Wednesday, January 03, 2018

It's been a while....

I have not posted in so long that it feels foreign to even post here. I feel like the visitor to this Dinosaur of a blog. I guess the internet has changed so much since I keep this active. We now record out thoughts 140 characters at a time! It's sad, sort of. It's sad only if you actually have something worthwhile to say, which from what I read on the web, most people do not. So, in a way, the brevity of most thoughts are a blessing! Today marks the new year, one more dropping of the ball. Lots of changes in my life and even more to come. When last I posted, we were expecting number 3. Now, we are expecting number 5! We are excited and this year holds lots of promise. I would love to write more but I feel like I am cheating on my personal journal. The fountain pen and paper is forever and somehow the web feels less than forever. I know, the web would never let this die and it will be stored forever but my books feel real, organic even. This feels... not warm or even human. Maybe I have seen too many sci-fi movies. This is so clean and the computer corrects all my mistakes. Even now I go back up to see all the corrections it was supposed to make. The coolest thing about this blog is that I know there is a world out there and this is a way to connect with people and when they read they feel what I am feeling. That makes me feel connected to something much bigger than me. I am reminded of the speech by the lady that that wasn't in the movie "V for Vendetta" that said even though I don't know you I love you and then she was killed for her lover being a woman. That was powerful and I'll never forget it, in the face of hate she loved who she never even knew. That is like Jesus in the Bible, before I even knew you I loved you... I am not sure when I will update this again. Until then be nice.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The humility of Jesus birth

I have a few minutes before I have to be somewhere so I wanted to write down what I have been thinking about today. Lynde is pregnant now, and I am reminded of my 3rd bundle of joy well on its way to my heart very soon. I can't help but relate to Mary and Joseph and the arrival of their precious bundle of "world saving, faith perfecting" joy! But what I can't relate to no matter how hard I try is laying Lynde down in a stall in a barn and saying "ok babe this is all we have, let's get ready to push!". My wife is a trooper, and I'm sure she would do it if she had to (Cause she is that much of a boss!). However, the humility of this situation is overwhelming and consuming me today. Jesus came into this world like a homeless man and left the same way. The way he lived was the way a true king should live...In humility. The poverty of this birth is also on my mind, but the funny thing is how folks brought him gifts... rare ones worth lots! The quietness is also striking! He slipped in, and the only one to notice was the Devil, his arch nemesis, and he evaded the evil insecure king very easily, because all of heaven was on his side! I love the story of this TRUE event that split time. Christmas will be here before we know it and it will just sadly fly by. Stars and light in the heavens still show the event when studied from a scientific view. I sit and think in wonder how God chose such a dependent helpless child as a blood sacrifice to redeem all of mankind. He came into this world with a flow of blood and water and left with blood and water that flowed from his body to complete what was required by the law established by his Father. I can't wrap my mind around it fully, I can only hope that my Heavenly Father appreciates the effort. Jesus, I just want to say thanks for coming like you did. I just hope I can learn from your perfectly humble example! Merry Christmas Jesus

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Moral Breakdown

We have lots of problems here in America. Of all the problems we have, none of them are worse than the breakdown of our moral backbone. I think this branches out from 2 main failures. 1.The church has failed to change people for the good on a large enough scale. it has become something you are a part of instead of the church becoming a part of us. 2. The family has eroded away to a shell of what it should be. Mad's are weak and mothers are too busy trying to be everything except Godly wives and mothers. We are broken, but there must be a way to reverse this trend towards total meltdown. There is a solution. It is the word of God, commonly referred to as the Bible. So complete is methods that it could restore America back to greatness in just one generation. It would fix the lack care, integrity, and work ethic, and general morality would be restored by applying the principles found in this most Holy book. God help us, Send us a King Josiah

Sunday, April 03, 2011

My Friends Church, Skyline

Setting in Skyline church this morning in their 11 AM service. Just watched Clay Davis lead worship.

My heart is warmed by their success. Clay did an great job. Nicole sang also and did an amazing job.

I could not help but get emotional watching them fulfilling the calling on their life. I know I am not suppose to be jealous however, I have a holy jealousy, I would love to do what they do again. I miss leading people into worship. I miss.....just fill in the blank.

Their pastor is a great guy and has done a lot for the kingdom of God here in CA. I thank God for him.

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Location:Father Junipero Serra Trail,San Diego,United States

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Familiarity breeds contempt.

I have some mixed feelings about this idiom. I am going to talk about this from at least 2 different perspectives.

1st perspective comes from the leader or superior Point of view. I learned this from my directors at college or from celebrity type pastors or evangelist. I have problems with this ideal.

2nd perspective must come from the subordinate point of view. I have a problem with this side of the coin also.

First of all, we must always look to our example for life and living...Jesus. He was the greatest leader, pastor and celebrity of his day, and our day also.

The view of the person considered the leader is " I must keep everyone at a distance because if they get to close they will not respect me". This is not entirely wrong, this is a learned behavior of most successful leaders. It is not good, but to some degree it is an unfortunate necessity to maintain proper perspective from the subordinate. This must be changed! Leaders do this because in most cases they must, because subordinates tend to forget how to respect and to view leaders. This brings me to the perspective of the subordinate. The subordinates have been trained to respect leaders that keep them at a distance because they don't know the leader. They don't know the leader because the leader knows that the subordinate "can't handle the truth" so the safe thing to do is keep them at a distance. This is a cycle, and a bad cycle at that.

Here is the best way to handle this problem. Leaders must get close, and have messy relationships with subordinates. Subordinates must understand that respect for leaders is something that is GIVEN. We must give respect because God has set this in order from the beginning of time. The best example of this is David in the bible. He was put in a position under a retard leader, a leader that tried to kill him and was insecure because David was already loved by the people and respected and chosen by God to be his successor. However, David paid him all the respect that he DESERVED as a leader, the king!! God blessed David because he never failed to maintain the proper perspective for his king.

So that is the answer. Leaders lead correctly and people will respect you, if they don't, it is Gods problem not yours. Subordinates respect correctly and if the leader does not deserve your respect, that is Gods problem not yours.

I will post again soon on how this pertains to worship, and the way we must approach the throne of God.

Thanks for reading and God bless you!!

Kris Barger

Please pass the salt

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Monday, March 07, 2011

This true quote says everything about bankers

“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money.” –
Sir Josiah Stamp, Director of the Bank of England (appointed 1928) and reputed to be the 2nd wealthiest man in England at that time.

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