Thursday, January 18, 2018

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Pro-Life Day
It is also the birthday of actor Cary Grant from 1904.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when the Tagish Lake meteorite hit the earth in 2000.

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

2). Extras

- Song of the Day: TobyMac - I Just Need U

- Quote of the Day: 'Great customer service begins with serving your employees first and your customers second.' - Jon Gordon, Soup

Gerardo Macias, Youth Pastor in Grand Island, NE

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Cable Car Day
It is also the birthday of Debbie Lytle (Pastor's Wife in Milford, NE) and Andy Perez (Children's Pastor in Crete, NE), a distinction they share with Benjamin Franklin from 1706.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when the eruption of Mt Nyiragongo in the Congo occurred in 1992.

1). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner - Accountability
     One of the aspects of a healthy leader is someone who is accountable. This means that they allow themselves to be inspected and evaluated by someone or a group that they trust. Unfortunately, this characteristic is often lacking in leaders of this culture, and this is seen in the many leaders who are excused from key positions because of improprieties in their lives. As spiritual leaders, we all must guard ourselves from moral failure by pursuing an accountability relationship in our lives. We also should implement this practice in our professional lives, so that we can stay on task and not stray into areas that aren't helpful for our central mission. Here's some rules for being accountable with a leadership structure in a business setting, from Geno Wickman in his book, Rocket Fuel:

Rules of implementing Accountability charts 
1. You must look forward
2. You must let go of existing structures and be open minded
3. You must elevate yourself above the business for a big picture perspective

2). Extras

- Link of the Day: Life Expectancy Calendar

- Ministry of the Day: NYM Student Summit - Come join students and leaders from across Nebraska in Hastings later this month to grow in the gifts and talents that God has given us.

Winter Retreat Speaker last week - Troy Jones

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Religious Freedom Day
It is also the birthday of Chris Wadle (pastor in Omaha, NE), a distinction he shares with boxer Roy Jones Jr from 1969.
Finally, it is the anniversary of Brenda and Maynard McCarthy (Pastors in Oshkosh, NE), a distinction they share with the day when Phillip the 2nd became King of Spain in 1556.

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


2). Extras

- Quote of the Day: 'The goal in recalibrating your church is cultural alignment, not organizational agreement.' - Troy Jones, Recalibrate Your Church

- Movie of the Day: Star Wars Flash Mob


Monday, January 15, 2018

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Humanitarian Day
It is also the birthday of Ron Masten (pastor in Thedford, NE), Don Masten (NE LFTL Director in Holdrege, NE), Tara Chinn (Children's Leader in Crawford, NE) and Ruth Fisher (Girls MPact Leader in Bellevue, NE), a distinction they share with Martin Luther King Jr from 1929.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when a US Airways flight landed in the Hudson River in 2009.

1). Blog Entry: Life Lessons - Better Safe than Sorry
     Recently, while my family and I were traveling, we were on a flight arriving into Denver. On many similar flights, I've noticed more turbulence there, probably because of the mountainous terrain, and this was the same. But upon entry, I noticed that the plane seemed to turn it's nose back up as if ascending again. The caption came on and said that the wind was so strong he couldn't land, so he was going to try it again. This was bad news for us, mostly because my daughter and I get motion sick! Another try failed and the caption informed us that we were running out of fuel so we had to divert to Colorado Spring to land refuel before finally coming back to Denver. Once in CO Springs, the flight attendants were walking up and down the aisle, passing our sick bags as if they were peanuts! We finally landed in Denver 3 hours after our scheduled arrival time, and then started on our 5 hour drive home. I was a bit unhappy, but Kim was fine because we were safe. LIFE LESSON - Even if we are late, that's better than never arriving at all! Take your time and be safe, not sorry!

2). Extras

- Ministry of the Day: Recalibrate Group - The website for our Winter Retreat Speaker, Troy Jones

- Song of the Day: Matt Redman - Gracefully Broken

Praying over our Worship Pastor, Chris Schaaf, on Sunday

Friday, January 12, 2018

NYM Daily Post

Today is Fruitcake Toss Day
It is also the birthday of Janet Wilson (Associate Pastor and Pastor's Wife in Red Cloud), a distinction she shares with Joe Frazier, American boxer from 1944.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when Rocky Mountain National Park was formed by an act of U.S. Congress in 1915.

1). Blog Entry: Leaders Profile - Nick Van Winkle (Bday Saturday)



POSITION: Youth Leader in Chappell, NE
HISTORY: Attended UNK
FAMILY: Married to Julie with 2 kids

2). Extras


- Link of the Day: Jot Form - Online Form Builder


Thursday, January 11, 2018

NYM Daily Post

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
It is also the birthday of Alexander Hamilton Bday from 1755.
Finally, it is the anniversary of when the Grand Canyon National Monument was established in 1908.

1). Blog Entry: Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 20: Notes on Leadership

2). Extras

- Song of the Day: Plumb - God Help Me

- Quote of the Day: 'God allowed obscurities and ambiguities to be present in Scripture so that those who are intellectually proud might be humbled by the labor of interpretation.' - W.R.Brookman, Orange Proverbs and Purple Parables

Minister's Winter Retreat, Grand Island

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

NYM Daily Post

Today is League of Nations Day
It is also the birthday of Servando Perales' (Owner of Victory Boxing Club in Omaha, NE) and Heidi Menendez (Pastor's Wife in Columbus, NE) a distinction they share with famous homesteader Charles Ingalls from 1856.
Finally, it is the anniversary of Lamoin and Debbie Lytle (Pastors in Milford, NE), a distinction they share with the day when the Adventures of Tin-Tin was first published in 1929.

1). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner - Soft Church

We live in a society that is quickly turning more anti-Christian by the day. This doesn't mean the church should back down, or that God is turning away, but many churches may have assumed a defensive position. Rather than be culture changers, we sometimes hide from the culture and stay within the four walls of our churches. Why is it that some churches seem to fade from significance in their communities during such important times in our world? Here are some thoughts from Os Guinness in his book, Impossible People:

Reasons for a soft church today
- soft preaching
- rage for innovation
- lack of historical worship

2). Extras

- Link of the Day: Plaaan - Nice looking calendars for you to print

- Ministry of the Day: NE Student Summit - Special Announcement: We have a new speaker lined up to join us at our Student Summit later this month - JEFF GRENELL (Camp Speaker from 2016)!!!

Jeff Grenell - Leader of Ythology