Family-Integrated Model of youth program organization

My assignment was to write whether I agreed with this model based on the information supplied. The Info Supplied: Family-Integrated Model – “Proponents of family-integrated churches believe that ‘there is no scriptural pattern for comprehensive age-segregated discipleship, and that age-segregated practices are based on unbiblical, evolutionary and secular thinking which have invaded the church.’ . . . As a result, family-integrated congregations ‘reject the emphasis on family-fragmenting, facility-based programs which disregard the Church as a people in community and which displace family outreach.’ From a family integrated perspective, ‘the church’s relationships are nurtured primarily through daily discipleship in everyday Read more [...]

Playing pathfinder

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Having a good time in st. Albans

Life as an open book

What would happen if you could read your life's story? What if destiny was an open book for you? Would you dare read? You would see all the good and all the bad you would do in your life. What would the result be? Could you dare to change it? I know that in this life I will never get that chance but I know that eventually this will happen at the Judgment Seat of Christ. When I am Judged by He who made me, all will be revealed. I know that in that moment I will feel shame and elation. Shame from all the bad I did and the missed chances. Elation from the good. Many are afraid of that moment. I however am not. I stand secure in my faith. As a Christian I know that I am going to be found wanting but given reprieve through Jesus' grace Read more [...]

34 Flavors

Icecream.

Yum.

This post is about my favorite flavor. I am a simple guy I love strawberry. I know that many love chocolate but I do not care for it.

Strawberry is where it is at. Followed closely by plain vanilla.

I would have said my favorite is Cherry Garcia from Ben and Jerry’s but I can’t stand their politics.

What is your favorite flavor?

Happy Birthday Lauramae

Today is my Sister’s Birthday.

Go check out her blog: Raising Soldiers 4 Christ

Show her some love and let her know she is getting old.

1984

The prompt for this one is to write about your greatest fear and what is in the room with you dealing with it. I am taking the title of the post seriously and wanted to write about the NSA scanning program. The NSA is acting as Big Brother and watching everything we do online. They are monitoring virtually all cell phone communications. This is a very scary thing. WE do not nee to have everything we do monitored and checked (Hi NSA - you Suck). Read more about it: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/01/how-the-nsa-threatens-national-security/282822/ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/27/new-york-nsa-phone-surveillance/4219055/ http://www.cbsnews.com/feature/nsa-surveillance-exposed/ Those Read more [...]

Teacher’s Pet

I didn't start out as a teacher's pet, early on I was a teacher's pest. In second grade I was quite the hellion because I could get away with it. I had a cohort in crime - Heather Coburn. We were always doing something to Mrs. Ray. Mostly because we would finish our work early and were bored. At least that is what I have been told. Since it was second grade my memories are a bit vague. I do remember enjoying the year. My mom said I got quite the reputation that year.  I dunno. Maybe it was deserved, maybe not. but that all changed when I reached third grade. Third grade was a time of change. Heather and I were separated for the first time. So we didn't have each other to get in trouble with. I got the better end of that deal. I got Read more [...]

Helpless

Today's writing prompt was to write about the last time I felt helpless and out of control of the situation. Well that is an easy one. I feel that way now. I have a tooth that is hurting a lot and I haven't been able to get it fixed yet (although I have an appointment this morning!). I also feel out of control of my job situation.  We owe some bill that need to be paid but our customers have not paid us. It is a frustrating thing to know you have money available to pay with but you cannot have access to it. I don't like feeling out of control of situations. I know that this happens so we learn to depend on God more but it isn't fun. I am reminded of Exodus 14:14 " The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent. " I need Read more [...]

My Favorite

I guess you would have to say my favorite person is my wife, Kelly; which is as it should be. The longest we have been apart actually happened the summer after we were married. I sent her to the Stamps-Baxter School of Music. This is a Southern Gospel training school that lasts three weeks. I was a mess I guess you could say. I left my business mentor  long maudlin messages and just kinda droned on. Since then we have been apart for a week at time for me to travel to conferences but nothing link that. It wasn't fun! I guess I should have went down and visited on the weekend but I did my best to tough it out. I made it. I know that three weeks doesn't seem like much especially when military families are apart for a year or Read more [...]

Call Me Ishmael

The storm broke. And so begins the adventures of the magician Pug. The author is Raymond E. Feist. This is my favorite book series. It recently came to an end. There are about 20 books in the series and I encourage you to read them all. On a side note, the storm has broken over the Tri-State area tonight when I am writing this. We are expecting 3 inches of snow. My dog Scrappy wont like that. Anyway back to the books. Magician is broken into two books for the North American market. They are split into Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master. I started reading this series way back in Jr. High school. I have reread the books and replaced them many times. Recently they have been turned into audio books and the Kindle versions Read more [...]