Category Archives: Church Ministry

Fixed! View Adobe Acrobat PDF Thumbnails in Explorer on Windows 10 64 bit

After years of frustration with patches and add on programs Adobe finally fixed their Windows Explorer PDF Thumbnail view issue and I am delighted they did.

So now I am using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat DC on a Windows 10 64 bit computer. And just like Adobe’s support site says, “to enable thumbnail previews go to Preferences > General and then select Enable PDF thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer.”

I’m not sure why they didn’t fix this years ago, but now it works like you would expect. And I thought I’d share this info since I think there are millions of other frustrated people out there waiting for this good news!

For even better news go to http://www.iamsecond.com/faith-questions/

Get this NewLife Bible App – Recently Revised and Improved

Here is one of my favorite free Bible apps and it has been totally revised and greatly improved. Download and share this app with others –  it could change lives! It’s also referred to as the NewLife International App and is offered in many different languages.    Click here to get it for:  iOS   Android   Blackberry

It’s your journey to discover, so dig in.Explore what God, faith and Christianity are all about. Read the Bible whenever you want, wherever you are. And whatever you do, don’t stop pursuing the answers to the deepest questions that we all ask.

With this easy-to-use app you can start at SQUARE ONE and explore topics like “God’s existence,” “the purpose of life,” “what’s truth,” “morality,” “the Bible,” and “Christianity.” Or you can skip all that and go straight to the TELL ME MORE section where you’ll explore topics like Jesus Christ, faith, sin, prayer, church and so on.

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Why Chuck Swindoll is Preaching from the New Living Translation

Many years ago when I first started following Jesus I would listen to Chuck Swindoll on Insight for Living almost every weeknight. Since there was no local church I could attend then, Chuck was most influential in my spiritual growth when I was I was a new Christian. I deeply respect Chuck’s teaching and opinions. Continue reading Why Chuck Swindoll is Preaching from the New Living Translation

The Fear in Cancer and The Hope in Faith

I want to share some encouraging words and resources for you if you have cancer or know someone who does. As a pastor I am often asked to pray for people that have been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer can seem like a life termination notice that seeks to destroy plans and dreams. The discomfort and fear of cancer treatment can push people into hopeless depression if they allow it. There can be hope and healing for those with cancer.
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SWAMP Rat Prayer Fire Rescue – A fun mini-movie from the past

SWAMP RATS Movie

For over a decade I have been part of the SWAMP Rats group – A regional Christian & Missionary Alliance pastors prayer group that meets monthly for training, encouragement and prayer. A fun and creative group of guys who love Jesus and enjoy serving Him in their local churches. Continue reading SWAMP Rat Prayer Fire Rescue – A fun mini-movie from the past

Why Small Churches can be better

River Rock Church Big Enough to MatterI am the pastor of a “small” church. I have often been reminded being a pastor of a large church is not easier, more fulfilling or more effective. I am not opposed to serving or being in a larger church but I currently am called to serve God here with the people God has provided. I enjoy the people and the place where God has placed me. Continue reading Why Small Churches can be better