Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Week

Sunday - come home from working all night, watch the Vikings with friends from Owatonna, write a sermon for Wednesday night

Monday - come home from working all night, watch the children while Stephanie substitute taught, write a sermon for the weekend, go back to work for a meeting until midnight

Tuesday - sleep until 11, write second sermon for the weekend, watch the kids while Stephanie has a meeting, write a third sermon for the weekend, family movie night

Wednesday - meeting at 8 AM, more work until 12, watch the kids while Stephanie does the Gecko outfit at school, write fourth sermon for the weekend, give Wednesday night sermon, work

Thursday - come home from working all night, sleep, review 4 weekend sermons, make changes/updates, work

Friday - come home from working all night. quick nap, pack up and drive 5 hours, talk to Ben Arment, and speak at Youth Retreat

Sat/Sun - deliver 3 sermons, eat camp food, sleep in freezing cabin

Sun - drive 5 hours home listening to the Vikings game, work

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Suffering v. Sin

Your sufferings are not so great as your sins: Put these two in balance, and see which weighs heaviest.

Puritan Thomas Watson

My Role in the Cross

Twas I that shed that sacred Blood,
I nailed him to the Tree.
I crucified the Christ of God,
I joined the mockery.

Scottish Pastor Horatius Bonar

Friday, October 02, 2009

Two Great Men You Should Know

Yesterday I had the privilege of having lunch with two of the coolest guys I now. I consider myself blessed to have a couple of men in my life like these two, men who love me and who I know would do anything for me. One of them is a police officer in the Minneapolis metro area and the other is a manager at a Target store in North Saint Paul.

It was fun to connect with them and talk about what is going on in our lives and how the Lord is teaching and stretching us. I've been fortunate to watch both guys grow up and see how God has gifted and shaped each of them, bringing them to where they are today. They are both intelligent, caring, giving, and fun men who I am confident the Lord will continue to pursue and use in mighty ways as they yield to Him.

These men are my brothers and I'm honored to name them as such.