going off the grid
sunday at 6 am a group of 40 adults and students will be leaving Moweaqua, IL to go down near Harlan, KY and serve the people in that area by repairing homes. for five days i will be (nearly) without cell phone service and definitely no access to the internet. i need some time away, i get so distracted by our technologies today. here’s to going off the grid!
so much to learn about ministry. there is no one right way to do it. instead we must be all things to all people (sounds familiar huh?)
teaching ecclesiastes again this morning in sunday school. i want students to understand that sex is not a right, but a gift. our culture teaches us we deserve sex whenever we want it, but God has designed it to be used within marriage. when solomon neglected this and took 1,000 different women (literally) he lost the value of sex that he once held so highly (see song of solomon). we have so much...
it is a new week. let’s choose to do something awesome.
in sunday school this morning we are going to begin a quick look at the book of ecclesiastes. it is a crazy depressing, but insightful book. there is no book in the bible that is more brutally honest as it peers into the human mind and soul. when we pursue pleasures that are purely earthly, we are left empty. only God can fulfill us, everything else is ‘meaningless.’ all of us have...
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.– Thoreau
sometimes i feel like i have two parts. one loves cool, trendy things. one is cynical and bitter towards anything cool. i like the first half better, i’m going to start choosing it. i don’t want to not do something or not like it just because it is cool or popular. if i like it i’m going to use it, say it, wear it or whatever the case may be.