Monthly Archives: December 2011

And God Let Us Say No!

Thoughts Inspired by Craig J. DesJardins Thematic Bible Reading Plan by Doug Bursch January 1 Genesis 1; Psalm 8; Psalm 104 In Genesis 1 we find the pattern of “Let there be. . .” and “there was. . . .” In this pattern God speaks and His creative will comes into existence. “And God said, […]

Resolutions for the American Church

Here are my 2012 resolutions for the American Church in no particular order of importance. This coming year you will treat your youth pastors with respect, love and dignity. You’re no longer going to interact with them like they are second class ministers who must prove their worth by how many paintball, pizza party lock-ins […]

2012 Thematic Reading Plan by Craig J. DesJardins

I’m providing my readers with an excellent thematic reading plan put together by Craig J. DesJardins. Craig has given me permission to post this on my site. If you use this plan for your church, please make sure you credit Mr. DesJardins. 2012 Thematic Bible Reading Plan Copyright 2011 Craig J. DesJardins (Those desiring an […]

Peace on Earth George Bailey

Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth to all humankind. Especially to you George Bailey

The Fruitcake Chronicles

(The Following is a re-post of The Fruitcake Chronicles. I first published this six installment short story in the Auburn Reporter Newspaper. Like a good fruitcake, I regift it every year. Merry Christmas!) The Fruitcake Chronicles: An Old Fashioned Christmas (Part 1 of 6) “Sir, I’m not going to ask you again. Put the fruitcake […]

We Bought a Zoo Review: Cameron Crowe’s Not So Family Film

We Bought a Zoo is a film that has little to do with its title. It’s not about the zany misadventures of a family trying to run their own zoo. Instead, it’s about a father dealing with the recent tragic death of his dearly loved spouse. It’s about heart broken kids trying to exist in […]

The Problem With Christmas Magic Kingdom Faith

The Problem with Christmas Magic by Doug Bursch I enjoy Disneyland. Disneyland is square footage within a well fortified boundary. Within the boundary is magic; outside the boundary is Southern California. Southern California is less magical. My family and I regularly travel to Southern California for the purpose of abiding within the fortified boundaries, within […]