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what a wonderful day for golfing

Man, how nice have the last few days been for playing golf! I caught some grief about the repeated titles but hey, when it is a wonderful day to play, its a wonderful day to play. I played 9 holes today and shot a 41, not bad. I played with Peter and my buddy Daryl.

So, I preached today on ‘Finding Treasure in the OT.’ I pointed out four verses that are like treasure find because they are packed with truth potential to change lives. I felt like the message didn’t go over as well as I had hoped and I was disappointed. If you go to my church, leave me a comment with your impression of the message – good and bad, stay anonymous if you want. Some objective outside feedback would really help me develop my preaching.

I am reading Blue Like Jazz right now, by Donald Miller. It is a good read about Christianity minus the religiosity that usually accompanies it. One of the things that has hit me is how Miller talks about his struggles to characterize his own faith to others. Have you ever experienced this? Think about it…How do you know God is real? How would you explain that feeling to others? It is tough. Tough for me at least. I just know God is real, I can feel it deep inside me.

That is what I need to pray more for others – that they would just know deep inside themselves. Sounds a lot like that verse that talks about the Father drawing people to himself doesn’t it? Takes some pressure off ‘me’ in evangelism. That is freeing.

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what a wonderful day for golfing

Man, how nice have the last few days been for playing golf! I caught some grief about the repeated titles but hey, when it is a wonderful day to play, its a wonderful day to play. I played 9 holes today and shot a 41, not bad. I played with Peter and my buddy Daryl.

So, I preached today on ‘Finding Treasure in the OT.’ I pointed out four verses that are like treasure find because they are packed with truth potential to change lives. I felt like the message didn’t go over as well as I had hoped and I was disappointed. If you go to my church, leave me a comment with your impression of the message – good and bad, stay anonymous if you want. Some objective outside feedback would really help me develop my preaching.

I am reading Blue Like Jazz right now, by Donald Miller. It is a good read about Christianity minus the religiosity that usually accompanies it. One of the things that has hit me is how Miller talks about his struggles to characterize his own faith to others. Have you ever experienced this? Think about it…How do you know God is real? How would you explain that feeling to others? It is tough. Tough for me at least. I just know God is real, I can feel it deep inside me.

That is what I need to pray more for others – that they would just know deep inside themselves. Sounds a lot like that verse that talks about the Father drawing people to himself doesn’t it? Takes some pressure off ‘me’ in evangelism. That is freeing.

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what a wonderful day for golfing

Man, how nice have the last few days been for playing golf! I caught some grief about the repeated titles but hey, when it is a wonderful day to play, its a wonderful day to play. I played 9 holes today and shot a 41, not bad. I played with Peter and my buddy Daryl.

So, I preached today on ‘Finding Treasure in the OT.’ I pointed out four verses that are like treasure find because they are packed with truth potential to change lives. I felt like the message didn’t go over as well as I had hoped and I was disappointed. If you go to my church, leave me a comment with your impression of the message – good and bad, stay anonymous if you want. Some objective outside feedback would really help me develop my preaching.

I am reading Blue Like Jazz right now, by Donald Miller. It is a good read about Christianity minus the religiosity that usually accompanies it. One of the things that has hit me is how Miller talks about his struggles to characterize his own faith to others. Have you ever experienced this? Think about it…How do you know God is real? How would you explain that feeling to others? It is tough. Tough for me at least. I just know God is real, I can feel it deep inside me.

That is what I need to pray more for others – that they would just know deep inside themselves. Sounds a lot like that verse that talks about the Father drawing people to himself doesn’t it? Takes some pressure off ‘me’ in evangelism. That is freeing.

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what a wonderful day for golfing

Man, how nice have the last few days been for playing golf! I caught some grief about the repeated titles but hey, when it is a wonderful day to play, its a wonderful day to play. I played 9 holes today and shot a 41, not bad. I played with Peter and my buddy Daryl.

So, I preached today on ‘Finding Treasure in the OT.’ I pointed out four verses that are like treasure find because they are packed with truth potential to change lives. I felt like the message didn’t go over as well as I had hoped and I was disappointed. If you go to my church, leave me a comment with your impression of the message – good and bad, stay anonymous if you want. Some objective outside feedback would really help me develop my preaching.

I am reading Blue Like Jazz right now, by Donald Miller. It is a good read about Christianity minus the religiosity that usually accompanies it. One of the things that has hit me is how Miller talks about his struggles to characterize his own faith to others. Have you ever experienced this? Think about it…How do you know God is real? How would you explain that feeling to others? It is tough. Tough for me at least. I just know God is real, I can feel it deep inside me.

That is what I need to pray more for others – that they would just know deep inside themselves. Sounds a lot like that verse that talks about the Father drawing people to himself doesn’t it? Takes some pressure off ‘me’ in evangelism. That is freeing.

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marathon update

May 27, 2005 1 comment

I have officially begun training for the 2005 Twin Cities Marathon, which I will be running on October 2. It is only 18 weeks away!

On Monday I bought my first pair of New Balance shoes. Then I went for a nice little 2.5 mile jog on Tuesday night. Thursday night it was a quick 1.5 mile run. I am trying to ease my way into training.

I can’t believe that I am really doing this. It will be a great challenge and something to keep my physically focused and healthy. But it will be tough.

Nike has a sweet online training site if anyone is interested in doing some running training. The site has a running schedule, a training log and much more.

Check it out: link to Nike Running site

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a fat congrat to one of my best buddies

I have a good friend who just completed something huge. He has been working hard for the last few months to accomplish something that has been a thorn to him for quite awhile. I am proud of his work and unfailing effort.

Jon is a good friend and fellow journeyman in the world of ministry. His job is tough – brining the light of Christ into a Native American community in south Minneapolis – but he is doing an awesome job.

I am lucky to have him and his wonderful wife Emily in my life as close friends. Here they are at the hospital when my daughter Isabelle was born.

Way to go pal!

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what a wonderful/rotten day for golf

I played 9 holes today at Silver Springs Golf Club with Pastor Michael. I played pretty well, shooting a 45 with one birdie. Michael had some good shots as well.

It was a beautiful day for golf half the time with the vast blue sky, the birds chirping and the warm rays of the sun blazing down. We even saw two deer walking across the 5th tee box.

Then the rain would come. Every 30 minutes or so some big black clouds would come rumbling in. They would drop a 10 gallon bucket of rain on us as we hid underneath some trees. Then, just as quickly as they came, they would be gone and we’d be playing again. Weird.

I love golf. It is great to just get out on the course, enjoy the created world and be with friends. And I am extremely lucky to have a wife who lets me pursue such a time consuming hobby. My wife rocks! Thanks babe – you’re the best.

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