Gossip

What is gossip? "We gossip when we talk about someone, rather than directly to him. Two people move closer to each other at the expense...

Endings

As of Thursday, November 8, 2018, after talking with Pastor Chad and the HWC Board, I have submitted my resignation as an assistant pastor...

Blue Collar God / White Collar God by Terry Esau

Terry Esau is a fantastic writer. I just love analogies and metaphors and parables and stories that seek to describe the human condition and...

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life

source mamiverse.com

I Desperately Want to Matter

From a journal entry dated July 30, 2017: At the moment, I feel insecure. All day I have not felt important... that I am not a...

Such an Incredible Mind Wrote Children’s Stories

[vimeo 56037245 w=640 h=360] "A STORY IS HOW YOU CAPTURE A CHILD’S HEART." Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the Jesus Storybook Bible, talks about her appreciation for C.S....

7 Skills Every Kid Needs to Learn in the World Today

[vimeo 53913251 w=900 h=675] "THE WORLD NO LONGER CARES HOW MUCH OUR STUDENTS KNOW. KNOWLEDGE IS A COMMODITY. WHAT THE WORLD CARES ABOUT IS WHAT THE KIDS WILL...

Should a Parent Force their Children or Teenager to Come to...

A while back I read an article entitled: Why I Would Never Force my Kids to go to Church. Below is an excerpt from...

The Lost World of Genesis One // Book Thoughts

A couple of days ago I finished reading John Walton's book: "The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate" His view of...

Sabbatical Leave

Hayward Wesleyan Church has graciously given me a gift of sabbatical starting November 1 through the end of December. I will pause pastoral duties...

Personal Statement on Job Change

History Being a children's pastor came out of left field for me. I wasn't looking, aiming, or intending to be in children's ministry. It came...

Family Trip to Hungary

Amanda and I and our two girls, Sari and Macie, are going to Hungary to visit for a couple of weeks at the end...