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Posts Tagged "Ineptitudes"

Confessions of a Kids Pastor

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in My Life

As a pastor I confess that my job can get in the way of my family.  It’s an ongoing challenge to ensure my family comes before my ministry.  There are moments I do that well… and moments I do not.

Last week I had a moment that I did not.

Though numbers are not the focus, we certainly track attendance as a barometer to help us determine the success/effectiveness of an event.  With goals set, we chase those ‘carrots’ all year long with the best intentions.  One such goal is to maintain strong attendance in our discipleship program from August to May.

Why do you need to know this?  Setting the stage, I guess.

Last week was the first week of school.  Josie started the 1st grade.  She was puh-umped.

All day school… Lunch in the cafeteria… more nervous energy than she knew what to do with.

It was also the first day of KONNECT.  (KONNECT is our kids discipleship program.) Now that Josie is 6 years old, she gets to participate in KONNECT.  Again, she was puh-umped.

After picking the kids up from school, we ran some errands, horked down grabbed some dinner and headed off to church.  Josie was borderline psychotic clearly tired by the time we arrived at church.  She’d had a few melt-downs since leaving school.  I debated on the wisdom of sending her to church and thus being up 2 hours past her bedtime.  I envisioned the following morning and the probability of outbursts that register on the Richter scale.

Despite the wisdom of just keeping her home and allowing her opportunity to rest, I took her to church.

Why?

Numbers.

If she wasn’t there, it would count against our numbers.

Like I said, sometimes I do a good job of putting my family first… and then there are moments like these. 

(Cue music as she is crowned ‘Mother of the Year’)

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direction

Posted by on Jun 16, 2009 in Ministry

I expect God’s direction to look something like this…

clear-bridge

…but most of the time it looks like this…

photo by Billy Currie

And I’m horribly impatient with the process.

photos by Billy Currie

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“Put Your Hands Behind Your Back…

Posted by on Sep 10, 2008 in Uncategorized

… And step away from the stove!”

I lost my cooking license today.

I’m no longer aloud to cook.

At least I’m no longer aloud to leave a boiling pot of water on the stove… unattended… for 10 minutes… with the burner on high.

Seems this sets off the fire alarm and causes a smoky mess that lingers in your house for days.  Kind of a problem.

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It Aint Right

Posted by on Sep 5, 2008 in Uncategorized


  • High School Musical on Ice – ‘nuf said

  • My son’s homework was lost.  The frantic search ensued only to find it in the trash.  Underneath the coffee grounds.  Tossed out by yours truly.  

  • Microphones should never be given to long-winded people.  If you can’t make your point in 3 minutes or less… give it up.  You lost your audience.
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Isn’t that just how it is…

Posted by on Jun 3, 2008 in Uncategorized

Setting:  Standing in line for a roller coaster at Frontier City…

Kyle:  “Aren’t those the sunglasses we got you for Mother’s Day over a year ago?”

Me:  with smug satisfaction, “Yep.”

Kyle:  “Wow.  That’s a record for you.”

Me:  “And you thought I couldn’t hang on to a pair of sunglasses.”

The sunglasses were left sitting on some random table at Frontier City. 

Isn’t that just how it is?

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