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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

Well, it is time to unveil the SABBATICAL MAP! We will be leaving later this week and headed on a 3500+ mile trip to visit churches, see some family, and take in some of God’s most beautiful creations! I hope you will join us on the journey here at PastorKarl.com! DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE (UPDATED SINCE E-MAIL NOTICE!) Put in on your Frig, follow along, and PRAY for us! You can comment in the Kidologist Forum as well on Kidology.org

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Taking Over Culvers for the Last Time…

One of my favorite things to do is go out to eat with families after church (which you’ve seen on this blog) You may remember reading my joke about how I should get a discount for bringing so many families to a restaurant – well, either the owner of Culvers reads my blog, or the Lord moves the hearts of restaurant owners! Because at our last ‘Culvers’ after church gathering, the owner identified me as the ‘ring leader’ of this massive group, and asked the name of our ‘group’ – and next thing I know, I’ve got a BOX of 500 10% off VIP cards: Now I’m the guy to know around church. :) I passed these out to friends after church and then headed off to Culvers for my ‘last Sunday meal’ until after my sabbatical! Off to Culvers with my fan club. ;) (I didn’t forget Sara, she left church early for the wedding shower of my little bro’s fiance’, who are being married on May 27th, the finale’ of my sabbatical.)   Part of the gang, actually 56 people came for lunch! We took over the place!! (Manager said we ran them out of hot dog buns!)…

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My Last Sunday…

Well, hopefully not MY LAST Sunday (on earth), but today is my last Sunday at Village Church until the END OF MAY!!! I will be on sabbatical, traveling from Chicago to Ohio to Washington down the coast through Oregon and Northern California to San Fransico and ending up in Yosemite before flying home and then after Star Wars III will be off for one more trip to Michigan and concluding with a long anticipated trip to Cedar Point! I’m going to miss being ‘on the job’ but with my new Treo 600 I will be connected throughout and able to get my laptop online to post here. I will post here as much as possible, and will be looking forward to COMMENTS posted here so I know I’m actually missed!! While I am excited about the Adventures planned (some really cool plans are in the works) I am also finding that it is really hard to leave – and most of all – hard to leave the KIDS I get to see and enjoy every week at church. I may only get to see them for a few hours a week, but they are the BEST hours of the week!!…

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Hu is Leading China?

Bush: Condi! Nice to see you. What’s happening? Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of China. Bush: Great. Lay it on me. Condi:: Hu is the new leader of China. Bush: That’s what I want to know. Condi:: That’s what I’m telling you. Bush: That’s what I’m asking you. Who is the new leader of China? Condi:: Yes. Bush: I mean the fellow’s name. Condi:: Hu. Bush: The guy in China. Condi:: Hu. Bush: The new leader of China. Condi:: Hu. Bush: The Chinaman! Condi:: Hu is leading China. Bush: Now whaddya’ asking me for? Condi:: I’m telling you Hu is leading China. Bush: Well, I’m asking you. Who is leading China? Condi:: That’s the man’s name. Bush: That’s who’s name? Condi:: Yes. Bush: Will you or will you not tell me the name of the new leader of China? Condi:: Yes, sir. Bush: Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he was in the Middle East. Condi:: That’s correct. Bush: Then who is in China? Condi:: Yes, sir. Bush: Yassir is in China? Condi:: No, sir. Bush: Then who is? Condi:: Yes, sir. Bush: Yassir? Condi:: No, sir. Bush: Look, Condi. I need…

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