Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I am a minister. I minister to the largest mission field in the world. I minister to children.
My calling is sure, my challenge is big, my vision is clear. My desire is strong. My influence is eternal. My impact is critical. My values are solid. My faith is tough. My mission is urgent. My purpose is unmistakable. My direction is forward. My heart is genuine. My strength is supernatural. My reward is promised and my God is real.
In a world of cynicism I offer hope. In a world of confusion I offer truth. In a world of immorality I offer values. In a world of neglect I offer attention. In a world of abuse I offer safety. In a world of ridicule I offer affirmation. In a world of division I offer reconciliation. In a world of bitterness I offer forgiveness. In a world of sin I offer salvation. In a world of hate I offer God’s love.
I refuse to be dismayed, disengaged, disgruntled, discouraged, or distracted. Neither will I look back, stand back, fall back, go back, or sit back. I do not need applause, flattery, adulation, prestige, stature, or veneration. I do not have time for business as usual, mediocre standards, small thinking, outdated methods, or normal expectations, average results, ordinary ideas, petty disputes, or low vision. I will not give up, give in, bail out, lie down, turn over, quit or surrender.
I will pray when things look bad. I will pray when things look good. I will move forward when others stand still. I will trust God when obstacles arise. I will work when the task is overwhelming. I will get up when I fall down.
My calling is to reach boys and girls for God. It is to serious to be taken lightly, too urgent to be postponed, too vital to be ignored, too relevant to be overlooked, too significant to be trivialized, too eternal to be fleeting, and too passionate to be quenched.
I know my mission. I know my challenge. I also know my imitations, my weaknesses, my fears, and my problems. And I know my God.
Let others get the praise. Let the church get the blessing. Let God get the glory.
I am a minister. I minister to children. This is who I am. This is what I do.
In my view, I see that I am an extension of the home or parents. I train children. Yes, it is a challenge, but it is very rewarding. I love my job as a Pastor. I really love when I see a child that I had in children church go on through youth ministry and really apply themselves to studying God’s Word, because it shows me that their parents were even more intense about that child’s spiritual walk.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Well it is Monday night, I have fed the kids in I will work on the dishes in a bit.. Cathy had to work till 9pm tonight so I got to get the house back in order before she gets home!!..
I just wanted to put a small blogg up right now.. I been posting goofy pictures and knew it was time for some real stories.. I have some lined up, and I will share with you all soon..
This is kind of cool though.. I best friend from high school contacted me today and he is in the big city of Louisville.. or is it Louey-ville!! any way I emailed him back and we are going to try to get together soon.. I will post some stories about him and I in the days of PHS in the late 80's
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Just sitting at my desk.. thinking about the events of today and our Bible Study and I was surfing the net and found this group called "Westlife" they have been around for 10 years.. I just now noticed them.. I like what they have to say...Enjoy
Check this out.. I am sitting my office on a Wednesday night around 4pm and I was taking a break from Upward Data Input (putting registration information in the computer)and I thought.. "Hey Lonnie.. you good looking blue eyed son of a gun"! You haven't really blogged in a while.. So here I go..
Cathy and I went to dinner the other night to a place called Johnny Coratoes or something.. It was Italian and it reminded me of the Godfather movies..
Have a good night
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Well, it is that time of year again. We will be starting our Upward Basketball and Cheer leading Ministry this Friday with our first evaluation night, and then two more in the weeks to come.
I am looking forward to an exacting new year.
If you would like to know more about this amazing ministry, just click over to www.antiochmills.org.