Archive | July, 2015

Things you can’t do when you are a Toddler.

16 Jul

Things you can't do when you are a toddler

Here is a link to a funny video that will lighten your heart and spirit!

We all have to grow up!

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

1 Corinthians 13:11

 

 

 

Daddy, Come See My Work!

14 Jul
Works in Progress from Flickr via Wylio

© 2009 Justin See (coming back), Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon.  I had set my both of my boys to work on various chores around the house while I was mowing the lawn.  Andrew was washing down some patio furniture, and Josiah was picking up sticks that I had trimmed in our front yard.  I was half-way through mowing the side yard when Andrew came running up to me.  He voice was filled with excitement.

“Daddy, Come See What I did!”  Although, I wanted to get my lawn mowed, and would rather have kept going.  I let go of my lawnmower, and went to see his work.

There is joy in work.  There is joy in production.  There are times that we can look at what we do and say.  “Daddy, come see what I did!”  As humans we were designed for love and relationships, and community.  However, we were also designed for work and creativity.

Vocation is the process by which we find a role in the world where we can do work in which the Father is pleased.

This work is not limited to being a pastor, priest, or church worker.  This work is not limited to our service for the church.  The Father is not more pleased by pastor than the computer programmer.  Work is using our gifts and talents.

There are times when I want to go to my Father and say, “Daddy, come see my work.”  I want Him to share in my joy.  I want Him to be delighted in me as His child.  I want to be united with Him as we seek a goal together.picture with boys

Find that connection today with your Father.  Ask your Heavenly Father to come and see your work.

Dr. G. David Boyd is the Founder and Managing Director of EA Resources.

NFL QB – Russell Wilson talks about Abstinence

9 Jul

Russell Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks recently made news when he shared how he was not having sex with his girlfriend Ciara, but they were trying to maintain abstinence.  They would be attempting to “do-it-the-jesus-way.”  Ciara is an famous singer, song-writer, and fashion model.

Wilson was frank, and admitted that he would need prayer in order to uphold this commitment in a San Diego Church.

Here is the complete story on Inside Edition.

As a father of three boys, I am regularly looking for men that my sons can emulate.  (Are Athletes good role-models?)

Say a prayer that Russell will walk faithfully as a follower of Jesus.

 

 

 

10 No-Excuse Ways to Become a Better Man

6 Jul

no-excuse

Here is a link to an interesting article that I wanted to pass onto my readers.

It is a great website resource for men who like to read and write.

Here again is the LINK!

Jacob McMillen is a professional writer, preacher, and the chief editor atUncompromised Men. In addition to throwing down sweet lines on manly topics, he will absolutely steal your dignity on the basketball court. Follow him on twitter @jmcmillen89… if you dare.

Another CELEBRITY Pastor Falls From his Throne

2 Jul

The name Tullian Tchividjian may not mean much to you, but I am sure that you are familiar with the name Billy Graham.  Billy Graham was his grandfather, and paved the road to his Christian stardom.  Tullian was a poster-child of Evangelicalism and a celebrity pastor from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.  Here is a link to the official statement from church leaders.  He resigned on Sunday due to an inappropriate relationship.

My only connection to the man is that I was forced to read one of Tullian’s book while on staff at a “megachurch.”  The book’s title was Unfashionable:Making a Difference in the World by Being Different.  (There is much I want to say, but I will choose to hold my tongue.)

Here is a link to the news story.

This news does not excite me.  This news does not make me more cynical of the church or church leadership.  his news motivates me to once again speak about the dangers of megachurches and their affect on the men and women who lead them.  I was once an insider.  I have served on staff at two large churches, but never again.

How many men will we broadcast exposing them to a spotlight that their faults cannot hide?  How long will we set pastors upon pedestals that they cannot maintain?

I was a child when the Jimmy Baker failure came to light.  I remember the jokes and stories about Tammy Faye Baker (including the t-shirts smeared with make-up).

I am not laughing today.

This is not an actor, but a real man.  This is not a reality tv show, but a real family.  While a megachurch, Coral Ridge is filled with real people who are seeking spiritual health (Megachurches tend to lose their personal touch and feel.).

My thoughts and prayers are extended to them.

My mind wonders how the Kingdom maintain any integrity in our culture when we create megachurches and celebrity pastors.

Dr. G. David Boyd is the Founder and Managing Director of EA Resources, a non-profit designed to equip parents and churches to understand emerging adults.

 

 

 

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