Monday, December 29, 2008
My daughter turned 3 and is going on 13
I accomplished my goal of reading 20 books (actually read 23)
We found out the good news that we are going to have another baby!
Had two great weeks of mission trips serving with college and high school students
Had one of my favorite vacations as a family so far
There are many other great things we experienced as a family and I had the opportunity to do as well. What about you? When you reflect back on your year, what do you remember?
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We will not be having our christmas party tonight due to the sickness I caught! We will do white elephant gifts and the ugly sweaters at the New Years Eve party at my house from 7-1.
Again the reason no party is because my house is like this video right now!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I believe I am a pretty happy person and very optimistic person, however, life is been pretty good to me. I wonder how I would respond to something so difficult. I would like to believe that my faith would be bigger than an obstacle in my way, but I am also honest enough to know it would be hard. I don't know what you situation is like or if you are facing difficult days ahead, but one thing I am learning from Randy Pausch is you can't always control what comes your way but you can control how you respond to what comes.
May you live life today to the fullest, no matter what you are facing.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
My question for you is...Who are you giving to this Christmas Season? Is it only those close to you? Those who you know are going to give something back to you? This sunday I will be talking about the "not so commercial" christmas. I would like to challenge you now to start thinking about who you can give to that really needs it. The one that may never know it was even from you!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Jedidiah's Hope Collection
Bead for Life
Free Set Bags
What if we would choose to make a difference with our actions. For every decision you and I make there is a price that is paid...what is yours?
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
“This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think - and thinking is anathema to religion.”
What do we do with this? Do we get angry and try and fight back, or do we use this as Paul would, to point to Christ? Do we tell people about the joy in our life that can only come from Christ and His redemption? Do we inform people that with Christ we have NO WORRIES in our life? How would you respond?
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
FROM THE BOOK: “Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been—even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn.” —Mark Batterson
In a pit was a pretty good book that challenged me to look at my life, specifically my problems or challenges and ask God what he is trying to do in me and through me in those situations. We often want to blame God or question him in our difficult circumstances instead of asking him what the purpose may be. If you are in the middle of it, I would challenge you to run at the problem, allowing God to do something great in your situation.
I am usually pretty positive about the books I read, but this one could have been only a few chapters long. I felt he kept saying the same thing over and over. Good book to read if you feel like you are "In a pit."
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Our local newspaper ran a front-page story not too long ago about a study revealing that one in five people in our city lives in poverty.
This is a book about those two numbers.
“It's a book about faith and fear,
wealth and war,
poverty, power, safety, terror,
Bibles, bombs, and homeland insecurity,
It's about empty empires and the truth that everybody's a priest, it's about oppression, occupation, and what happens when Christians support, animate and participate in the very things Jesus came to set people free from.
It's about what it means to be a part of the church of Jesus in a world where some people fly planes into buildings while others pick up groceries in Hummers.”
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
"The Catalyst Conference is the largest gathering of young leaders in the country, but it pains us to call it just a conference. Catalyst is more than just a three-day event - it’s a movement, a convergence, an experience where you find yourself fully immersed in learning, worship, and creativity. Catalyst brings people together - the influencers, the do-ers, the cultural architects, and the change agents who will reclaim our communities and culture for good."
I want to be a change agent! I want to help bring change to the people in my community who are hurting, hungry, and feeling hopeless. I pray that God messes me up this week and challenges me to be who He has called me to be...please pray for me.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Don't miss the 7th annual world's largest ice cream social at participating cold stones nationwide. They will be giving away free ice cream tonight from 5 pm to 8 pm with all donations going to the make a wish foundation. Free Ice Cream...Kenedee and I are there!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Here is a quick look at our mission trip to Nashville. We spent a week "Embracing" the city and the people of Nashville. Our desire was to see others more like Jesus sees them and to treat them with love and grace. It was a great mission trip and I look forward to "Embrace" 09!