We Love You, Tim!

I opened my inbox and there it was – a message from Vista Print: “We Love You, Tim!” I thought it was hilarious; an online printing place sending me such a personal note. Though I thought it was funny, it made me think about the communication we send to people. Is the church that bold? … Read more

Square Dancin’

The last time I was at a square dance was sixth grade until last night.  The camp we were at had one and everyone participated.  It started with simple group circle dances and then began to get more complicated.  Ruby loved it.  Suzanne loved it. And I loved it until Macy got startled by one … Read more

Bread on the Cross

We led worship for a weekend family camp that concluded in communion during the last service.  Each person was invited to come as the pastors placed the bread into their hands. The Harvest projector and computer were set up displaying the large cross that we have used as a standard picture since 2002.  As I … Read more

Owners

At a recent seminar I attended, the speaker talked about three reasons why volunteers are connected in a ministry role:  1)      Obligation 2)      Opportunity 3)      Ownership   The thought was intriguing to me.  Obligation isn’t bad.  In fact, the reason we are in ministry is because we are so grateful for Christ and what he … Read more

America’s Favorite Steakhouse

My brother Jedd recently told me about a conversation he had with a manager from Longhorn Steakhouse.  During their discussion, the manager said, “If you want to be America’s favorite steakhouse, you need to be your city’s favorite steakhouse”.    When Jedd told me this story, I immediately thought of the church.  If we want … Read more