Moldable Moments

March 22, 2013

Sports League Sign

Based off of a recent comical sign I saw, I am suggesting this as the wording for signs surrounding the game fields for All Out Sports. PLEASE REMEMBER: 1) THE ATHLETES ARE ONLY CHILDREN 2) THIS IS A ONLY A GAME 3) THE COACHES ARE VOLUNTEERS 4) THE REFEREES/UMPIRES ARE HUMAN 5) YOU ARE HERE TO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE 6) YOU ARE NOT HERE TO […]
October 15, 2012

The Smoose

The Smoose I’ll take just a second to introduce, myself of course, Smoose E. Smoose. But, don’t call me a moose, I am neither or not, a koala, a panda or an ocelot. I’m a smoose, not a moose, we are not the same when you call me a moose it drives me insane. A moose has a rack that sits on his head, and […]
July 13, 2012

FREE-DESTINATION, GRACE, AND PRE-WILL: Part 5 of 5

Conclusion The truth of the matter is that no human being has the capabilities to properly understand how God works in creation.  The goal of human philosophy is to try to best understand how humans perceive God to work in creation.  Christians are aided with the help of absolute truth confined within the pages of scripture.  Unfortunately many Christians have relegated much of the truth […]
July 12, 2012

FREE-DESTINATION, GRACE, AND PRE-WILL: Part 4 of 5

Three Possibilities             The Bible is clear that God operates a world that has elements of both free will and predestination in it.  The difficulty is determining Biblically what that world looks like and how the will of man can be explained in a Biblical framework within that world.  After narrowing down the acceptable possibilities to three, the acceptable explanation to understanding the will of […]
July 11, 2012

FREE-DESTINATION, GRACE, AND PRE-WILL: Part 3 of 5

POPULAR VIEWS ON FREE WILL AND PRE-DESTINATION Determinism, Indeterminism, Compatibilism, Incompatibilism, and Libertarianism             Determinism is the thesis that the past and the laws of nature together determine, at every moment, a unique future.[1]  The outright denial of this definition of determinism is indeterminism.[2] Hard determinists accept determinism and reject free will.  Incompatibilism is the belief that free will and determinism are not compatible and […]
July 10, 2012

FREE-DESTINATION, GRACE, AND PRE-WILL: Part 2 of 5

Foreknowledge             Foreknowledge is God’s knowledge of an event, thing, or person, from some point in eternity before the actual creation of that specific event person or thing.  Foreknowledge does not necessarily require pre-destination to occur.  God is outside space and time so it is conceivable that God can have foreknowledge that an event will happen, a person will be born, or a thing will […]
July 9, 2012

FREE-DESTINATION, GRACE, AND PRE-WILL: Part 1 of 5

FREE-DESTINATION, GRACE, AND PRE-WILL: Comparison and Reimagining of Pre-destination and Free Will The argument between whether man has free will or, if all men are predestined by God in all that they do, is an old as the ages argument amongst scholars and men of faith.  Since the beginning of recorded history man has argued which premise is true, free will or pre-destination. This paper […]
July 7, 2012

Mission Trip to Belize

I leave tomorrow for a missions trip in the country of Belize.  I will be going with a team of 25 others who will be sharing Christ through work projects and teaching. Thanks to donations from Mathias Media Publishing and the First Steps Discipleship Program, I will be spending three evenings teaching local pastors and missionaries in central Belize how to share Christ and create […]
July 2, 2012

Four Views of Hell – Book Critique

Book Critique I. Introduction The Four Views on Hell is a compilation book that presents four different authors arguments and their counterarguments on the issue of Hell.  The book is from a series of books published by Zondervan Publishing that examine different viewpoints on a variety of topics and doctrine in Christianity. All four viewpoints shared within the framework of the book are not necessarily […]
June 30, 2012

Long Distance Family Communication

The current technological age allows for real-time connections between grandparents and their grandchildren. The only requirement for instant communication is an Internet connection or a mobile phone.   My children talk to their grandparents using Face Time for Ipad and Iphone, and Skype on the computer.  It is easier than ever for grandparents to connect. I have a three-month-old baby at home and my parents […]
June 13, 2012

Cyle’s Smiles – Avengers

I have not seen all the movies I have provided links to the pluggedin.com reviews for.  I provide the links for your ease of reference. What I have learned is that many of you just want to know what I thought of the movie and you want to know it very quickly.  So, I have devised Cyle’s Smiles. Cyle’s Smiles is my review of the […]
June 9, 2012

Tent Camping Top 10

1.  If you are the only person, amongst hundreds of RVs and campers, camping in a tent… are you poor or just stupid? 2. Refer to The Poopy Dance blog post. Don’t bring that child! 3. When planning dinner… account for the 20-25 minutes it takes for a 4 year old to roast a hot dog. 4. When the directions tell you to attach legs […]
June 7, 2012

Camping with Kids

I am taking my three children camping tonight.  Their ages are 3 months old, 4 and 5. It seems that my wife and I are much more excited about this adventure than our children.  My children keep asking if we are going to roast marshmallows.  That’s all they care about. We can roast marshmallows at home.  What is it about marshmallows that is so wonderful […]
June 6, 2012

The Poopy Dance

My kids dance the poopy dance. I think at some point everyone does, even adults. I wish my kids would just poop in the potty.  They seem to enjoy just pooping in their pants all the time. My son didn’t get the hang of pooping in the toilet until he was almost 5. My daughter who just turned 4, is well on her way to […]