Thursday, November 27, 2008


Pretty simple post...What are you thankful for?  I will post later!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crisis Family Nursery

We have adopted a family from the Crisis Nursery for Christmas and will be buying them presents.  Follow this link to find out what we need.  You can either buy them something and bring it to the gathering or you can donate money.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Follow My Twitter

For about 8 months now I have been talking about twitter and how it would be popular in the next year, but nobody really believed me.  Well living in the midwest it takes a little longer for things to become popular and I believe it has finally reached the "show me state".  If you want to follow me and my twitter click here and set up an account.  If you don't know what twitter is or want more information, go here.  FOLLOW ME!

She is just like me

Last night I took Kenedee to her dance class and I loved every minute of it...however, she has a characteristic that is a lot like me (unfortunately).  There are only 4 kids in her ballet/tap class and one of those is a boy.  They do these things were they hop, skip, leap across the gym.  It immediately turned into a race between her and the boy.  She is so COMPETITIVE!  God is still pointing this out to me.  I grew up playing sports and always wanted to be the best...would work hard and practice all the time.  It is carrying over into my adult life (basketball, ping pong, youth pastor, etc) but I am allowing God to point it out to me and to help me in this area, nothing wrong with being the best I can be but I'm not allowing myself to find my significance in it.  I want her to always be her best and to be competitive but not to be so caught up in winning all the time.

However...I did find a little pride each time she beat the boy :)

Do you allow God to point out the things in your life that are not like Christ?  I am trying my hardest to become more like him each day and I hope you are as well.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Are you Kidding me #4? No seriously are you kidding me?

I couldn't stop laughing...I still can't stop laughing. Watch it all!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Activist: of choice

This past Wednesday in the gathering I continued in our series called Activist and talked about being an Activist: of Choice. I emphasized that we all make choices every day that affect the people around us and a lot of people we don't even know. The proverbs say, "He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses." I think we often choose to look away when we see things that bother us or we see them and we choose do nothing about them. An activist is about action! I encouraged them to think about how we spend our money and gave them a few organizations to check into. I am also challenging them to buy things this Christmas that have purpose or benefits someone. Here are a few of those organizations:

Jedidiah's Hope Collection
Tom's Shoes
World Vision
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?

Are you kidding me #3

I really don't like this is really funny to me! Feel free to write a caption.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sky Zone November 23

On November 23rd, we will be leaving from Trinity at 5 pm and going to the Skyzone in Chesterfield.  We will be returning back to Trinity around 7 pm.  You must print and fill out this form and bring it with you to be able to jump with us.  Also the cost is $15....unless you leave a comment on here and then it is only $10.  Don't miss this opportunity to spend some great time together.

Target Shopping Cart Delivery Epic Fail

Ooops! Wonder how he felt getting out of the truck...what is one of the dumbest mistakes you have ever made?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pandora Radio

Just found a cool new way to listen to music. Check it out! Click here to get to Pandora Radio

Monday, November 10, 2008

Going so fast!

I can't believe that my beautiful daughter will be 3 next tuesday.  It seems like only yesterday I was talking to her while she was in Heather's belly.  Tonight as I was laying in bed with her trying to get her to calm down and go to sleep she kept sticking her nose against mine and holding it there until one of us laughed...I have to say I long for those moments.  There is something special about a Dad and her little girl.  I am coming to the realization that the love I have for her is like no other love.  I love my wife with all of my heart...but it is a different kind of love for her, my daughter.  A love that must discipline and show her the right way.  A love that rescues her when she is scared or in a situation that she needs help getting out of.  A love that picks her up when she falls and gets hurt, kissing her and telling her it will all be ok.

Jesus says this in Matthew 7: 

If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn't think of such a thing. You're at least decent to your own children. So don't you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?

I'm often reminded, because of my relationship with Kenedee how much God the father really loves me.  I hope today you begin to understand just a little bit or maybe you are reminded just how much he loves you and cares for you.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Are you kidding me #2

"Actually I didn't have it locked!"

Poor guy but what a star...he just kept going.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Activist: of LOVE

We started a series tonight in the gathering called Activist.  We talked about being an activist of love.  I challenged our students to begin loving as God be bothered and to hurt by the things that bother and hurt God...and to fight for the things He fights for.  Each week I will look at something different and tonight I talked about the lack of clean water millions of people are faced with.  While we met tonight, it is estimated that 400 children died because of this problem.  So what do we do?  For me, I am going to only drink water for the next month and I am going to save the money I would normally spend at the coke machine, the gas station or at starbucks and give it to Blood: Water Mission.  They say not it only takes a $1 to bring clean water to a child.  One Dollar!!!!!!  I will choose to drink water so that others may live.  

Other organizations that do this are Wateraid and Living Water International.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

How do you feel about this?

So, how do you feel when you see this? The atheist posters are the idea of the British Humanist Association (BHA) and have been supported by prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins. Here is what Dawkins had to say about the campaign.

“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