Who’s exempt

Church Pastor preaching

Meeting with the Head Pastor (not the lead campus Pastor, but the top Pastor) about two things, which are copied and pasted here from my Jan 18, 2022 email to Pastor Chuck:

  1. “one super-optimistic, wonderfully-hopeful Lakeside thing to share”
  2. “one big, deep, nagging concern regarding Lakeside Church operations”

Guiding mantra to stay on track, knowing the Church is surrounded by Residential communities…

No one is exempt from the law.


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Is it ok to break the law when it suites you?

Lent reading
Yesterday morning (3rd Sunday of Lent) Father John (standing in background) said the bottom left is his favorite reading of all time.


Notes on church donation envelope
Had an idea and wrote it on our weekly donation envelope. .think .differently about leadership, engagement, service, connection, improvement.


Is it ok to break the law when it suits you?


Right, it sounds like an obscure question, until it isn’t.

Do you drive the speed limit all the time?

Check me if i’m wrong, but speed limits are backed by scientific research to determine the safest speed on a particular stretch of road.

Safest meaning it saves lives and minimizes physical damage.

Yet i don’t know a single person who always drives the speed limit.

So i stopped exceeding the speed limit years ago.

i couldn’t stand my hypocrisy.

And, driving the speed limit reduces stress in unimaginable ways.


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I Feel Nauseous

These photos and captions are the prelude to today’s post. Please read carefully.

We could take the disposed fetus and toss it aside on some back road.

These guys are always hungry and clean up any roadside mess.

But when the Deacon shared these statistics, I became nauseous:

  • 39th anniversary of Roe vs Wade
  • 22% pregnancies end in abortion (1 in 5)
  • 47% have had more than one abortion (for real?)
  • each day 3,500+ abortions happen

Now, a day later, after Googling abortion statistics, I question the statistics validity. And then instantaneously think, “This isn’t about whether the statistics are accurate, it’s about whether taking away life from a living being seems morally acceptable”.

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