Dan Pezet
My Journal

The Point

I have been thinking about the word point lately. It has many uses: For Travellers: Point me in the right direction. For Concentrators: I am focused to a sharp point. For Ball Players: I scored a point! For Brokers: The DOW dropped 50 points. For Type A Personalities: That’s a pointed question. For Judges: Is that your point of view? For Mathematicians: Π (Pi) is 3 point 14. For Pastors: Many sermons have 3 points. For Military: I’ll take the rear, you take point. For Hunters: I have an eight-pointer mounted on the wall. For Editors: This post is in 12 point font. For Tweeters: Short and to the point. For People Reading This: What’s the point? The point of this post is to share with you one of my favorite

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My Journal

Daniel and Baseball

Daniel naturally excels at many things. Baseball is not one of them, and is one of the first things that he has really struggled with. It has been an interesting journey to see how he would deal with a new challenge…

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My Journal

Grumbling about Gumblar

Ugh. I’ve had a virus on my computer before, but I’ve never had one that spread to my websites! This one is nasty, indeed.

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Evidences of Spring

It’s spring… I think. I almost thought that it was spring last week. I mean, after all, the kids were out for spring break. I wore a short sleeved shirt at one point last weekend, and I even went fishing with Cindy’s grandfather.

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Seat Belt

My family and I always buckle up in the car. I hope you do, too. Check this video out:

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Care and Counseling

Love for the Dogs

When someone hurts us, we put up walls of self defense that keep us from getting close to anyone else. Seeing my son and my dog react to a stray dog in our yard reminds me of a time in my life when I learned that lesson first hand.

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My Week in Review

Here is my week in review, which included finishing the Will Graham Christian Life and Witness Course, a District meeting about leadership, and teaching a worship course for our lay speaking school.

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The Rear End

Cindy and Luke were rear-ended Sunday Night. 🙁 They are ok. Cindy’s neck is sore. It wasn’t very sore at first, but it is getting worse, so I am sending her to the doctor tomorrow. Luke shows no sign of injury, but we’re watching him close. He never seemed to notice that anything out of the ordinary was going. Oh, the joy of childlike innocence 🙂 I am very thankful that they are ok. The car has seen better days, though. There have been enough car accidents in my family and in our church lately that I did not need this reminder. But perhaps for others this can grant three important lessons: Express your love to family daily.  Drive carefully. Pray.  

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The Sermon/Bible Study Committee

This is my experience about sitting before the Sermon/Bible study committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry as the next step in the process of ordination in the United Methodist Church.

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The Doctrine Committee

    This post is part of a series telling about my experience with the Board of Ordained Ministry. Other posts in the series are listed in the yellow box at the end of this post.       This committee makes sure that you thoroughly understand United Methodist doctrine. This is where a good seminary education will come in handy. Out of all of the committees, this was the one that I was most scared of meeting. I was worried that they would quiz me on 3rd century bishops, or have me describe the differences between the theologies of some obscure theologians that I had not studied. My written responses to the doctrine questions that are posed by the Book of Discipline took almost 50 pages (double spaced). I aswered each question thoroughly, and

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Twitter Journal

08:19 Gave Cindy’s blog a facelift. She wanted a change for spring. She is ready for winter to be over! See it: www.simplycindyblog.com # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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Twitter Journal

08:19 Gave Cindy’s blog a facelift. She wanted a change for spring. She is ready for winter to be over! See it: www.simplycindyblog.com # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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Twitter Journal

07:23 Prayer thought: Everyone affected by the fires in Australia. # 07:26 I have Teaching Parish this morning. After that, I visit my friendly neighborhood accountant to do my taxes. # 20:08 Played too hard with the boys in the yard. I’m tired out and relaxing. Cindy and I are about to watch "How I Met Your Mother." # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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The Psychological Committee

This post is part of a series telling about my experience with the Board of Ordained Ministry and recounts my experience with the psychological committee.

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Twitter Journal

17:11 Sunday morning services went well. Have been taking it easy this afternnoon, and now trying to finish up an assignment for tomorrow. # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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Twitter Journal

09:19 Prayer Thought: Christian unity. # 09:26 We are about to make our monthly Sam’s run. It’s taking us a little longer than usual to get moving this morning. # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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Twitter Journal

08:11 Prayer thought: Those who look like they have it all together, but are really hurting inside. (which is all of us, to some extent) # Collected from my tweets and automatically posted by LoudTwitter.

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