repost: what would you tell a new minister?

HN-93424588carreThis weekend, a conversation with some good friends turned to several youth ministers in various churches who have recently been involved in inappropriate and illegal relationships with girls in their youth groups.

What were they thinking, we wondered, noting that one of the guys had even managed to get a second youth ministry job, where he again had sex with teenage girls, after being fired from the first one. (“What was the second church thinking?” is another valid question.)

One of the group noted that pastors are always going to have opportunities for affairs because there will always be women who have never been shown any affection or attention and who will fall for kind men in …


9 things I learned this week

garbage-canMy family will create leaning towers of trash with Tetris-like precision instead of just bagging it up and taking it out.

I’m now one of those people who listens to Christmas music during the whole year.

I need to read all of these and there is NEVER ENOUGH OF THE TIME.

Adding a 16-year-old boy with good grades to our auto insurance costs $2,009. Per year.

The DMV in Levittown, PA will not accept cash. First person to explain this to me gets a doughnut with sprinkles.

I wish I’d said this: ‘When Jesus is asked what the greatest command is, He says, “Love God and love your neighbor.’ But Christians don’t …

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