Sunday, December 30, 2007

When the dream meets reality

Stephen Bailey, (Associate minister at Lake Cities) opened the door to some interesting thoughts Sunday. He talked about when our childhood dreams come face to face with reality.

How do we react as the dawn breaks exposing how the dream we had since childhood is not going to come to fruition. We can become despondent and depressed. Making life miserable for ourselves an all those around us.


We can realize that the creator of the world has a plan. How we fit into His plan can be rather remarkable. Being ready to be used by God takes preparaton. Spend time in the Word and in prayer.

Have an excellent New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Old Dog - New Tricks

Many of you know, I have been training the last half of this year on a new aircraft, a Boeing 757. After several years on the 727, this old dog is learning some new tricks. Going from a three member crew to a two man operation requires the use of some reformatting of how things get done. More automation, allowing us to spend less time with systems and more time on flying.

In addition, I am a first officer again. But, I am flying with a great captain who was my first officer on the 727 a couple of years ago, (It pays to be nice to people under you...never know when they might become your boss).

God continues to bless me in so many ways, to Him be Glory and Honor!
Look for a way God has blessed you today.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Ready for today?

As you can tell from my photo I am a pilot. Have been for about 30 years.

One truth in flying is no two flights are the same.

This can be both good and bad. Good because you have to be prepared for the contingencies of the next flight. Bad because you never know what contingencies the next flight will bring.
The same can be said of life. So how do we prepare for the contingencies?
Here are three ways to prepare for each day.

1. Open your Bible. Yes, check out the owners manual. Just basic reading to gain knowledge and understanding of ourselves and God.

2. Open your hands. We often clench our fists – either to hang onto something ‘precious’ or to hit something. Neither are usually beneficial. And, when our hands are squeezed tight, there is little room for God to place anything in them.

3. Open your heart. Others benefit from our generous spirit. Not necessarily money. Give your talents, time, trust. Giving to others provides opportunity to have a positive factor in another’s life.

More to come…