Monday, November 20, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
It is also the birthday of Robert F. Kennedy, American politician and the 64th US Attorney General, from 1925.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when New Jersey became the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights in 1789.

1). Blog Entry: Life Lessons - Expensive Art?
     I love art, and in particular, music. I can't draw very well, but I do enjoy making music, both singing and with instruments. Recently, my son Eric and I were in an art store and I encouraged him to find a favorite print. After several minutes, he led me to a large Disney painting of Pirates of the Caribbean. It was amazing and when we looked at the price tag, it showed it - $26,000!! LIFE LESSON - Excel in your art by giving it your best efforts and others will take notice and appreciate it! 

2). Extras

- Ministry of the Day: Trinity Bible College Graduate School - Check out the Masters in Rural Leadership they are now providing, with leadership from Dwight and Nadine Sandoz!


Nate Clarke, speaking at our Eastern Convention in Scottsbluff this past weekend.

Friday, November 17, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is Homemade Bread Day
It is also the birthday of Drew Krizek (Youth Pastor's wife in Kearney, NE) Kevin Fox (Chi Alpha Director in Omaha, NE), and Diane Kearney (Youth Leader in Scottsbluff, NE), a distinction they share with Rock Hudson, American actor from 1925.
Finally, it is the anniversary of Todd and Debbie Lanman (Pastors in Big Springs, NE), a distinction they share with the day when the United States Congress held its first session in Washington, D.C. in 1800.

1). Blog Entry: Leader Profile - Amy Mitchell (Bday on Tuesday)



POSITION: Children's Pastor in Norfolk, NE
HISTORY: Studied at Central Bible College in Springfield, MO
FAMILY: Married to Lonny with 3 awesome kids

2). Extras


- Link of the Day: Secure Possessions - The Best Places to Hide Valuables in Your House

Thursday, November 16, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Button Day
It is also the birthday of Eric Rozean (Children's Pastor in Kearney, NE), and Kayla Johnson (Associate Pastor's Wife in Hastings, NE), a distinction they share with the Roman Emperor Tiberius from 42 BC.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory joined to form Oklahoma, which was admitted as the 46th U.S. state in 1907.

1). Blog Entry: Bible Commentary - 2 Timothy 1: Notes on God's Character

2). Extras


- Quote of the Day: 'The best disciple makers are tension makers rather than teachers.' - Peter Haas, Pharisectomy

Youth Convention Photo Booth

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is Guinness World Record Day
It is also the birthday of famous pro wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage from 1952.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when Georgetown University first started in 1791.

1). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner - Church Patterns
     I chair a team that is working to pursue greater health for our churches and pastors in Nebraska. It's a great experience, working with incredible leaders and planning toward a future with greater progress and growth. We realized that before we can get healthier we need to become aware of exactly how healthy we are. This isn't always a fun task - getting told by the doctor we need to stay away from certain foods, up our exercise, or lose a few pounds! Here's some classification of patterns recognized in churches, from Cally Parkinson in her book, Move:

1. Apathetic Church -  spiritually underweight and needs more meat
2. Introverted Church - spiritually overweight and needs more exercise
3. Average Church - a strong platform of permission to challenge in growth
4. High-Energy Church - tolerance for spiritual lethargy is low. They must get people moving, embed the Bible in everything, create ownership, and pastor their community.

2). Extras

- Link of the Day: Pictaculous - A color palette generator

- Ministry of the Day: NYM Western Youth Convention - Starts on Friday in Scottsbluff, don't miss out!!

Youth Convention Photo Booth 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is International Girls Day
It is also the birthday of Mark Hoffman (pastor in Ewing, NE), and Bethanie Storer (pastor's wife in Mullen, NE), a distinction they share with the famous Greek composer Yanni from 1954. 
Finally, it is the anniversary of when many members of the Marshall University Football team tragically died in a plane crash in 1970.

1). Blog Entry: Caption Contest - Click on the pic below to submit a caption



2). Extras

- Quote of the Day: 'Millenials value relationships above politics, careers, and religion.' - Jolene Cassellius Erlacher, Millenials in Ministry

- Movie of the Day: Dog Park in Slow Motion

Monday, November 13, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is Young Readers Day
It is also the birthday of St. Augustine from 354 AD.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when the AK-47 gun was first developed by Soviets in 1947.

1). Blog Entry: Life Lessons - The Same
     Recently, my family and I were staying at a hotel in a nice touristy area. Our hotel was great, but probably very average compared to several of the upscale hotels in the same area. One day, I was walking to a Walgreens a few blocks away. About a block into the walk, I noticed several people standing outside in front of a very nice hotel, one that we couldn't afford to stay in. They were all dressed in robes and pajamas, without being ready for the day, looking like they'd been ushered out in an emergency. As I walked by, I heard sirens going and realized that the fire alarms had been initiated and everyone had to leave immediately, regardless of status, reputation, riches, etc. As I walked through the crowd, people didn't want to look at me, probably feeling embarrassed of their appearance. LIFE LESSON - We're really all the same. Status in this world may try to split us apart, but when we rip those things away, we'll all the same type of people in need of a Great God!

2). Extras

- Ministry of the Day: 2018 National Fine Arts Rules - Check out the fine art categories and their rules, available to participate in at our Nebraska Student Summit Jan 26,27th


NYM Photos of the Year
#147 - Creighton Group Volunteering at our Lexington Campgrounds in May

Friday, November 10, 2017

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Sesame Street Day
It is also the birthday of Mark Putnam (Children's Pastor in York, NE) and Josie DeMuth (Associate Pastor in Omaha, NE), a distinction they share with Martin Luther, the German monk, priest, and leader of the Protestant Reformation from 1483.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when German citizens began to bring the Berlin wall down in 1989.

1). Blog Entry: Leaders Profile - Mark Hoffman (Bday next Tue)



POSITION: Lead Pastor in Ewing, NE
HISTORY: Originally from Oklahoma
FAMILY: Married to April with several kids

2). Extras