Pastor Jack’s Blog
Just some everyman insights into everyday life; Gain some wisdom on issues you are dealing with in your life.
My son just turned 29. Here are 2.9 things I’ve learned about parenting
My son just turned 29. That means that I have been at this parenting game for almost 3 decades. Before I had children I used to give messages like “10 rock solid rules for parenting,” but after almost 3 decades the amount of things I don’t know far exceeds the amount of things that I
Are you tired of waiting?
There is an awkward space that we all find ourselves living in. It’s annoying and frustrating and can be exhausting. Unfortunately for us we spend the majority of our lives living in this space. Let me see if I can explain it in terms of goal setting. There are three elements of goal setting. Two
Does God have a solution to the racial divide?
As a pastor I would love to say that the answer to the racial divide can be found in church but unfortunately our history would say otherwise. This is the original design specs for the church when it comes to race. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or
What if your job could be done more efficiently without sacrificing success?
Once upon a time there were two men who lived in the same forest and decided to have a contest chopping wood. The first man was in good physical shape and very muscular. The second man was in good shape but smaller in statute and wiry. They would chop wood all day and at the
Why can’t I stop worrying about money?
Princeton sociologist Robert Wuthnow reports that 89 percent of people say "our society is much too materialistic.” In the same study he also found that “84 percent of people wished they had more money.” This study perfectly portrays the love and hate relationship we have with money. We all know it’s wrong to get sucked
Who is the worst athlete to ever win a championship trophy?
There is something about our culture that likes to rate the best and worst. Here are some nominees. If you do a Google search you can find all kinds of nominees for the worst athlete to win a championship. In 1993 Andre "Red Light" Racicot played only 18 minutes in one playoff game for the
Is it possible your shopping cart is too full?
Has this ever happened to you? You need to make a run to Costco for one, maybe two items. You don’t need much. Just a chicken and maybe some samples. As you walk in you even debate for a second whether or not you even need a cart, but you decide to get one just
This year I resolve to be more self absorbed!
Who’s into New Years resolutions? Statistically only 44% of American’s make New Years Resolutions and out of those only 8% stick to them. I have a theory as to why most of our resolutions fail. Here’s the center of most of our resolutions. This year I resolve to be more self absorbed than I was
Do you find yourself in a season of busy or have you fallen into a lifestyle of busy?
It’s okay to be in a season of busy. Some of the best times in our life will be seasons of busy. Do you remember getting married season? Just started a new job season? Newborn season? Okay bad example. Busy for a season is okay, but it’s not okay to be in a lifestyle of
A time for love and a time for hate? Really?
Our church is doing a study on Ecclesiastes and I spoke on a very familiar passage in Ecclesiastes 3. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot…” I could