Archive for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pastor’s Corner: Mark Scribner

November 24, 2009

You can imagine my excitement when I was handed the schedule for the “Pastor’s Corner” articles and I got the coveted holiday spot! Thanksgiving, only third to Easter and Christmas, and I got it! Now, what to write about? That’s right, things I am thankful for:

Personal- my wife (10 years next month!), Andy and Sophie (Psalm 127:3), godly parents (Prov. 22:6)

Community-  Grandpa’s Burger Box (Fatburger with cheese), Rodney and Charlie down at Himpel Lumber helping me engineer my crazy inventions for the church, Tonganoxie Mirror’s Twitter updates (especially the football ones during the cold away games), the Friday Flyer from the Chamber (that comes on Thursday), pizza buffet at Gambino’s, Carlisle's Coffee (nice cup of joe in the church café), how passionate my friends at the Catholic Church are about the sanctity of human life (Bill Lechler and crew)

Technology-  Facebook, Twitter, texting, high-speed internet, my Blackberry (the phone not the fruit), a copier that scans to PDF, allrecipes.com, GPS, DVR

Miscellaneous- high capacity water heaters, filtered water, Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant, a perfectly cooked steak, that I don’t have one of the jobs featured on “Dirty Jobs," a warm house, a fireplace that comes on at the flip of a switch (I was 12 before I knew my name wasn’t “Get Wood”), a garage to put all my “junk” in so I can park outside.

Spiritual-  (tough to fit in a few words) that I was born on this side of grace (Ephesians 2:8-9), Jesus died for my sins even though He knew I would be a sinner (Romans 5:8), accurate English Bible translations, a church family (Hebrews 10:25)

MOST IMPORTANT- God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16).

— Mark A. Scribner is associate pastor at West Haven Baptist Church.

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