Monthly Archives: December 2011

No Regrets 2, Introduction (Part 2)

(Continued from last post…) And that is a regret, my first.  I wish I could say I never felt that awful feeling again.  But, unfortunately, I would repeat it several more times.  Each time I would mourn what I had done or said (or not done or said).  But there is no way to change […]

No Regrets 1, Introduction (Part 1)

Introduction: What is a Regret? (part 1) Regret.  It is not a word that young people often use. Why?  Because it takes awhile to get a good regret going.  Most of the time you don’t even realize that you are working on a regret until it gets big and ugly. So, what is a regret?  […]

Announcing the Book, NO REGRETS

Well, here goes…This fall I felt impressed to write a book for teens about “living a life worth living”–phrase I often ask young people if they are doing.  I wasn’t sure if it was something I should undertake, but I felt the Lord urging me to do so.  Several events confirmed that this prompting was […]

His Harvest

Why do we do what we do? That question has been asked so much that it even seems cliché to repeat it. But if it has been asked again and again, it is because we need to repeatedly check our own motivations for laboring in the Lord’s work.I am not cynical of ministry, I just […]

Who Pays the Bills?

Anyone knows that when you send laborers into the fields that the lord of those fields pays their wages. He foots the cost of the workers and the resources necessary to accomplish that work.When I was 18 (the day after I turned), I went to work for a natural gas pipeline. I went to work […]

God’s Big Tapestry

It occurred to me as I was writing my Sunday sermon on the Bread of Life, that Jesus was born in Bethlehem—”the house of bread.” Now this town had received it’s name more than 2000 years before Christ’s birth. God moved that it should bear this name as a part of His big tapestry. Just […]

Training and Laboring

As a boy, I began to work with my dad building things. Many times he would credit us with more knowledge than we had at that time. He would give us a job, and then expect us to get it done. It would frustrate him when we didn’t perform it right. (I am not criticizing. […]