Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"I Need a Break from Ministry"

ok... I get it. Everyone needs a "break". But too many times "I need a break" doesn't mean I'm getting brunt out. It means I haven't prioritized my life correctly and so I'm going to ease up on the stress by cutting my commitment to serving God in the local church instead of fiding balance in other areas of my life.

Person: Hey
Me: Hey! How's it going?
Person: Good
Me: You doing ok?
Person: Sorta, I ended up staying at a friend's hous last night and I slept 'til 2pm.
Me: wow...
Person: So yeah...I don't hink I'll be coming to church to serve tonight. Is that ok? I'm going to go to another church with a friend.
Me: ok...

What I wanted to say was, "so you're calling me at the last minute to tell me you're backing out on a commitment you made to my face to help actually be the hands and feet of God's ministry to do what? Play church with a friend? Go ahead...and by the way, why don't you grow up and act like you're an adult for crying out loud...sleeping in til 2pm!!! What the heck!"

Maybe I should have acted more like this guy.

But then I wouldn't be acting out of love.

I digress

Here's some stupid excuses:
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Monday, February 11, 2008

Why Homeschool Parents Hurt Student Ministries

Reader beware: I speak from experience

This is a fact. Home-school PARENTS hurt student ministries. I did not say homeschool students. It's the parents. But you don't have to be a homeschool parent to be like one. The problem with homeschool parents is that for the most part, they have chosen the decision they have made out of an extreme desire to be the dictator of their children's influence over their lives.

That is why when pastors get together and talk about homeschool parents within their congregation, you hear words like, over-controlling, gossipers, division causers, manipulators, power hungry, or elitists. You will never hear a pastor say this, but this is the truth of that matter.

I was talking with one youth pastor who told me of a parent (a home-school parent) who asked him one day if he was a product of home school. When he said no, and that he went to public school, she said "'re a product of the system."

Can homeschooling be done right?
Sure. But I haven't met one home school parent that I wouldn't consider a close relative to a dictator.

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