Are You Addicted to Facebook?

Are you a Facebook addict?  Read Elizabeth Cohen’s Five Clues That You Are Addicted to Facebook to find out.   Here is a short excerpt and 4 question test to find out your level of Facebook dependency.  Take a moment and WATCH NEWS STORY.   You know you’re a Facebook addict when … 1. You lose…

Senior Pastors & Youth Ministry

The following thoughts come from a former youth pastor, Steve Nelson, who is now a senior pastor.  He is currently reading Mark O’s Youth Ministry 3.0 book and posted the following note on Facebook answering the following question.  “Why are you reading THAT? I thought you were through with the youth ministry phase of your…

Greg Boyd & the Patriot’s Bible

Thomas Nelson Publishers is about to release the New American Patriot’s Bible.  Here’s how they’re marketing it: THE ONE BIBLE THAT SHOWS HOW ‘A LIGHT FROM ABOVE’ SHAPED OUR NATION. Never has a version of the Bible targeted the spiritual needs of those who love our country more than The American Patriot’s Bible. This extremely…

National Day of Prayer Reflections

If my people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chr. 7: 14). The classic Bible passage for the National Day of Prayer is 2…

Where’s Your Happy Place?

Depending on the season of life or current circumstances you’re facing, the world is a war zone, soap opera or circus.  We all need a place of “sanctuary” or escape.  Everyone should have their own, unique “Happy Place” to retreat to daily.   I have two main Happy Places.  The first is the driver’s seat…

Central Station Surprise!

Life doesn’t have to be so serious.  We all need to stop, put down our briefcase once in a while and join in a happy song and dance! What if we had one of these sweet moments every day?

Swine Flu & Unreached Peoples in Perspective

“Worldwide cases of swine flu climbed to 236 on Thursday, a day after global health authorities warned that swine flu was threatening to bloom into a pandemic and notched up their alert system to the second highest level” (MSNBC.com).  The outbreak is the top story on every news channel, in every newspaper, the topic around…