We Are One Month In to 2022 – The Word of the Month

January is coming to an end. And what a January. As I evaluate the first part of 2022, the key word I see is ‘warfare’.  The obvious connection is Physical War: Ukraine. Europe is on a very dangerous precipice overlooking a dark valley.  But not just Ukraine. China and Taiwan, Iran and Israel, North Korea…

Worship — A Lesson That Is Disgusting

Children’s Message are my jam. I rock when hanging with my little peeps. And often, the big kids (aka adults ) get more out of that 5 minute message than they do out of my regular sermon. This Sunday was no different. A messed up cookie cup They gathered and I showed them up front…

I Waterboarded a Corn Husker

I dunked his head all the way under. I had to lift him by his belt to get him submerged. I felt some struggle, maybe more than I expected. And I had to leave him there long enough to get my point across. He was leaving our little community within 24 hours. He had grown…