Dear Friends, Many of you know that the church I pastor is very involved in Christian community development in a high poverty community. So we have a church, and the church overseas a grocery store called The Harvest Market, as well as social work services, community gardens, and after-school mentoring programs. It’s a unique type of work, and it would not have been possible without the vision of a man named Clark Millspaugh. In 2009, Clark sensed God calling him to use his time and money to start a relational ministry in a high-poverty community. The goal was to help meet practical needs as a way to connect with people and share the gospel message. That was the foundational vision when

The Imitation Game

Dear Friends, This morning I woke up to severe thunderstorms rolling through our city. Being someone who loves a good storm, I was happy to hear the rain and thunder - until I got on the highway and realized that the rain was causing traffic to back up. To make matters worse, I was scheduled for an early morning meeting, and so I felt the pressure to get there on time. Feeling confident in my driving abilities, I made the decision to move to the fast lane, and see if I could get around the traffic. The result is that I ended up driving a little bit over the speed limit. And when I say “a little bit”, I mean about 20 miles per hour over the limit. All was going well until I noticed a pol

Diamonds And Clay Pots

Dear Friends, One of my favorite things to do is “channel surf”. If you’re unfamiliar with this term, it simply means that when watching TV, I don’t stay on one channel very long. Instead, I move from channel to channel - watching about 15 seconds of each show. So it’s sort of like “surfing” across the top of waves. The really fun part of doing this is that sometimes you stumble across something you wouldn’t normally watch, so that 15 seconds gets longer as you settle in to watch whatever it was that caught your attention. That’s exactly what happened to me recently when I stumbled across the Learning Channel, and found myself watching “Great Mysteries Of Geology”. The topic of the show

It's All About The Love

Dear Friends, Today I've been thinking about what it means to love God. I think it's on my mind because we're approaching Easter and I've been studying the death and resurrection of Christ in preparation for our church services. And as I've studied what Christ went through in the week leading up to His crucifixion, I keep thinking, “He must have loved God a lot.” To be honest, this is an unusual thought for me. Typically, when I think of the crucifixion, I think of how much Jesus must have loved us - because He went through a lot for us. But for some reason, this time around, I keep thinking of how much He must have loved God because, after all, it was God He was being obedient to when H


Dear Friends, When it comes to making decisions, it seems to me that, for the most part, people can be divided into two categories: those who are decisive, and those who are not. I tend to be one of the decisive types, whereas my beautiful wife Bonnie is not so much. For example, one time when we were on an airplane, sitting all the way at the back, Bonnie could not make up her mind about what sort of soft drink to get from the flight attendant. She thought and thought about it while the flight attendant made her way down the aisle, even turning and asking my opinion (which I of course freely gave, since I'm decisive and always have an opinion ready). Yet, when the moment of truth arrive

Say No To Turkish Delight

Dear Friends, I’ve been a fan of the author CS Lewis ever since I first read “The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe” back in the fourth grade. It was a story that captured my attention in so many ways, but the part that really stood out to me was when the White Witch offered Turkish Delight to Edmund. If you’re familiar with the story, then you’ll remember that she offered Edmund the candy as a way to get him to betray his brother and sisters. That really had an impact on me because I couldn't imagine how anyone could betray their own family just for some candy. And so the only conclusion I could come to was that this Turkish Delight stuff had to be amazing, if it could get someone to do s


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Random thoughts and ponderings on life and faith from a recovering sinner.

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Daniel May - husband, father, pastor, grocer, Packers fan, and above-mentioned recovering sinner.

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