OK... for some odd reason I get over 10 search engine referrers a week on "Pastor Birthday Party". So... since so many of you are finding this site looking for information on having a birthday party for your Pastor let me give you a top ten list to consider when organizing the party. This list is really just my opinions and not in a particular order so keep that in mind... I'm no expert, but this is the kind of party I would want to go to :)
Don't have it on a Saturday night. If your pastor needs to preach on Sunday then Saturday could be a bad choice for a birthday party. Don't have it in the church banquet hall! He works there all week. Get him out the church building! Don't let anyone talk to him about ANYTHING ministry related! No comments about his last sermon. No ministry ideas. Nothing. As soon as you do that the pastor's mind switches back into "work mode" and makes it harder to simply relax and enjoy his party. If necessary have two men as…
Have you ever stopped to think just how much the world has changed in the last 25 years? I was recently reflecting on just this very thing… I was remembering “the olden days” of when I had internet service hooked up into my first apartment.
As a computer geek I was over the moon with the idea that I was going to connect to the internet super highway from my little single room apartment. Most people still really didn’t have any clue what the internet was. I was going to be able to access unlimited data at SUPER SPEED… I could finally download an entire song in just over an hour! I could download transcripts from experts and leaders from around the world. A 30 page document would take about 10-15 minutes to have it on my screen.
Today, that’s almost laughable! Now, just 25 years later, we live in a time when the entire world is available to us at the touch of screen that we keep in our back pocket. Now, I have access to literally every single song ever composed… and it takes millisecon…
One of my favorite comics to read as a kid was a series called WHAT IF?. Every month they would present a famous comic story... but ask the question "What if?" and change an important part of it in order to see how the story would turn out completely different - for good or for bad.
What if Wolverine never joined the X-Men? What if Spider-man never became a crime fighter? What if the Hulk kept Bruce Banner's intelligence?
I loved this stuff! Each month I read these comics over and over again, examining the endless possibilities on how the stories I loved could be different with just a small change, a twist of fate or a different choice.
To this day I'm still a big fan of WHAT IF? stories. But not in comic books. Each of us right now is living our story. We each deal with challenges. We each experience joys and heart ache. We each have responsibilities that can seem overwhelming at times.
But WHAT IF? What if a small change were to come into your life... how would th…