Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Life of a Working Man

I work evenings. And I when I accepted the job, I thought, " What's the big deal, I have worked evenings for a while before this."

WELL

It is a BIG DEAL
Because EVERYTHING in Newberg happens in the evening.
And I hate, I hate, working in the evening, as I feel that I MISS
Everything

Now please don't get me wrong, I praise God that I have a way to support my family

But, the cost is catching up with me.
I feel myself becoming embittered towards my job,
despite the fact that it is a very, and I mean VERY Nice nursing home
I dislike my job, because of how it of how it effects my 'social' life

Honestly It seems that the worse part is that my theological writing is suffering. I have two articles that need to be edited before i can post them here, but with having to produce a new lesson every week, ( this week is on how we got the bible) there is no time to do what needs to be done.

And honestly this brings me to an area that is really convicting to me.

I have been richly blessed with the ability to research and study and write/teach, and I feel that I waste so much time that could be spent do those things. C. H. Spurgeon was known to work 18 hours a day, and when asked how he did it his rely was, " there are two of us working."

Well there are two of use working (I hope), yet I sleep far to much ( nine Hours or more) and can not focus on writing in the mornings before work. I WASTE so much TIME.

So, Ken, Why are you telling us this??? Well the answer is simple, I have made a resolution, I will wake up no later then 8am every morning. This will give me approx, 6 hours before work preparation must begin for a normal work day. On days where I work earlier, I will awake no later then 7am. I think that this will solve the issue. Besides, the only rest one really needs is in
CHRIST



Friday, November 23, 2007

Paul Washer

Paul Washer is a missionary and preacher. This video is a clip of a sermon that he preached, and I put it up here simply because it is the most powerful thing I have ever heard on the topic of Salvation and what it means to be a Christian. Many people think that they are Christians, and Paul tears this concept to pieces. So many people in America claim to be Christians and the question is, is that true? Frankly, I don't think so. I hope that you are blessed and strengthened by this message. Please, listen to what Paul says, it is a simple gospel message, but i know that i have never heard it preached like this, If you have any doubt about being a Christian, listen to this message.

For those who are keeping score, I think Paul Washer is either the best or second best preacher in the United States today, the other being John Piper. Thanks be to God for men like this who can so deeply affect us. video

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

John Wesley on Accountability

Do you have an accountability partner? Someone who you have given permission to ask the hard questions? Do you keep yourself accountable? I think that this process is very important if we are to grow in holiness. Also I have found that it is easier to resist temptation when you know that you are going to have to tell someone what you did. I have two people, well really three, who keep me accountable, and we don't all ask these questions but I think that they are quite valuable. They are from the Holy Club started by John Wesley. They are of course modernized so that they are more readable. I hope that you honestly consider them. Wesley and the two other men in the Holy Club asked themselves these questions every morning.

1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I rely am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?

2. Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?

3. Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?

4. Can I be trusted?

5. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?

6. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?

7. Did the Bible live in me today?

8. Do I give it time to speak to me everyday?

9. Am I enjoying prayer?

10. When did I last speak to someone else about my faith?

11. Do I pray about the money I spend?

12. Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?

13. Do I disobey God in anything?

14. Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?

15. Am I defeated in any part of my life?

16. Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?

17. How do I spend my spare time?

18. Am I proud?

19. Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican?

20. Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?

21. Do I grumble or complain constantly?

22. Is Christ real to me?


My New Job

So I got a new Job. I now work at Friendsview. And I have to say that i really enjoy it. The Clients are very nice, It is a Christian environment, so it is not only acceptable, but encouraged to talk about apologetics and to evangelize! It is so Cool! Another cool thing is that they give us lunch, FOR FREE!! And you all know how I feel about free food. Plus, there are always lots of veggies, so i can make sure to eat healthy. I think it is going to be a really cool place to work.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

How do you eat your Tuna Fish Sandwich?

So Courtney makes her tuna fish sandwich's with relish. I make mine with celery. Celery is way better in my opinion, it reminds me of growing up... Anyways.. I have been Working on some end times stuff and it is coming along well. It will be released on Sunday.