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The last in our list of reasons why Jesus came is the example for Holy living. I am thankful for my childhood because it taught me so much about life. I appreciate being the third child because my brothers knocked the rough edges off my parents.
I love taking young pastors out to eat. I remember what it was like when I was a youth pastor and we had a very tight budget. There was a couple in our church, Harvey and Tina, and they would take us to a small, but very fancy, place in our neighborhood for dinner.
As a small child, I lived in southern Florida. God sent a godly lady by the name of Mary Booth to our home. Mrs. Booth had been a missionary to Cuba before the Cuban revolution. She was one of the sweetest, most loving, and gentle people.
I don’t know that we think about destruction in today’s world. Maybe when we are talking about a Transformer’s movie or something similar but most of the time we use destruction as an exaggeration. “Our team destroyed the opponents.”
I don’t know about you, but at our house, Christmas means we have to clean. I grew up in a home that felt clean was very important. It might have to do with germs and being a doctor, but clean was really important. Clean
Recently I saw a story in the news about a postal delivery worker in Houston, Texas who had not been delivering the mail. There was actual video of the guy dumping mail and packages on the ground.
I was watching this show on the History Channel the other day, American Pickers with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country looking through people’s treasured “junk”. They are sometimes broken or discarded items that we no longer use.
My parents had a rule when we were growing up that said “If you tell the truth you will not be punished. You might have to make restitution or repair something broken, but you will not be punished.” I remember several times when I did something, and I knew I had to go and tell.
When I was a youth pastor years ago when we [...]