Sunday, October 23, 2005

I invited Darth Tater into my home. He subsequently attacked my wife and cat. According to the box he came in, As a Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Tater was once a promising young Jedi who lost his roots. I can't wait to set him out on my desk at church. What a great conversation piece. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Setting forth a plan

This is my first time to use a blog. I'm not sure exactly what direction this will take, but since I'm involved in full-time ministry and part-time theological grad school, they will undoubtedly shape the direction that my thoughts take. I believe there are two ways to measure a person's wisdom. First of all, having a good sense of what is appropriate. That carries into all aspects of life.

To know what to say or not to say to someone who's lost a loved one. To know the right time to tell the appropriate joke. To have the right answer ready for someone's difficult question. To know the right way to meet new people so as to make a good impression. Knowing what is appropriate at all times takes a great amount of wisdom.

Secondly, I believe a wise person is one who learns from the mistakes of others without having to make the same mistakes. There are plenty of things done wrong by other people that I can learn from without having to experience them.

And who could forget, the fear of the Lord is the real beginning of wisdom. I hope to update this blog from time to time as I learn things about becoming a better person and a better minister. I invite anyone for input as I wrestle to continually maintain a child-like faith, always wanting to grow. I do believe that everyone is in some way my superior with something valuable for me to learn from them.

Right now it is pretty late and I'm sleepy. I'll work on this thing some more later.