Heresy alert: This article may offend some readers if rap music is from the devil. (Everyone knows it’s not JUST rap music, it’s also rock and roll and basically any kind of music the person who said “rap is from the devil” doesn’t happen to like.) I would have to argue that southern gospel music doesn’t personally transport me to heaven but rather makes me … Continue reading Oh Kanye
Sometimes I wish I was a policeman rather than a pastor. Every police officer just smirked and said “You wish..” in their heads… I don’t really want to be a policeman policeman if it means giving people traffic tickets and having to carefully explain to today’s generation that driving 90 km/hr in a school zone IS unreasonable and unlawful and likely to result in the deaths … Continue reading Directly to Jail
Awkward… Why do church people fight so much? Great question… the answer is quite simple and is the same answer behind most conflict in every relationship you have… James was the brother of Jesus and writes a letter to straighten up some church people infighting about everything. Around Venue we tend to think that infighting is natural if you haven’t fought the enemy in awhile, … Continue reading Church Wars
“It’s just me and Jesus!” No it’s not. Not the real Jesus anyways. If there’s one thing that drives me crazy it would have to be people who isolate themselves and start getting some “private revelation” that they don’t need church anymore because Jesus is cool with them opting out of it. I think the message behind the opt out is that the church is … Continue reading Spiritual Survival should outrank Personal Preference
Which is more important, Offence or Defence? “Is there anything more important than building my home?” As a Canadian I know that the expected answer is “No” but it’s not the right one. We are a family centred society, which is not a terrible thing at all and expect that building our family home (in every sense) is the most important thing. More important than … Continue reading Time To Build
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I Take Risks!
Can you say this?
Most people in North America would probably hum and haw a little if asked, and then hum and haw a little more if asked if they actually take risks for the things that should matter most to them?
We all know that Tenacity beats Talent nearly all of the time. I laugh when people get into trouble Continue reading “I Take Risks!”
“A feeling of smug satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements”
Whatever the enemy you are facing is, your first enemy is Complacency.
In your own home. In your own life.
We tend to look outward and see the marriage trouble, family problems, financial issues or career options and concentrate on them… but these things are not the first issue you and I need to deal with.
Start with your own complacency Continue reading “Complacency is the Enemy”
Who would make the Starting 5 if your life was a basketball team? Here’s a piece of information you might disagree with: Saying YES to everything is saying NO to everything! Saying Yes to everyone is saying No to everyone. You can juggle things for awhile depending on how much stress you can live with, but to actually think you can build relationships or financial stability … Continue reading 2 Fast 2 Furious
Yes it is. So my wife joins this unholy movement of other girls “sweating to the oldies” (or whatever it is they actually do there) and has now been sworn in to the inner circle of this cult. It seems to me she goes between 5 and 100 times a week (I haven’t had the time to count) and comes back infused with energy and … Continue reading Is Jazzercise a Cult?
I was originally thinking of adding (Is This Even Possible?) to the title? I’m not old yet, so I guess I don’t really know. I do know this, though: Bad Information leads to Bad Assumptions leads to Bad Perspective. Is it possible to find that one person and grow old together with them? You and I are hoping so, even if … Continue reading Looking For Love 5. Growing Old Together