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Greetings everyone! So sorry for the blog-cation i took there. I promise to be better at blogging for the future.

I was looking at a friend’s blog yesterday and got an idea for a blog post for today. This friend of mine filled out a tweleve question¬†questionerre sometime ago and put those questions and his answers on his blog. I thought it was a great idea, wrote down the tweleve questions, and thought I would write them on here with my own answers. OK. Here it goes.

1. Favorie movies:

Comody: Blue Streek.

Action: The Fast And Furious serise.

Drama: (not sure).

Serise: Lord of the Rings movies and Chronicles of Narnia.

Fun Movie: (not sure).

2. Favorite Resturaunt:

Mexican: On The Border.

Of all time:

Italian: Papa John’s Pizza.

Fast Food: Taco Buano or Whataburger.

Local: Poor Richards.

3. Bands/People/Shows I’ve seen live in concert:

Acappella.

Vocal Union.

Casting Crowns.

Louie Gigglio.

Mercy Me.

4. Coolest Places I’ve Ever Been:

Anywhere in Colorado.

Harding University in Searcy, AR.

Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, TX.

Baseball Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

Camp Hunt in NY.

Anywhere with my family.

Anywhere in Soctland.

5. Some blogs you should read: (don’t know).

6. Preachers that are currently mentoring me through their blogs/sermons/tweets/ etc:

Jonathan Storment (stormented.com).

Joshua Graves (joshuagraves.com).

Trey Morgan (treymorgan.net).

Tim Spivey (newvintageleadership.com).

Lynn Stringfellow (tulsaoilman.com).

Wes Woodal (westcoastmissions.com)

Campus Ministry United.

7. Somethings I want to do someday:

See ESPN’s studios in Bristol, CT.

See the Football Hall Of Fame in Canton, OH.

Attend the Pepperdine Bible Lectures.

Attend any campus ministry workshops.

Attend the North American Christian Convention.

8. Things I’d love to do now:

Spend time with my family.

Live life to the the highest.

9. Some things I want to do before I die:

See my neices and newphews marry good Christian mates.

Spend as much time with my family as I possibly can.

10. Some people I would love to hangout with for a day:

George W Bush.

Jay Jorboe.

Max Lucado.

CS Lewis.

Tim Tebow.

Walter Blaisdell (Pop).

11. Somethings that keep me in awe:

The love of my family.

God.

Sunrises and Sunsets.

Casting Crowns music.

Inspiring people.

Good Christian books.

12. Something you may not know about me:

I have been on four continents of the world (Africa, Europe, North America, and South America).

Everynow and then I like to watch Judge Judy or other judge shows on TV.

That’s it about me. Please write somethings about yourself in the comment section or on your own blog page.

God bless you all. Grace and Peace.

Zack

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Random Thoughts

Greetings everyone! Some random thoughts I’ve had.

First, today is Saint Patrick’s Day. Wear something with Green on it, or risk getting pinched.

Second, the NCAA Tournament started Thursday and Friday. With some amazing games and stunning upsets too I must add. Sometimes Davids do defeat Goliaths.

Third, I have Kentucky going all the way to win this year’s NCAA Tournament. Feeling good, but a little nervous now. Especially after the upsets yesterday.

And forth, I am amazed at the stories in the Bible. All throughout the Bible are filled with stories. I have been reading through the Chronicle Bible (put together by LaGard Smith) and finished Judges. The Judges are filled with the most fascinating of all the Old Testament stories. And now starting 1 Samuel, another fascinating narrative and story line.

Please share your thoughts, comments, questions, etc. They are always welcomed and encouraged.

God bless you all. Grace and Peace.

Zack

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Greetings everyone! I don’t know how many of you get the Christian Chronicle. In the latest issue (it came out yesterday) it said Western Christian College (a Church of Christ college) is going to close its doors some time later this year. Western Christian College is located in a western province in Canada. This is a big blow to the Lord’s people and churches in Canada, especially western Canada.

A few years ago Cascade College in Portland, Oregon had to close down. That is a major blow to our brethren in the Pacific Northwest. I know of a few churches in that region who had to close its doors permanently as well.

I believe both of these schools had students enrolled who are not associated with the churches of Christ or Christian churches. I absolutely believe the schools taught them well saw these students as a mission field.

These two schools had to close down due to lack of funding and other unfortunate circumstances. I know the Lord’s work goes on, but these two lights going out is sad to see.

I’ll sign off for now. As always, any and all comments, thoughts, questions, etc are welcomed and encouraged.

God bless you all. Grace and Peace.

Zack

PS. I hope I haven’t infringed on any copyright laws, nor do anything illegal by writing this. If I have, please let me know ASAP and I’ll do some major editing or remove this post all together.

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Greetings once again everyone. Right after yesterday’s post I went back to listen to the lesson again and took notes this time.

The lesson was on passing the torch of leadership from one generation to a younger one.

The things the speakers spoke about that impacted me the most is being someone who is trustworthy, being a follower, being someone who won’t drop the torch once it is given to you.

The lesson was taken out of 1 Kings 19. It was tremendous.

Thoughts, comments, questions, etc are always welcomed.

God bless us all. Grace and Peace.

PS. I don’t know if I am infringing on copyright laws or not with this post or the one yesterday. So I will leave what I have written as is.

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Mentors

Greetings one and all!I hope and pray all is well with all of you.

Earlier today I listened to a lesson on a campus ministry website. It was the concluding lesson during a campus ministry workshop held during the summer time.

The lesson focused on Elijah and Elisha. There were several things the speakers talked about I noticed and wanted to pass along .

First, they focused on our need to be good followers before we can be trusted to be good leaders. That has to do with our own humility.

Second, they said we need to find co-workers with whom we can work together, and to whom we can pass the work on to. They said all to often we find someone or a group to help them in ministry and just leave the work to them. They stressed working alongside others, and eventually pass the work on to them.

Third, make sure you aren’t doing too much when you take on a ministry role. They talked about when Elijah came up to Elisha and asked him (Elisha) to be his (Elijah’s) attendant. At the time Elisha was plowing with a yoke of oxen. When Elisha made his decision, he slaughtered his oxen, cooked them, and served the food to others. Then he went with Elijah.

Those are the only things I recall at present. I thought the speakers did excellent.

Comments, thoughts, questions, etc are always welcomed and encouraged.

God bless you all. Grace and Peace.

Zack

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Greetings everyone! Sorry I didn’t blog much last week. The computer went down and we needed to take it to the shop. Got it back now and good to go.

In the sports world everyone is talking about the NFL and bounties. That is when coaches or team officials pay their players a little extra for injuring players on the other team. Football is a violent sport as it is already. All of this talk makes it worse all the more.

Since hearing about it, I started thinking about the church and all of God’s people.

In the book of Acts, the apostle Paul called the elders of Ephesus to meet with him at a beach. There he charged them to watch after the sheep they were commissioned to watch after. He told them to be on their guard because there would be wolves who would try to take them out. There might have even been wolves that would rise amongst their own number who will take each other out. In Galatians 6 Paul again warns the brethren there to look after those who are spiritually weak, and told to keep watch over themselves, lest they too be tempted. In 1 Peter 5, the apostle Peter urges those who are shepherds to watch after their sheep, and to watch themselves also. And I can’t forget about 1 Kings 13, the man of God from Judah. He prophesied successfully against the king and he was told by God not to stay where he was, not to eat there, or go home the same way he came. He met a man who claimed to be a prophet who asked him to go home with him. This man claimed to have a vision from God to have him come. He did, and God punished him for disobeying Him.

Each of these cases could be bounty cases, if you will.We must be careful of others. But don’t forget to protect yourself too. Satan is a bounty hunter, for sure.

Comments, thoughts, questions, etc are always welcomed and encourage.

God bless you all. Grace and Peace.

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