>God is Still God; and God is Still Good

>I do not know this man; but I look forward to meeting him some day. It seems there are so many that I know, either personally or “electronically,” who are battling what by all human vision is end-of-life scenarios.

But, as Zac testifies, “God is still God; and God is still good.”
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9796056&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1The Story of Zac Smith from NewSpring Media on Vimeo.

>Final Sayings of (ex) children’s/youth pastors

>Greetings from Seattle, where I have the privilege of ministering thru this weekend. Saw this on a BLOG

wanted to share with you:

TOP TEN SAYINGS VOICED BY CHILDREN/YOUTH PASTOR”S JUST BEFORE GETTING CANNED:

10. We don’t have to preview this video; one of the deacons told me it was clean.
9. Just go ahead. It’s easier to beg forgiveness than to obtain permission.
8. The board won’t care.
7. We’ll set a record for this!
6. What does this switch on the soundboard do?
5. I’ve seen this done on TV.
4. I’m sure it’s strong enough to hold both of us.
3. Let’s go ahead and order it, the church will pay for it.
2. I decided we’re not having VBS this year.
1. I don’t care if he is the pastor’s kid

>How Many Times?

>I am not a “numbers” guy; in fact you can easily build a case that I don’t like “numbers” at all. I don’t keep track of speaking assignments..not “right” or “wrong,” just the way it is.

Yet last Saturday, March 20, as I drove back from speaking at a youth rally in Concordia, Ks I was overwhelmed with gratitude for over thirty years of being able to do such activities. Preaching in a church, to a small Bible club, to large events, for a week of special meetings in a church, in over 1400 high schools, graduations, civic organizations, weeks of camp….all of it is such an incredible privilege.

And it all started because God drew me to Himself in a jail cell in Texas; following release from prison a few years later a couple took me in; later Dr. Al and Vidy Metsker took a chance and allowed me to come to Bible school…where Dean Potratz and so many others poured wisdom and experience into me…and because a host of people pray and invest as I and my family continue to serve as home missionaries; with no income other that missionary support and honorariums.

I am a blessed man who continues, by His grace, to try to preach truth, with a healthy dose of “fear and trembling” as I understand “let not many of us become teachers…for as such we shall incur the stricter judgment.”

The photos are from that Saturday rally, me preaching and “Cloverton” singing and leading worship.