02 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

What does – and does not – make a ‘house band’

Found this on Alicia Fleming’s Facebook. Worth sharing with you!

“FIVE teenage boys in a garage beating on random instruments does NOT make a house band…but an empty refrigerator and pantry.”        Alicia Fleming

25 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Thursday Quote: A Time for Thanks

A simple Thursday Quote of the Week this time.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name.

Psalm 100:4

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE

18 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

A one-word quote this week … from Tiger

Watching Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN today (I hardly ever watch it) caught my attention this AM. They were interviewing Tiger Woods. Lots of questions about the almost-year-ago fiasco of the wreck and subsequent disclosure of his “behavior issues”. Keep in mind that in the past year this guy has lost his wife and experienced a status with his kids that he is now sharing with his ex-wife.

One of the Mikes asked him, “Tiger, are you happier at this time than you were a year ago?” Tiger’s response:

Infinitely!”

You could take that answer a lot of ways, but how can a man who has gone through such loss be “infinitely” happier? Join me in praying for Tiger Woods. He needs the Lord. That would be Jesus Christ, not a “more sincere” effort in getting back to some religion.

12 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

DDIY: ‘Don’t Do It Yourself’ on These Items

Check out the article on what not to do by yourself. I guess some things are better left to the professionals. Make your own decision but it’s good food for thought.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40030192/ns/business-personal_finance/

11 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Find Encouragement from this Thursday Quote of the Week

This week’s Thursday quote impacted my life as a kid going through the insecure years of adolescence. Remember the time when you felt like everyone, EVERYONE was better looking, a better athlete, smarter than you were? (Wouldn’t you just love to be 13 again??? YIKES!)

So read this quote and be encouraged wherever you are in life. You can do all things through Christ. Perhaps you know an insecure 13-year-old who could use it and change their life. Feel free to ‘pay it forward’ as they say.

No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

–Eleanor Roosevelt

05 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Avoiding, Ending and Dealing with Marital Affairs

Here is a most succinct article to get you started on a number of areas concerning the business of affairs. Good practical first responses that can help you to not immediately burn bridges or do something extreme that you’d regret later.

Take a look. There’s prevention, how to stop the affair you are in, how to deal with your spouse’s affair – lots of stuff.

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/divorce_and_infidelity/affairs_and_adultery/avoiding_and_ending_an_affair.aspx

So you say you are not in “the affair business”? Very likely that you know someone who is or is contemplating having one. Send them this link. WHO KNOWS? You may play an integral part of helping someone avoid the pain and agony of adultery! Trust me, as a counselor, I can say with confidence there is pain and agony in every affair.

Usually I say “enjoy” after I post an article link. This time I will simply say ‘may the Lord help you apply this info you receive in a healthy way.’

04 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Yogi Berra’s Thursday Quote

Baseball isn’t what it used to be … and it never was.

— Yogi strikes again!

28 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Thursday’s Quote from … Jack Sparrow?

Selma and I spoke to a group of parents recently on the significance of being honest with your kids. Just for fun I began the session with Sparrow’s memorable line from “Pirates of the Caribbean”:

I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest, honestly! It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly … stupid.

21 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Thursday Quote of the Week …

For the next few weeks I will share with you some quotes I’ve discovered along the way. While I am not responsible for the accuracy of the quote, I will be faithful to give credit. I will let you know where I found it and who they say said it. How’s that for accuracy?! Anyway, it will be a quick look for a laugh, an inspiration, or just a thought.

Enjoy the Thursday Quote of the Week. Here’s the first one:

I look for three things in hiring people. The first is personal integrity, the second is intelligence, the third is a high energy level. If you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.

— Warren Buffett, from The Speed of Trust

06 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

“The Parent Journey”: A Parenting Focus in the Weeks Ahead

Beginning Sunday, October 10, (can that really be next Sunday?) Selma and I will be starting a 4-week study on parenting.

[Okay, in the spirit of being honest, the first week I will be doing it alone as Selma will be out of town.]

The study will be held in the HUB and will begin at 11:00AM. As typical with many of the studies we lead, there will be time for interaction, table talks, and large group Q&A’s.

We will touch on some basic concepts about being a parent. It will be biblically-based & much of it will simply be common sense. Here are the general topics we will be covering:

Session ONE: The Power of Little Things

Session TWO: The Challenge and Art of Discipline

Session THREE: Honesty – The Critical Factor

Session FOUR:  Role Modeling


Someone once said that there is nothing new under the sun. Perhaps so. However, while these concepts may not be completely new in and of themselves, our approach to them – coupled with your response during the sessions – can provide us all with some new and encouraging insights to the parenting experience.

Also, in an effort to integrate the LifePoint staff into this study, we plan to present to you, at the end of each session, various age-group ministry staff members who relate to parents and their kids.

Here is the lineup:

October 17 David McCaman — Student Ministry

October 24 Brittany Kaminh — Preschool Ministry

October 31 Chris Hollomon –  Children’s Ministry

Note that the order of these staff is subject to change, hopefully with some notice if they do!

We hope you will join us. There is always more to learn in the challenging world of family life.