Pastor Jack’s Blog
Just some everyman insights into everyday life; Gain some wisdom on issues you are dealing with in your life.
Are you living a good life? How can you tell?
I think at the end of our lives, we would all like it to be said of us that we lived a good life. What does that mean exactly? You can be considered good if you make a good living, If you have a good marriage, If you have good kids. Some people would consider
The day I realized I was rich
When I was a kid I always wanted to be rich. I had big plans. I would drive the coolest car. I’d get a big house with a swimming pool and maybe a roller coaster in the back yard. I’d have all these friends. About 10 years ago on a Tuesday I realized my childhood
Gratitude is your superpower
There isn’t a person reading this that doesn’t secretly want more. You probably wouldn’t say it out loud, but it’s true. It’s one of the fundamental characteristics of who we are. I believe that we have that desire for more not because we are greedy or bad people but because it was put there by
The Legend of Jack Reacher
Several years ago I went to Uganda. It was a great adventure and I fell in love with the Ugandan people. There was only one downside. Door to door I traveled 42 hours from San Diego to get to Uganda. I was 32 hours into my trip when I walked off the plane in Entebbe
Be the stage don’t seek the stage
I think Labor Day is one holiday that seems to have lost its meaning. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all in on Labor Day. I have no problem celebrating work by not working. I’m just not sure we know what we’re celebrating. Me included. So I looked it up. Labor Day originated during one of
Two words that can keep you from a rewarding life
There are two words that many people in our culture live by. I might even say most people. We would likely not be able to identify these two words but when you look at how we act and the priorities we have these two words become obvious. Notice me. How much of our culture screams
Setting Higher Life Goals Than Michael Jordan
There’s a word in our English language that we use to describe somebody who has reached the top. When someone is unmistakably great they are an icon. When I researched cultural icons several names surfaced. Harpers Bizarre Magazine called Princess Dianna, “A fashion icon way ahead of her time.” Mens Health magazine named Harrison Ford,
We long for adventure but pray for the boring
A protagonist in a story is the main character of the story. In your life that’s you. God doesn’t just want you to be the main character of your story, he wants you to be the hero of your story. If we are being honest, this is the kind of life that we secretly want.
You cannot live a fearless life. But you can choose who to fear
Advertisers who want to sell you athletic gear and shoes and GoPros and soda would like you to believe that you can live a life without fear, but in my experience there is no outrunning fear. When we are young we fear the dark and monsters under our bed and bad guys and snakes. When
I like Easter but do we always have to talk about death?
Most of us are uncomfortable talking about death. We’re careful how we talk about death. Even in cemeteries and funeral homes. In the death care industry, certain terms have been changed to help people feel more comfortable. The deceased is never called a corpse, they are called a “loved one.” The vehicle that carries the