Directory Assistance…

Big props to Aaron over at Arms Wide Open. He originally posted this and I have no problem stealing it and posting it here. Enjoy, and thanks Aaron.

When –
You are sad, phone John 14
You have sinned, phone Psalm 51
You are facing danger, phone Psalm 91
People have failed you, phone Psalm 27
It feels as though God is far from you, phone
Psalm 139

Your faith needs stimulation, phone Hebrews 11
You are alone and scared, phone Psalm 23
You are worried, phone Matthew 8:19-34
You are hurt and critical, phone 1 Corinthians 13
You wonder about Christianity, phone 2 Corinthians 5:15-18
You feel like an outcast, phone Romans 8:31-39
You are seeking peace, phone Matthew 11:25-30
It feels as if the world is bigger than God, phone Psalm 90
You need Christ like insurance, phone Romans 8:1-30
You are leaving home for a trip , phone Psalm 121
You are praying for yourself, phone Psalm 87
You require courage for a task, phone Joshua 1
You are depressive, phone Psalm 27
Your bank account is empty, phone Psalm 37
You lose faith in mankind, phone 1 Corinthians 13
It looks like people are unfriendly, phone John 15
You are losing hope, phone Psalm 126
You feel the world is small compared to you, phone Psalm 19
Paul’s secret for happiness, phone Colossians 3:12-17
With big opportunity/ discovery, phone Isaiah 55
To get along with other people, phone Romans 12
For dealing with fear, call Psalm 47
For security, call Psalm 121:3
For assurance, call Mark 8:35
For reassurance, call Psalm 145:18

Sowing the seeds of tomorrow…

So I go to the Columbus Blue Jackets game last night with my buddy Aaron, from Arms Wide Open. The Jackets lose 4-3 in overtime. Oh well, we still had a great time and the conversation is always great with Aaron.

On the way home, we were talking about various things and we landed on my journey as a topic. I made the comment that I hope one person is touched and gets blessed in some way because of my journey. I mean, what is my purpose on this earth, if God decides that it is my time? Have I touched anyone at all? I did not say that to pat myself on the back, or anything like that at all. I just want to be the person Christ expects me to be and help reach people for Him. My prayer is that I am doing that in some way.

Aaron’s response was great and I hope I can do it some justice via the following words. He was talking about how Max Lucado painted one scenario that could happen. Upon our arrival in heaven, we would be introduced to people that we did now know, but as a result of watching or listening to us (me) they ended up in heaven. There is the possibility that we would be introduced to our grandchildren and great grandchildren. Aaron went on to say that we are sowing seeds in our children as we live by example and teach them about God. Our hope would be that they would then teach their children about God. Thus, sowing the seeds of the future and leaving a legacy!

My prayer is that my kids grow to love the Lord and that they will continue not my legacy, but God’s. I know that I have been blessed by many and I hope that I am a blessing to many, starting with my family.

Love thy enemy…

You have to read this. I found this article very interesting. For a soldier, who is committed to serve his country, to be so committed to his faith, that he could not fire on another human being. Read the article HERE and let me know what you think. Did the Army do the right thing? Will there be a line of enlisted men asking for this same discharge? Hmmm…

Wow, is all I can say…

This is a must watch video. It is about 6:30 minutes long, but worth every second. Props to Aaron, over at Arms Wide Open, for posting this one.

Click HERE to get to Aaron’s post to watch this stirring video that really portrays John 3:16.

Tag, I’m it…

Well, I got tagged by by good friend, Clay. I got tagged to list five things I dig about Jesus. I’m a midwesterner, and I am not sure we “dig” things, but I get the drift. This tag goes something like this:


  • Those Tagged will share 5 things they dig about Jesus.
  • Those tagged will tag 5 other bloggers.
  • Those tagged will provide a link in the comments section here of their list so that others can read them.

So here are my five:

1. He took on the sin of the world and spent some time in hell so I don’t have to.

2. He had unconditional love for everyone all of the time.

3. He knew his role and accepted it.

4. He was the only true miracle man. Come on, walking on water and bringing the dead back to life rocks!

5. He prayed.

So, here are my five people that I am tagging (well, four, because this thing is going round too fast for me)!

Doug E. Pudge
Russell “The Mudpuppy”
Jason “The Man of Steel”
Ryan Day

Thoughts on a Sunday Morning Baptism

This past Sunday morning, our church held a baptism service. We normally hold these services on a Sunday afternoon or evening. So, this was a change for us. Let me tell you, it was a positive change. What a fantastic time of praise and obedience to God. We celebrate when people are obedient to God and get baptized. After each person was baptized, we broke out into applause. It is praise to God and baptism should be a celebration.

It was an extra special service for us as our niece was baptized with two if her close friends.  It is good to see young people following Christ and being obedient to God.  It was also special for our senior pastor as he had the opportunity to baptize his future son-in-law (who just asked our pastor’s daughter to marry him the night before!!).

It was a great Sunday morning!  To God be the glory for all he has and is doing in the lives of those that were baptized on Sunday.

Grand Opening –

I would be remiss not to publish this post. God works in people. God works in groups of people. There is no better place to be or thing to do than to be in the middle of God’s works and plans.

To that end, I wold like to introduce a new site that is up and running on the web. “A Complete 180” is now open for your viewing pleasure. I have not been excited and energized about something like this in a very long time! This site is written by Christian men, men who have done a 180. Men who share a common burden for this site and sharing thoughts on anything from movies, sports, Christianity, faith, family, current events, whatever! The posts will be fresh and will show that Christian men do have a pulse and that we struggle with the same things that all men do. You can learn more about what this site is by reading our mission statement. We don’t know where this will lead, or what God has in store. We just want to share what is on our hearts and from our perspectives.

Men, this site is for you. Ladies, tell your husband, father, son and others about this site. Please pass this site address along ( ). We have some phenomenal contributors that have much to say. As my good friend, Aaron, said, “…miss a day, and you might miss alot!”

We hope you enjoy this site and our prayer is that God will work through us and that this site may even cause a few men to do a 180!