Some Days Are Better Than Others

Yesterday was a hard day.  For the past several months we have been working a transition plan with beyond student ministries as I am moving into the associate pastor role at Creekside.  Unfortunately due to some bad decisions on the side of our interns we have asked them to step down and take some time to work on the deeper issues behind their actions.  The guys have complied with this, and last night we announced these changes at our youth gathering.

Those kinds of announcements always suck. Things went better than I thought, and my hope is that Creekside Church and the students at Creekside will support Matt and David.  Our church is full of broken people and we are all working our way closer to Jesus.

This is what I’ve learned in ministry and working with people in general, some days are better than others.  Often we get to determine how we perceive our day, no matter what Crap might be thrown at us, we can trust that there is some good in there.

Today is a good day.

And it’s also the last day in my office for like 2 weeks.  Which is pretty cool in it’s own way, I’ll be in class and then in Michigan.


why do we need this? This is the prime example of the Salt of the Earth not wanting to get out of the shaker.

Christians, why do we need this? Why do we need GodTube? Why do we constantly have to come up with some kind of “christian” alternative? Why don’t we invade the world with the Gospel of Jesus instead of just stare at each other dumbly?

Church Prayer . . . Moms’ Day

Today I had the privilege to pray during our church service, every time I get to pray is a privilege. Sometimes I know exactly what I am supposed to pray, and other times I don’t know and I start praying and God talks to me while I’m praying. It sounds weird I know, and I can’t explain it. Today I was praying for moms and I said, God is with moms when their babies are crying in the middle of the night, and when moms are crying for their babies in the middle of the night.”

As soon as I said those words I was blown away by how amazing moms are, and how God’s love is evidenced in a mom’s love. I don’t think it’s good form to regularly quote yourself on your own blog, but I wanted to share that thought.

Somedays are better than others

So somedays you might feel like you are working on a problem with no solution.  Can you imagine the kid who started this maze, only to realize that there is no solution?  That would suck.  My three year old would totally flip out.

Circumstances and situations often feel like this, but there is always a solution, sometimes you might just need to break down a wall.  Sometimes you just need to turn the page, and start a new problem.

Just a thought.