Sometimes I feel like one of the Prophets of old

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Sometimes I feel like one of the Prophets of old. Growing up as a kid I vividly remember hearing stories about Elijah, Elisha, and the others in Sunday School and if I am completely honest I have to say that I still get them all mixed up from time to time.

The role of The Prophet was simple: they are the mouthpieces of God. God told them what to say and they passed the message on to the people that God chose to hear the message. As a kid, that sounded really cool. It’s kinda like they have a direct link to God. Now that I’m older, and have experienced the life as a pastor for the past twenty plus years, I’ve come to realize that being the mouthpiece of God can really suck sometimes.

People like to do their own thing. Most people have a pretty good idea of what they like and what they don’t like. They have a good idea of how they like to spend their time and how they don’t. So basically, as a prophet your job is to go to people who have their life plans set and tell them that they’re going to have to change it… because “God says so”.

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Owned by GodFor the past several years I’ve primarily blogged on the topics of parenting, marriage, and family ministry. All of these topics have been in my wheel house as I’m a parent of 6, a husband of 18 years, and a family pastor.

I love to dialogue around these topics. I believe with all my heart that with media, schools, and per pressure screaming at our children, I’ve been called to help parents raise their voice in a very loud world. I alsobelieve husbands need to continually work on their marriages and I’m thrilled to sit down with fellow pastors and discuss best practices surrounding how the church can and should engage the family.

With all that being said though, you may have (or not) noticed that I have’t had much to say over the past few months. Naturally, if you know me, you know that that can’t possibly be the case… I speak frequently, but just not here online.