Ministerial Meanderings

God centered theology in a man centered world.

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I was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Laurel, Maryland. I served in the United States Air Force for 20 years then retired. Then God led me to become a pastor. I was converted to Christ in the summer of 1966. I enjoy the company of my wife, children and grandchildren. I live with my three cats Hobbs, Taz, and Chloe.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Family News

I got a call earlier this evening from my son Stephen. Stephen is a Pfc in the United States Army. He is a sapper, an explosive demolitions expert who doubles as a bomb defuser. He got word today that he is being transferred to a new company and will be deploying to Iraq in August. At this time, we don't know how long his deployment will be for. I invite all those who read this blog from time to time to offer up a prayer for Stephen's safe return to the United States as well as all those brave military men and women who are serving in dangerous places far from home. May God watch over them all.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Break For a Time

It seems popular among bloggers to take a break from time to time. It is time I need one. I have been sporadic in my blogging and not highly motivated. So, I will taking a break from blogging for a while. I am not sure how long. If you follow this blog you will see it when I come back. I have a few things going on and a few irons in the fire that are demanding my attention. Thanks for understanding. See you before long I hope.

Monday, January 03, 2011

The Turn of the Year ...

I like the start of a new year. It is like a fresh beginning. It starts over. Of course there is some baggage from last year. But overall, the start of a new year is the chance to start again.

It is a hope and a promise. There is a hope, a chance, that this year can be better than last year. Things that were wrong last year can be right this year. There is a hope that I can be a better man, a better person, more like the person I envision myself to be, than I was last year.

There is a hope that I can be a better Christian and walk more closely with Christ than I did last year.

The new year is like a fresh snowfall. Everything feels white and clean. It is a promise that anything can happen.

In many ways the new year is like sitting down to a fresh chess board. Everything is on the table and everything is in play. The game is full of possibilities. Nothing is written yet.

Friends, make this year a good one. In the providence of God, go into the year and let people see you as what you are... disciples of Christ. Love each other as Christ's disciples. Be light in the world and not darkness. Let this year be a good one for the people around you because you are in it. Make it count. As John Piper says, "Don't waste your life."