Monday, April 27, 2015

The Feelings of People and Things Passing…04/02/2015

April 2, 2015 by  
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Hopefully, some will see this and read it. This has been an eventful last few days. It started off last week. Mary and I had a wonderful vacation in Phoenix with my parents and my sister’s family. Relaxing, fun, good family time. Then a few hours after my sister and her family had departed, my […]

Is Fear the Driving Force in your Ministry?…02/13/2014

February 13, 2014 by  
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I have been making the same observation over the last 5 years or so. So many youth ministries or events have been focused on fear. I’m trying to focus on the things Jesus did, namely loving God and loving your neighbor. It’s not to say that there are things that I don’t fear about or […]

We Would all Love Instant Transformation…01/30/2014

January 30, 2014 by  
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Since becoming the youth ministry leader with Mary, I have felt that I need to teach about the Old Testament stories, with the emphasis on love. Now, I’m feeling the need to stress more out of Jesus’s teaching on the “Sermon on the Mount,” (Matt. 5-7 or Luke 6). However, it can be frustrating when […]

N.T. Wright on Why the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection are important…12/26/2013

December 26, 2013 by  
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Things going on in the life of a meteorologist…10/8/2013

October 8, 2013 by  
Filed under church, Family, youth

If you follow this blog or my microblog, you that my life is blur sometimes. Not to mention that I try to keep a weather blog as well. This is what is going on… The government shutdown – yes, this has finally caught up with us. I mean that it was bound to happen. They threaten […]

Judgement and Grace

May 17, 2013 by  
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Since I have been preaching to the youth group, the Great Commandment, and the Great Commission, and how the Bible keeps pointing back to that, I have been having the thoughts about judgement versus grace. Brian Zahnd has been pointing out that Jesus preached against the “who’s in, and who’s out” thought.  Then I ran […]

Why would God End the world?…5/2/2013

May 6, 2013 by  
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I’ve been trying to share my youth messages that I have been doing. Both by sharing the text, and recording an mp3. However, since I’m having trouble affording hosting, probably only text for the time being. I had a week where I asked the students what questions they have. One question was “Why would God […]

What This Past Lent Has Taught Me

May 6, 2013 by  
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Don’t fear. That phrase is in the bible from one person’s count, 365 times. As people have told me one for everyday of the year. As I have journeyed through this Lenten season. There have been several things, I feel, that God has been speaking to me on. Continue the less meat, higher veggie diet.  […]

The Jeff Show #8 – That Others Might Live…Life Church Youth Group 1/10/13

January 11, 2013 by  
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Here is what I taught tonight to the youth group. The Jeff Show – #8

More Grace and why I am on this kick

July 26, 2012 by  
Filed under church, Family, ministry, Opinion

I’m not a great writer. I’m good, to the extent that I do get compliments when somebody reads these posts from time to time, but not great. Sometimes, I wish that more people read my blog and commented on what I had written, if only to learn from others as they read what I said. […]

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