Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.

IT’S A MOVIE, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?

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I confess, I'm not really much of a movie man.   They are expensive (especially if I take all 7 of the Berrytribe like we do every Christmas). It's mostly a blind gamble as to their quality, which I can't afford the time or money to risk too often … [Continue reading]

DO THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS?

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In the most extreme sense, if you sell illegal drugs in CA. and use the money to sponsor hungry kids in poverty around the world, does that make the drug deal right and good? On a more normal level, does the error on the part of the check-out … [Continue reading]

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT? -the shortfalls of raising “good kids”

Yesterday one of my sons pitched a fit and threw a cup in the sink and yelled at his mom in angst. Last weekend another one of them kicked a friend out of our house because they were "being mean". I recently had a conversation with a parent who … [Continue reading]

KEEPING THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING

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If you want the main thing to be the main thing, then you're going to have to say no to a lot of minor things that all have an inferiority complex.  Those things are the ones that fight and beg and push and demand to matter most.  If your main thing, … [Continue reading]

FORMULA SCHMORMULA

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Straight up, formulas don't work in real life. If you're baking a cake, you can use a formula. If you're mixing chemicals, I'd recommend you get a formula. If you want to know how big to make the beams on your floor so the second story won't … [Continue reading]