Sunday, June 5, 2011

Apple Oatmeal Pancakes and Indiana Jones

At our youth church, a youth pastor is passing his rank onto another, and stepping up into other ministry.  The new youth pastor was preaching today about how we need to be getting out of cliques and stepping over the line and reaching out in our community so we can be unified.  We do need to do this really bad if we are going to help other youth groups and encourage them.  We have to be unified before we can reach out.  We need to understand each-other(kids and teens of different ages, talking, encouraging, praying).  After all, we're a family.  God's children.  A family who doesn't do anything together or talk to each-other or encourage each other or even tell each other they love them, isn't a family.  We want to be a family.  The Bible says to be a family.  Think about that hard.  Reaching out just to talk friendly like to someone in church/school/life that doesn't have anyone to talk to.  And don't let age be a barrier.

If you can tell that someone needs prayer and they tell you not to pray for them, pray for them anyways.  Everyone nearly always needs prayer for something.

I just played and played and played chords and melodies on the grand black piano in our living room with the light coming in through the see-through curtains.  Then I picked out Indiana Jones theme song, playing with one finger instead of both hands.  My dad smiled and then wanted to watch it.  Mom and sister are making Oatmeal Apple pancakes, I threw in a bunch of ingredients that were not in the recipe when my sister wasn't looking(oil, a little sugar, a pinch of salt, and a shake of cinnamon).
And I'm planning on getting out healthy sausage and some blueberries out soon.  Later I'm going to work on my outline for my book(since it's fun and easy if you know how to).

The polished table; clear it off, pile up the newspaper.  Plates and forks and knives; put them on the table.  Movie; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, put it on, turn on the tv.
This is what I call fun.
Have a wonderful hour/afternoon/evening/day/week/month/year/decade/century/life.  Every day is a new chapter.  Every hour is a chance to reach out.  Every week is filled with hope.  Make it all count.  Know that it isn't about you but about what you can do for others.  If you do that, then you will one day be rewarded in Heaven.  Have fun!  Good bye for now... 


  1. We've had a similar situation in our youth group, too. We were really close for a while, having our own little revival-and then we started getting new people and then we started retreating back to cliques. You're very right! We're a familt in the body of Christ. We have to spend eternity together, right? //
    mmmm...pancakes!!! lol

  2. lol! :D Yeah, and so many Christians have been arguing/being prejudiced because other people had different political views. In the Bible, Paul says somewhere that the church should stop fighting and hold strong together like a stone wall.

  3. Yes! And he also said that we should pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have peaceful lives full of worship and respect for God.