Eric Tulga’s Blognation

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watch your back!

d40earlier today, i recieved a text, telling me that someone at church saw some pics of me on facebook, that needed to be discussed, my first thought was what? hahah really, cause i thought for a second and i know, that i havent done anything wrong, and then i began to second guess my self… but knowing that i didnt do anything wrong, i wondered what these pics were of….a couple of weeks ago i went to a very small oyster cook out, at a friends house, and everyone there was having a drink or so, A. everyone there was over 21 or 21, that was drinking… turns out, me not looking at my pictures hard enough noticed, a beer or so in the pics, also noticed these beers look like they are close to me, and maybe even looked like they could be mine, especially to someone that wasnt there…. my first thought was wow, even though i know i dont really need to clear this up, cause they werent mine, was crap what are the high school/middle schoolers going to think, for all they know im at a party gettin drunk, cause alot of the pics were of me jumping up and acting crazy like i always am…

but to a youth, who knows what they are thinking, then again to my small group whom, i talk about drinking and partying, how i say its in my past, what they must think i am a hipocrit i am..even though i wasnt being one, i am at a place in my life where its feels good to say no, or to be the only one at a party not drinking or a bar, i dont need to drink to have a good time, i dont need to drink to be socialable, i dont need a drink to be “cool”… but anyways

just being in ministry and especially wanting to pursue a career in youth ministry has been making think about more things, that i normally dont think about, like being in pictures with alcohol in it, and it not even be mine… where as a normal or whatever person would not think twice, i know now i have to, not because i live this secret life that nobody needs to know about, its that i dont want people to get the wrong idea of me, think that i am doing something i am not, like drinking…

ahh, today i was soo mad at myself, and was such a good life lesson, that the people god has called into ministry he has for a reason, and wants us to be extra careful about life situations, because we could be leading somone into the wrong path…. that always makes me alittle nervous about ministry, about leading people the wrong way or making think something i didnt mean… the more you know the more you will be judged says the bible, and the leaders will be judged more aswell…but that will never stop me, just motivate me to say and do the right thing, as much as i can!

ministry is tough, hard, obviously not as easy as some people think, a constant stretch on how you think you should live your life(ha), but in the end sooooooooo rewarding! how cool is it that God has placed you in a role to bring people closer to Christ???!!!!??? though being a volunteer at seacoast, i dont think i have ever been so stretched in my life, doing things i never thought i would a year ago, and will continue to go that way forever, aslong as I stay wanting to be radical for Christ, which I WILL!

so i thought i would share this, maybe to clear some stuff maybe in your hear about me, but mainly to express what i learned today…thank you for reading, comment if you want to!






December 23, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized



    Comment by Brian | December 24, 2008 | Reply

  2. i am so proud of the person you have become!
    not everyone can do ministry especially middle school
    i am so proud to say i am related to you
    you just need to keep strong, everyone knows you are the greatest person alive and if they dont, i do!

    Comment by tory | December 27, 2008 | Reply

  3. Eric. I thought this blog was awesome. i have run into similiar instinces in my past. but, Jesus hung out with the bars the people in the church didnt need him as much as the people “partying” so dont let anyone discourage you. you are an awesome example. also, people should not judge you until the ask you first. So keep on keeping on you are a awesome man of God and I have seen so much cahnge in you since i have known you 🙂 Kudos.

    Comment by ashley & Darrell | January 28, 2009 | Reply

  4. COMPLETELY AWESOME!!!!SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!!!!!!May-be it’s that you are so proud to follow the example of christ that you start to show people hey…like jesus says eveyone “speak to the lowly in position, talk to everyone” the old man on the street the beggar out back wanting a beer!!!!Than man that went to hell because he would give the beggar nothing cries out as well!!!!he says to jesus to tell everyone his pain!!!so that they might now know his lesson…the people who drink wine and beer go out and it’s not that we all do not know their lesson that we think they will tell!!!or if they truely do have an issue that they wish to discuse perhaps no friends to tell these people jesus comands us to actually talk to are they not there as messangers???Which one of us did god not make!!!!!How awesome is it to take pictures of Eric following the word of christ himself!!!!As for the beer cans, think of the honesty…they could be red cups….The middle schoolers where probally thinking hey did not god write that he prefers us sober???(the reason I don’t drink!!!) But it is not that goes into the mouth that defilith a man but that which precends from such!!!Eric thanks for summing that one up for us!!!!:-)

    Comment by JULIA!!!!! | February 24, 2009 | Reply

  5. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment(who would honestly believe that you would be downing all those beers and there would be none for the others?lol), in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you!!!!! Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body(no matter if you drink or do not drink), and each member belongs to all the others!!!!Jesus comes to us in disguise all the time!!!!!!Think about it!!!If you believe he has touched every life like he has (Rev) Then what’s stoping you from talking to the goth kids if they ask you a question or too, what’s stoping you from talking to those kids that break the law that only wish you would for their salvation’s sake??bottom line we all should be working together If god is the sheppard and we are all sheep and jesus is a lamb how long do you think it’s going to take for the whole herd to actually move someplace or get to the next valley???FOREVER if we don’t all work together!!!!Just be aware they say of wolves in sheeps clothing!!!!Eric and his friends are wise enough to know that underage drinking is illegal so at least in this situation the wolves couldn’t fit into the wool!!!

    Comment by JULIA!!!!! | February 24, 2009 | Reply

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