past Sunday I can honestly say I was really banking on it as I shook people's hands on their way out.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

What do you think?

So I was reading this post from Dan Kimball's blog. (No I don't know Dan but I have been following his blog a little). I will share with you a quote from there...
The consistent observation shared was that Christians generally don't want to listen to other viewpoints than their own, and they basically abandon the person if they aren't ready to "receive the gospel" and the Christian then moves on to someone else. This was shared that it feels like (and actually is) showing that as a person, those outside the church aren't really cared about or respected and valued as a human being other then as an evangelistic target or as someone to prove them wrong, and the Christian right.
Boy, I hope that's not describing me. I'm sure at times it has though. I felt this bit was a good reminder for me.