Monday, November 19, 2012


Though we observe Thanksgiving Day, I prefer to think of this as a "season of thanksgiving." One day shouldn't be able to contain our gratitude!

I am thankful for family.  We'll travel this week to see my parents in Florida for a couple of days and I am reminded of the example Pop and Granny have given me and my children.  I remain thankful for the family where I am husband and Dad- what a great wife and children God has given me!

I am thankful to be called "pastor" by this church family. It is overwhelming to consider the love and encouragement we so generously share. There aren't many churches that could remain open to God's leadership in the ways we have encountered in this last year.

And yes, this week as I am thankful for family and faith, I am thankful for food, football and freedom! This is a great land we call home.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day Decisions

I've always had an interest in politics... but boy, am I glad this election will be over today.  The ads, the hype, the misrepresentations, the general nasty tone of the campaign has left a sour taste in my mouth.  Whoever wins the election there are decisions that remain:

  • As a Christian I have a responsibility to pray for those involved in positions of leadership- whether or not I voted for or "like" them
  • As a citizen I have the right to remain involved- not just to vote, but to call write letters, attend meetings, give money, and let my voice be heard
  • As a Christian citizen I gladly recognize that God is neither a democrat nor a republican and that His kingdom is bigger and better than the agenda of any political party