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Filling the Empty Cup Widgets Change never happens in the absence of conflict, and ministry never occurs in a vacuum.  I recall frequently coming home late from various ministries and being tired and worn out.  Some people are under the impression that if you go out to serve people by talking about God and teaching doctrines, you should …


Youth are Still Kids, Not Autonomous Adults!

I do a lot of work in the tech field.  I can fix computers, build home networks, write webpages, and do graphic design.  My current day job consists of many of these elements.  I am also expanding my skills (a concept that I think everyone should do), so I was doing a few internet searches …


Keeping Up with the Children

I love working with youth, I have done it for many years, I have worked with over 200 kids by name, seventeen weeks of summer camps, four years of club programs for boys, four weeks of Vacation Bible School, three years of weekly Sunday School, and five years of mentoring in Big Brothers, Big Sisters, …


Give Your Money…Give Your Life

Once again a book crosses my path that made me think a little bit, and even reflect on my past, contemplate my present, and plan my future.  I read a book on money!  I have read the Christian argument for giving from every possible angle in the Christian circles.  Some people will quote lots of …


Grace Among Us

We are all prodigals.  We run from Christ, righteousness, and holiness.  But in this message, unlike usual, I do not want to dwell on that.  I want to focus on the response.  In a way, this will be a review of a little book that I just received from John MacArthur entitled Grace for You, …


Democratized Faith

This article has been on my heart for a long time, and I hope that it is as good as it sounds in my head.  For I fear that my time away from daily writing has deeply impacted my ability to clearly convey a point as poignant as this.  So what does the term ‘Democratized …


Happy Helloween

We are at that time of the year again for the holiday known as Halloween.  It is not possible to write an article on this subject without offending someone, so please before I am condemned as a heretic, Satan worshiper, or (not this) Right-wing radical conservative killjoy Christian, please here me out on this one.  …


Educational Absurdity!!

OK, so I have to rant.  This is nothing to do with Christianity, but I have no other forum to mention this issue.  It is relevant to my other major interest: education!  I have taught higher education for three years and now, in addition to running my business, I tutor online.  In my bout with …


The Tears of God

I have asked the question of many people: Which ministry is harder, Children’s or Addiction Recovery?  Usually I hear back that addition recovery is harder for various reasons.  These reasons are all valid: people are set in the ways, they are not always looking for help, the power of addiction, etc.  I always tend to …


Sinners and Saints

As I was examining some news stories the other day, I came upon a quote by Warren Buffett that I considered important enough to examine in detail. He started, “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” Just consider: if you find a person living out the graceful life of Jesus Christ, …

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