When I became a parent I got a whole new vocabulary. Not just baby goo goos and gibberish, I never spoke that way to my boys. I read Sports Illustrated to Isaac when he was just a few weeks old. No, the vocabulary I learned was phrases I never thought I would hear come out of my mouth. Here are just a few of them… Continue reading Parent Phrases
Part of the Remnant sermon series, “Tough Sayings of Jesus.”
Audio from the Assemblies of God men’s ministries meeting 1/14/13.
If you haven’t seen Les Miserables yet, you really must. The performances are amazing, and I have no doubt that there will be more than one Oscar awarded for the film.
What struck me most while watching the movie was how powerful the story of redemption showed through. Jean Valjean is a convicted thief, and when we first see him the officer Javert is telling him what a failure he is, and how a criminal will always be a criminal. Javert’s world view has no room for redemption or people who can change. Continue reading Les Miserables
As a pastor who also works in law enforcement, when tragedies like the horrific school shooting in Newtown, CT take place, I am asked by coworkers and friends to explain how it could happen. I grasp for words to explain it, but in the end there is only one response: We live in a desperately evil world.
Let’s learn some business terms, shall we? The Acid Test is a ratio used to determine if a company has enough short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities without selling off its inventory. It is a useful ratio to know if you are looking at investing in a business. You can figure out the acid test ratio by this simple equation (Cash + Accounts Receivable +Short-term Investments)/Current Liabilities. Pretty simple, huh?
Another useful ratio is the Current Ratio. The current ratio measures liquidity of a business. The equation for this one is simpler: Current Assets/Current Liabilities.
There, don’t you feel smarter now? Two and a half years ago I would have thought that the acid test was something you did to see if someone was high on LSD. I would have guessed that a current ratio was something that measured electricity. I had no idea what they were, or how they were used. I didn’t even know they existed. I was ignorant of their existence. Continue reading Acid Test
Well, Thanksgiving is over. As we sit on the couch, watching football, and burping pumpkin pie, we start thinking of what Black Friday stores we will hit. That’s what Thanksgiving is about, isn’t it? Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Western Governors University. God willing, in the next week I will receive my Masters in Business Administration degree from them as well. I honestly cannot say enough good about WGU. I found WGU when I was looking into another online school. I have friends who attended the other school. Not only did their degrees cost significantly more than mine, they had nothing but trouble with the school. Now, the other school may lose its accreditation. If you want to go back to school, either to better your job prospects, or like me, to just fulfill a lifelong goal, WGU is the best way to do it. Continue reading Make Sure Your Degree Counts!
As he was being tackled, another player came in low and hit Lattimore. Suddenly, his leg didn’t look right. If flopped around sickeningly and hit the turf at an odd angle. Anybody watching the game or the thousands of replays knew immediately that this was going to be bad. Lattimore’s season was over. It was entirely possible that his football career was over. Knees don’t bend like that unless something really bad has happened. His dream had come to an end. Continue reading Holding On To Hope