Monday, December 10, 2007

For those who fly - Hit to Delta Airline Blog


I place in Ak
Which Begs the question is what is the Churches called in this Flippin City...

Hit to Marko

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

It has been awhile



Well I have chosen to return to the great blogging. In the next week I will write about a new job change in my life, A request from Zach for me to go on blind dates and how that will help is marriage, I will also look ahead to YS_- Atlanta Ga


So stay tune with more to come.


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Time to get back at it

Time to return to blogging on a regular basic. You will see new posts this week. including a job change at HUMC and the end of summer camp.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Maybe the Next Youth Pastor? The Church Office - Episode #1

Personal Church Shopper for the busy family



DECEMBER 2006 --- Growing bored with the outdated programs at their present church, the Henman family of Peoria, IL, recently hired Lucy Ditmer, a personal shopper, to find them a new church home to meet their spiritual needs. "Between my boy's hockey games and my girl's dance classes, I really don't have the time to go church shopping," said Helen Henman. "It's a great relief to know that Lucy can take care of all that. The last thing Phil and I want to do right now is spend every Sunday morning going to strange churches just to see if they have cushioned seating and a proper food court."

Ditmer, who has over five years experience as a personal shopper at Macy's, began advertising her church shopping services when she saw a need for busy families who find it difficult to squeeze a religious life into their hectic schedules. "Most churches nowadays have sermons that last from ten minutes to an excruciating half hour," Lucy explained. "My clients just don't want to put themselves through that kind of ordeal when all they really want to know is whether the youth program has a Playstation 3. With my service, the clients just give me a checklist of all their felt needs and I do all the dirty work while they're sleeping in on Sunday morning."

One of Ditmer's recent success stories comes from Judith and Bob Nickerson, a pair of sports enthusiasts who were looking for a church that provided for their physical needs as well as their spiritual ones. "Coming from a Methodist background, we were really surprised when Lucy recommended the Beth Israel Synagogue on Fifth Street," Judith said. "But we had to admit that it had the state-of-the-art exercise facility we were looking for. After a couple visits, we knew it was the place for us. In fact, we like it so much, Bob is getting circumcised next Thursday."

As for the Henman family, they are anxious to see what Lucy finds for them. "Being without a church home these past few weeks has really taken a toll on our family," Mrs. Henman admitted. "Just the other day Phil was dealing with a lot of stress at work and he needed a pastor to show him how Jesus dealt with project deadlines. If Lucy doesn't hurry up and find us a church soon, we may be forced to open a Bible and look for the answer ourselves."



Hit To Josh

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Sometimes ministry is hard

Sometime days no matter how long you do ministry, it is just hard. In youth ministry trying to keep youth, parents and church leaders happy and staying true to ones calling of God Ministry is not at all possible. Some nights I feel the kingdom is not happy with the direction of the ministry and I am falling to face the elephant in the room and deal with issues head on. I let people be happy, but that may not be best of the ministry. Usually when I have those days, I then see God and the small little signs of success of ministry, Hopefully today that will happen.

The good news is Chris Tomlin is in town and I will get to hear him in concert on Friday night. Which will be a short night of sleep, as I then leave for a meeting at camp around 6:45 in the morning.

Well off to shower and waiting for signs of God being a wonderful maker today.

Monday, January 22, 2007

24 10-11 am

I cannot get my cell phone to work in Hastings, but they work in the Bunker for the President's staff.

Don’t you hate when you sell Nuclear bombs and your buyer sets them off in your neighborhood without telling you first.

Tivo’s are great for watching 24

Any bets how long Jack Bauer's Dad will last this year, before he is dead? Will Jack kill him.

For the record in the event of Nuclear explosion, do you not think we should move the President’s family ?

Does Jack’s Cell Phone battery ever dies?

Thinking of having Jack speak at the next family event at HUMC on dealing with difficult family members – how to improve communications with family.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

What a wife

PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Nine months pregnant and married to a fervent Bears fan with tickets to Sunday's NFC Championship Game, Colleen Pavelka didn't want to risk going into labor during the game against the New Orleans Saints.

Due to give birth on Monday, Pavelka's doctor told her Friday she could induce labor early. She opted for the Friday delivery.

"I thought, how could [Mark] miss this one opportunity that he might never have again in his life?" said Pavelka, 28, from the southwestern Chicago suburb of Homer Glen.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Monday, January 15, 2007

A thought from King.

"Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. "
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

thoughts on 24 hours 3 and 4

The big bomb in LA ( who would have thought that)
Curtis is killed by Jack ( who does not die if you are a friend of Jack's)
Why does this President not have a Sit. Room for days like this?
So a bomb goes off in LA and they do not rush the President to the safe place?
Why was the Secret Service not protecting the President sister?
Why is the Secret Service in "24" just really bad?
Do you not wish this President had the staff from the Bartlett Era of the West Wing. I would just feel better if Mrs Landinham and Leo was around.
Should you Chief of Staff be your best friend and somebody smarter then you, but not in "24" world.


MLK day or not?

Today is Martin Luther King day, well not exactly – In Alabama, they do not have MLK day, but REL day, that would be General Robert E Lee Day. Wow…. Sometimes I forget about how this nation is sometimes a melting pot and sometimes a pot ready to boil over. I actually feel bad that today I am not reading some of MLK writings and such, but doing work around the house and getting ready for the 24. I at least I will not spend any time on REL day.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

I am a Super Hero

Wondering what Super Hero I am ? the results:
Green Lantern

Green LanternHot-headed. You have strong
will power and a good imagination.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test