Thankful for Great Beginnings in Pastoral Ministry

I was cleaning out some files and found this newspaper clipping from my first full time ministry opportunity (1996). So thankful to Pastors George Kalb and John Fuller (now pastor of https://www.prairielakeschurch.org) for giving me the opportunity and teaching me so much. I've been serving in different ministries for 24 years and there are other …

Like Arrows – A parenting movie from FamilyLife

FamilyLife Ministries made a movie about the struggles of parenting and it is currently streaming on Neflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Google Play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i80XydPGpQE From http://familylifeministries.org/likearrows/about/ "When conflict, rebellion, and resentment overwhelm their family, Charlie and Alice are forced to rethink their parenting strategy. In the process, they realize how critical intentionality and focus …

Crown Financial Ministries Career Direct Assessment Job Search Tools

Did you know Crown Financial Ministries offers an online professional quality career interest inventory assessment program? You get the basic results for $25 and more in depth results if you are willing to pay more. As a pastor I often get asked to pray for people's job situations and often recommend tools like this to …

Judged a Lemon?

As I was sitting in the waiting area getting my tire repaired at Belle Plaine Coop Tire I picked up this book “Lemons: The World’s Worst Cars” and it had the stories and pictures of cars from the past that turned out to be not so great. It included flying cars that eventually crashed, the …

Why we all need to Abide

There are so many promises connected to this “abiding principle.” I will be fruitful if I abide. I will experience all of Christ if I abide. I will be more effective praying if I abide. IF I abide, THEN I will enjoy a productive and rewarding Christian life.

Humor: Pastor Labors All Weekend On Church Blog Post Approximately Four People Will End Up Reading

GARY, IN—Tapping his years of undergraduate study, seminary experience, and hours of personal reading and reflection each week, local pastor Darrell Warren posted a meticulously researched, impeccably reasoned church blog post on God’s sovereignty as it relates to man’s suffering—a missive that approximately four people will end up reading, sources confirmed Monday. Entitled “Our Sour …

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 …