Saturday, April 22, 2006

The Cross Room

I'm of course stealing this shamelessly from the "Parson to Person" section of the website of Calvary Chapel on the Georgetown Divide, pastored by my good friend Jay McCarl... thought this was worth... ah... "borrowing," it was so good & thought-provoking...

The Cross Room

The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer.

"Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."

The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear it's weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then, open that other door, and pick out any cross you wish."

The man was filled with relief.

"Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and he did as he was told.

Upon entering the other door, he saw many crosses, some so large the tops were not visible. Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.

"I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.

The Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross you just brought in."


Sunday, April 16, 2006

Geekin' at Barnes 'n' Noble

So, this is very cool... Maggie and I went to hang out at Barnes and Noble with some friends, and we brought our laptops... and they have a wireless internet connection, so we geeked. God bless technology...

maggie at barnes 'n' noble

Monday, April 10, 2006

"...cosmic christ is risen in us...???"

So I was just driving down the main strip here in Spring Lake (where my "tentmaking" is), and I was passing Christ Community "Church" -- a very well-known, large, theologically liberal congregation here on the Lakeshore. And as I'm driving by, I notice this sign in their rather sizeable parking lot. So of course, I have to pull over and take the pic... and all the while, wondering, "why even bother? Why even bother calling yourself a "church" when you're not, claiming the name of Christ when you don't even believe in Him... and why do so many people eat this stuff up?" As a pastor, it's utterly hearbreaking...

''cosmic christ'' sign at christ community ''church'' in spring lake...

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Youth Night, 4/8/06

Youth Night, 4/8/06

We had our second Youth Night of the year... good fun, good fellowship, good message from the Word given by Chuck...

gathering for food 4

gathering for food 5
Gathering for fellowship...

gettin' in the word 4

gettin' in the word 5
...getting ready for the Word...

gettin' in the word 3

gettin' in the word 1

chuck shares the word 4
Chuck teaches on holiness and dedication to Jesus...

gettin' in the word 2

gettin' in the word 1

chuck shares the word 3

tyler chills by the fire

the natives dance 'round the fire

joe 'n' mandy 2
...and what would a Youth Night be without burning a plethora of stuff?