Author Archive: mym4log

Let’s See A Show Of Hands

Next weekend there are three special opportunities for you to serve … Saturday, February 17 – Valentine for Bashor Home Share the love of God and your friendship.  We’ll play some games and have a brief devo as a way of letting the youth of Bashor Home know how much they are loved.  It really …

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A Bow for Each of Us

The rainbow is a sign of hope – something I really need these days. In Genesis 9, God set the rainbow in the sky to give his people hope and a promise.  From that day forward, the people could trust that never again would a flood destroy the earth.  “This is the sign of the …

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The Sun and the Moon

I expect most of you saw the eclipse this week – either by looking up or watching a screen. Although I was not overly impressed at how it looked in front of my home, some of the photos and videos I’ve seen were awesome as the moon blocked the light of the sun. We only …

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Free Coke!

I don’t like Coke.  But I do like Team! And I am very glad that LOG teams will be starting in just a week or so! So glad, in fact, that I will happily provide lots of Coke (and other beverages) for the first team meeting for LOG #93 (Sunday, August 27) and LOG #94 …

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Lasts a Lifetime …

In 1985, I was ordained to be the associate pastor of Goleta Presbyterian Church near Santa Barbara, CA.  I followed a very beloved youth leader who had built the church’s vibrant community-wide youth group from next to nothing in just two years.  Most of the juniors and seniors grieved his leaving and found it difficult …

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Please …

Teach me how to pray, yes, and teach me how to live Make them one and the same, to the glory of your name – please … Last weekend, at the Next Step: L•4•G #20, we dug into both how we can grow in our love for God by learning how to draw close to …

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What Is Life About?

Each day, I receive a blog post by a man named Glenn McDonald – a Presbyterian pastor and spiritual counselor in Indianapolis. His words are insightful and inspiring and help me begin my day with God. Today (Tuesday), his words were right on … (this is only part of what he wrote, click this link …

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Be Still and Know …

Psalm 46:10 encourages us to “Be still and know that I am God.” The LOG / SOS 2017 team accepted the responsibility for setting up and facilitating the prayer chapel at this year’s SOS student weekend. We set it up in the Shiloh Prayer Chapel on Bethel’s campus and it was open all weekend-long.  There …

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Yabba-dabba-doo!

So we all know that I am pretty old – i turned sixty-four last Saturday. In the early 1960’s, I loved watching The Flintstones cartoon show on TV.  Whenever the main character, Fred Flintstone, got off work or was excited, he yelled Yabba-dabba-doo!  You can see a short video clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpGx4foRdPw I don’t know …

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Greatness Is In Serving

One of the sentiments many of you share during LOG Weekends is that you feel insignificant and unworthy, that somehow you’re not good enough or don’t quite measure up, and your life lacks a sense of purpose, even to the extent of questioning your existence in this world. It’s heartbreaking to hear this of course, …

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