Getting Real

Today, I need to get personal, and I need to get real.  I could ask the question, "What does it take to become a minister?", or make a comment regarding hypocrisy, and how most people (including myself), will make complaints about what other people are doing, but refuse  to see it in themselves. Today, I'm … Continue reading Getting Real

The Responsibility of Ministry

On several occasions I have received requests for assistance that I am not able to fulfill due to the nature of the request.  The request often involve being asked to "solve a problem" for the person asking. These requests come from a misunderstanding of what a minister is, and what exactly a minister does, or … Continue reading The Responsibility of Ministry

Seeing the Illusion to Create Paradise

Every day I see headlines in the news, and I wonder how much of it is true.  I see so many people who have been brainwashed into believing a particular viewpoint based on what may very well be a lie.  The illusion has been so well built into our system, that even when we are … Continue reading Seeing the Illusion to Create Paradise

Making Change Happen

There is a phrase, "God helps those who help themselves."  It's a simple phrase.  Most people don't really understand it.  As a child, I certainly didn't.  Especially when I would hear people say another common phrase, usually some form of, "I turned it over to God", or "God will take care of it for me".  … Continue reading Making Change Happen

The Responsibility of Ministering

This is a post I've been thinking about for a long time.  Probably as long as I've been considering writing a blog (which is a lot longer than I have been).  It's taken me so long to write it because touches on a very sensitive subject, one that can hit a very raw nerve with … Continue reading The Responsibility of Ministering