Monday, July 21, 2008

Church Buildings

Okay, I've decided to get your help with a part of my new project.

I’m trying to make a list of the pros and cons of having a church building. What I’d like for you to do is provide a list of the pros and cons you see in having a church building. Tell me your personal views and, if you attend a church, I’d love to hear what success or struggles your church has been through related to buildings.

You can reply anonymously through the comment botton below (but if your comfortable using your name, it makes the conversation a bit more personal - your choice).


Taking Time for a New Project

Hello All!

Thanks for all of your support for this blog. I will continue to make personal posts here, and I do hope to continue the "Question Jesus Asked" series.

I am spending a great deal of time on another project (which I hope to share more details about with you soon). Because of this, my posts may be sporadic for a while.


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Last Poll Results - New Poll Up

Which of these best describes your life?

0% - Too Busy

50% - Very Busy

40% - Busy

10% - Very Calm

0% - Too Calm

While we seem to be busy, no one thinks they are too busy - hummm. So, are we all getting everything we want to do done?


Monday, July 07, 2008

Family Reunions

During the last week of June, my family and I enjoyed a family reunion at my parent’s house.

It was great!

Seeing so many of our family members (all of us growing up – well, physically anyway). There’s something about coming together with family. We have different interests, different views on some things, and even different spiritual beliefs, but we are still family – and we enjoy being together!

I realize not everyone has an earthly family like this – and that makes me sad.

The same can be true for our spiritual families – some get along, others don’t – but we are still family.

However, there’s one huge difference when it’s all said and done – when we have our final (and eternal) family reunion with the Father – all that divides us will be no more. That reunion will be incredible! If you can attempt to picture a family reunion with no “under-currents,” no “issues,” just a time of celebration and authentic love, then you’ll begin to see just a glimpse of what heaven will be like.

I’ve heard heaven described as sitting around all day on clouds playing harps, and frankly, that really doesn’t interest me at all. But I’ve also heard it described as a place where we are able to enjoy a real life free from all of the sin and hate that occupies our relationships here on earth.

Now, that’s exciting!

Thankfully, I do enjoy my earthly family reunions, but I can’t wait to be a part of the eternal reunion because of my personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.