Friday, December 6, 2013

First cup of Joe!

First cup of Joe (coffee) in my spiffy new Goofy mug I got yesterday for my bday. I knew everyone needed to know this that's why I'm posting it ha ha!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

True happiness

True happiness and joy are only found in obeying Jesus who is the Word made flesh John 1:14.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Crazy Love

  1. I’m reading the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan and it’s kicking my butt right now. I just read the chapter “profile of the obsessed”. Check this out: from the book
    Risk Takers
    Haven’t we all prayed the following prayer? Lord, we pray for safety as we travel. We ask that no one gets hurt on this trip. Please keep everyone safe until we return, and bring us back safely. In Jesus’ name we pray amen The exact wording may vary a bit, but this is the standard prayer we recite before leaving on mission trips, retreats, vacations, and business trips. We are consumed by safety. Obsessed with it, actually. Now, I’m not saying it is wrong to pray for God’s protection, but I am questioning how we’ve made safety our highest priority. We’ve elevated safety to the neglect of whatever God’s best is, whatever would bring God the most glory, or whatever would accomplish His purposes in our lives and in the world. Would you be willing to pray this prayer? God, bring me closer to you during this trip, whatever it takes…
    People who are obsessed with Jesus aren’t consumed with their personal safety and comfort above all else. Obsessed people care more about God’s Kingdom coming to this earth than their own lives being shielded from pain or distress.
    Just something to chew on
    God bless

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A one life stand


I don't usually listen to anything but Christian music, but from time to time I'll hear a secular song like tonight I was listening to a radio station in my truck that plays love songs. Well this particular song had a great beat and sounded good. The guy was singing about how he had to hold his girl tonight before the day light and they go there separate ways in the morning. So this song was talking about a one night stand. So I started thinking that I'm so grateful God's love for us is forever, He doesn't stop loving us, even if we sin and make bad choices, He draws us back and through repentance our relationship is restored.

I was also thinking and thanking God that He designed marriage to last forever. I would hate to try to love a different person every night, I don't think it's possible to love like that, because love is forever. And when you live a life of one night stands it's lust and not true love.

Love stands the time, true love lasts forever. So I have vowed on my wedding day to have, and to hold, through sickness, and health, good times, and bad times, no matter what the rest of my life to be married and not just married but happily, joyfully, blessed married to my beautiful wife forever.

I've made a one life stand, those of you who are married won't you join me? To live a blessed life with Jesus as our guide and our bride by our side for life!

1 Corinthians 13:13

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.    

Thursday, August 22, 2013


1 Corinthians 13:1 
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others I am only a noisy bell or a crashing cymbal.

Love is the greatest thing in all the world as a matter of fact one of the ways to describe God is love 1 John 4:8. It is more than just a feeling it is a choice a decision. I may not feel God's love today but I choose to love Him anyway, I may not feel my wife's or kids love each day, or I might wake up on the wrong side of the bed but I choose to love them no matter what. We must choose to love everyone even people who don't like us, and even our enemies Matthew 5:44. 

The one thing this world needs more than anything else is love they'll cry peace peace but there will be no peace. Love is what's filling Heaven right now it's perfect love and we can be the ones to carry God's love to others down here.

The one thing I always tell the kids is I loved Jesus yesterday but I can love Him even more today. I loved my wife yesterday but I can love her even more today, I loved....etc 

Let's love even more than we ever had before and by doing this we will be a light to others and help bring them into the Kingdom of God

God bless and keep you


Monday, June 24, 2013

The dark side of drinking


First off as a Pastor do I feel it’s a sin to drink alcohol? I would have to answer no, the bible has a few examples where drinking alcohol is not a sin like everyones favorite story on drinking “Jesus turning the water to wine” found in the gospel of John, and in 1 Timothy Paul encouraged Timothy to drink a little wine for his stomachs sake. Jesus never sinned, so He therefore never got drunk, Paul likewise condemns drunkiness in his letters, so he couln’t possilbly be telling Timothy to party harty. On and on the Bible condemns drunkenness and drunkards, which are listed as going to hell if they don’t repent. If you can’t stop at one, (which I can’t) and have to drink until you’re drunk it’s sin. Drinking is the in thing to do these days, and sadly even in Christian circles. The reason I say it’s sad and I am against it is there is a dark side to alcohol that no one wants to see, and that the devil does a good job of hiding at first. I was on the road to becoming a alcoholic, thank God Jesus rescued and saved me at the early age of 16. I am the son of a recovering now thank God alcoholic, but when I was a kid he was anything but recoverd. He beat my mom badly frequently when he would black out, she now 20 years later has injuries like a professional boxer doctors say. You see alcohol made him out of controll many a time he would drive us home drunk. Movies and magazines don’t show you pictures of people barfing there brains out, woman getting beat, children getting abused, family and lives getting ruined because it started off so innocent just one drink,just on the weekends, on and on until it’s out of control and you became a monster who destroyed innocent lives. My dad is clean now praise God, but he lives in regret he can never take back what he has done. So my question to you who are now old enough to drink is it worth it? I truly believe there is death and sorrow in that bottle

Monday, June 10, 2013

Seeing Jesus for who He is

I think people have gotten to comfortable with Jesus these days, we make Him into our own image as opossed to who he is "The King of Kings" "The Lion of Judah". It's common to hear people say well Jesus understands why I do the wrong, Jesus is my homeboy, Jesus loves me no matter what. Although that last statement is true, Jesus is holy, Jesus is sinless, Jesus hates sin He doesn't understand our sin He condemns it. The Bible says that the fear of the Lord is the begininng of widom Proverbs 9:10. I love the fact that one of Jesus' names is THE LION OF JUDAH. When you look at a lion you can see it's beautiful, but you can also see it's powerful and it's not like a house cat, you can't just pick it up in your arms and carry it around, cause if you were to try that you might possibly be dead or missing a arm or a leg! You see people have a respect for lions that's why they are behind a fence at the Zoo. We must have a holy fear, a respect for Jesus and see Him for who He truly is as painted in the pages of the Bible. Knowing, serving, and loving Jesus is what our lives as Christians are to be all about. Jesus is still asking us the question that He asked His disciples so many years ago "Who do you say I am?” Matthew 16:15. Let's see Jesus for who He really is today!

God bless and keep you!


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Reality is a hard pill to swallow

I played a game of basketball with the High School kids today and I saw a fat man run! Oh wait that was me bummer! I didn't realize how outta shape I was, and then you add a little age to the equation and it's a recipe for disaster and this is wait you get.

I was thinking I was gonna play and be all awesome cause I do have a little skill, but I only made one basket and then one of the girls was complaining about how someone stank, which of course with sweat pouring off me was me. So I stepped out so much for being awesome. Reality is a hard pill to swallow,  now while I do intend to lose a little weight cause the Bible says that our body is a temple. But it also says
" For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come" 1 Timothy 4:8.

So that means even if I get all buffed out and then don't strive for Godliness one day I'll die a buff old man without God which would SUCK!!! So I'm encouraging you along with myself to...

"be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might" Ephesians 6:10. 

Let's be spiritually strong and draw closer to Him until we meet Him on the day He calls us home!

God bless you!




Friday, February 22, 2013

This is funny!

A good outlet

The social stuff was taking a lot of my time recently I was on FB, Twitter, Tumblr, and I had this blog so I deleted everything. But what's cool is I was able to retore this blog. I have missed it and I've found it in the past to be a good outlet for my thoughts even if only a few read this. May God bless you as you draw close to Him

Happy blogging everyone!