• So Much To Think About, So Little Brain Space

    So. This week is a pretty big and pretty crazy (emotional wise) week. This Wednesday, I step in front of the Board of Ordained Ministry to go through my interviews for full membership in the Cal-Pac Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Let me just sum up this whole week it two short words:… Continue Reading

  • Happy Birthday, Blog!

    My blog turns 3 years old today. wow. This was the first post. Hmmm. 3  years … it feels so… anti-climatic. 3 years… In the mean time, go check out this kid’s blog. His name is Dae-Shik and is a former student of mine in Hawaii. I hope this will allow him to post more… Continue Reading

  • No Room For Your Butts

    When you apologize to someone, there’s no room for your butt (but). You have to leave it out completely, or it really isn’t an apology. Have you ever had someone apologize to you by saying, “I’m sorry, but…” Once that ‘but’ comes in, the apology ceases to be an apology, but more of a deference/shift… Continue Reading

  • Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

    First off, I just have to share with you one of my favorite verses in the Bible. It’s Genesis 39:6b: Now Joseph was well-built and handsome. I’m working on the well-built part, but handsome part, I gots down… I’m sorry about that. I ran across a verse that I never noticed before, while brushing up… Continue Reading

  • Dear KFC, This Ain’t Right

    So. During small groups tonight, someone mentioned, briefly, about KFC and instantly, I had a jonesing for some chicken. Hot wings at that, even though I had eaten before going to small group. The wife’s out of the country, so I figured, What the heck? I’ll eat my loneliness away. I drove to KFC and… Continue Reading

  • I’m Sorry. We Were Really Busy…

    What’s the most given excuse from your church members? I’ve heard “we’re busy” and variations of that more than I want to count. Granted, I know people are super busy these days. And legitimately busy. Not “busy, because I procrastinate” or “busy, because I’m lazy” but surviving is taking up majority of their waking moment.… Continue Reading