Pondering Faith

Evidences of Spring

It’s spring… I think. I almost thought that it was spring last week. I mean, after all, the kids were out for spring break. I wore a short sleeved shirt at one point last weekend, and I even went fishing with Cindy’s grandfather.

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Care and Counseling

Love for the Dogs

When someone hurts us, we put up walls of self defense that keep us from getting close to anyone else. Seeing my son and my dog react to a stray dog in our yard reminds me of a time in my life when I learned that lesson first hand.

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My Week in Review

Here is my week in review, which included finishing the Will Graham Christian Life and Witness Course, a District meeting about leadership, and teaching a worship course for our lay speaking school.

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Boys with Toys

A couple of posts ago, I wrote about how things have changed even from when I was little. I thought I would share an example: our Wii. Thanks to Santa, this Christmas, our household joined the millions of other Wii owners. Wii is the latest video game system from Nintendo and it has become so popular, that Cindy’s mother reports that some of her first graders spell we as wii. The Wii is a little different than other video game systems because the system knows when you move the controller. So, if you are playing baseball, you can pretend that your controller is a baseball bat, and actually swing at the ball. Same goes for golf. It certainly makes the video game a more interactive experience,

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The Rear End

Cindy and Luke were rear-ended Sunday Night. 🙁 They are ok. Cindy’s neck is sore. It wasn’t very sore at first, but it is getting worse, so I am sending her to the doctor tomorrow. Luke shows no sign of injury, but we’re watching him close. He never seemed to notice that anything out of the ordinary was going. Oh, the joy of childlike innocence 🙂 I am very thankful that they are ok. The car has seen better days, though. There have been enough car accidents in my family and in our church lately that I did not need this reminder. But perhaps for others this can grant three important lessons: Express your love to family daily.  Drive carefully. Pray.  

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The Doctrine Committee

    This post is part of a series telling about my experience with the Board of Ordained Ministry. Other posts in the series are listed in the yellow box at the end of this post.       This committee makes sure that you thoroughly understand United Methodist doctrine. This is where a good seminary education will come in handy. Out of all of the committees, this was the one that I was most scared of meeting. I was worried that they would quiz me on 3rd century bishops, or have me describe the differences between the theologies of some obscure theologians that I had not studied. My written responses to the doctrine questions that are posed by the Book of Discipline took almost 50 pages (double spaced). I aswered each question thoroughly, and

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Twitter Journal

08:19 Gave Cindy’s blog a facelift. She wanted a change for spring. She is ready for winter to be over! See it: www.simplycindyblog.com # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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Twitter Journal

08:19 Gave Cindy’s blog a facelift. She wanted a change for spring. She is ready for winter to be over! See it: www.simplycindyblog.com # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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Twitter Journal

07:23 Prayer thought: Everyone affected by the fires in Australia. # 07:26 I have Teaching Parish this morning. After that, I visit my friendly neighborhood accountant to do my taxes. # 20:08 Played too hard with the boys in the yard. I’m tired out and relaxing. Cindy and I are about to watch "How I Met Your Mother." # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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Twitter Journal

17:11 Sunday morning services went well. Have been taking it easy this afternnoon, and now trying to finish up an assignment for tomorrow. # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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Twitter Journal

09:19 Prayer Thought: Christian unity. # 09:26 We are about to make our monthly Sam’s run. It’s taking us a little longer than usual to get moving this morning. # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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Twitter Journal

08:11 Prayer thought: Those who look like they have it all together, but are really hurting inside. (which is all of us, to some extent) # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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Twitter Journal

10:55 Prayer thought for today: Being at peace. # 10:55 I finished my NT reading assignment, now on to the writing part. # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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