Building & Souls Quote

Sweet quote from the famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh:

“I prefer painting people’s eyes to cathedrals, for there is something in the eyes that is not in the cathedral, however solemn and and imposing the latter may be– the human soul, be it that of a poor beggar or of a street walker, is more interesting to me.”


“You Asked For It!”

Hey bloggas!

I am soliciting your input!  In July, I am going to sharing some messages with my congregation that  are all about what they are thinking/wondering/talking about!  The series is called “You Asked for It!”  I already have some questions that people have asked and am developing some messages from them:

  • “What’s the Skinny on the Dip?” Some people ask why we put such an emphasis on Baptism, and what it is all about.  In the message we will talk all about that!  (Definitely stole that title, in case you were crushing on my creative genius!)
  • “Beer, Cigarettes and R-Rated Movies: How Free is Our Freedom in Christ?” Yeah.  Do I need to explain this one?  I expect it to be a little bit controversial, but a message that will encourage growth, nonetheless!
  • “Apocolypse: 2012!” What is the deal with end times, armageddon, and all that other craziness?

Anyway, what I need from you, loyal GU readers, is more fodder for the sermon canon.  If you go to DCC, what do you want me to talk about?  If you don’t, what do you wish your preacher would talk about?  If you don’t go to church at all, what nagging questions would you love for a preacher to address?

So, leave a comment, shoot an email, send a tweet, or facebook me!  Just let me know what YOU think!

Love and Stickers

“Where’s the heart sticker for Daddy?”

Those are the words I heard as I came in from lunch.  It seems everyone else had already been endowed by the five year old with a sticky symbol of love, and one such symbol had been saved for me.

It was tiny, maybe a half inch wide.  “What am I going to do with a silly little sticker?” Of course as she took it off the paper, and looked up at me, I knew she was saying more than ‘wear a silly sticker’.  She was saying, “Even though I love stickers and only have ONE left, it means more to me that YOU have it.  ‘Cuz I love you, daddy.”

So, I told her to put it on my forehead instead, so that everyone I see the rest of the day will know that I have a five-year-old who loves me.

Sometimes, when you are five, the only way you know how to say I love you is with a silly sticker.

Sometimes, when you the five-year-old’s daddy, the only way to show her that you accept and embrace that love is to wear a sticker on your forehead.

(And yes, I am back to blogging.  Did ya miss me?)