Monday, September 17, 2007

OJ: Do you remember where you were? I was in the car with my friend Thomas. We were passing by food lion on Victory Blvd. We were listening to the chase on the radio. Keeping up with that little white bronco was quite the excitement.

OJ's latest criminal activity

OJ sold that white bronco, probably why he couldn't escape this time around. In worse news (for OJ)-Johnny Cochran is dead.

In other news: The german men's team beat the japan women's team today in world cup play.

Burden: I've blogged before about my burden and that I'm not supposed to carry this burden. The burden can be anything and can come upon me at any time. The wicked thing about the burden is that I don't see it coming and I don't feel it on me, until it's worn me down and made me tired. Sometimes I don't even know I'm carrying the burden, it's trickery keeps me from recognizing it and keeps me from taking it off.

Sort of like a backpack that I wear that someone is sneaking bricks in when I'm not looking or...maybe even when I am looking.

Heather and I took a walk on Saturday down at the boardwalk at the beach. We walked about 4 miles at exactly the turn around point we noticed a headwind. As we walked the wind got stronger but we finished the walk at the same pace we started. Sometime during that 4 mile walk I felt lighter and I felt more free. I felt God lift that backpack of bricks right off my back and remind me that it's not mine to carry. It's incredible what a conversation with my wife, Heather can do for me. God uses her to minister to me more than any other person on this earth.

So this week I start fresh, I'm reminded that burdens belong to God.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Wow: So check this out.

The lead pastor, Troy Gramling, at Flamingo Road Church is getting naked! No ... not that kind of naked, a new kind of naked. A nakedness that isn’t embarrassing; a nakedness that God would say is cool.
On 9-9 @ 9PM, Troy will be on a 24-hour webcam for five weeks in four locations: house, car, hotel, and office. Every day, all day, we will see his life in a fishbowl - the good, the bad, the great, the ugly. (not porn site!)

Grand Opening: Yesterday we had our grand opening. It was a celebration of the start of The Bridge and it marked our 6th month anniversary. We had a great turnout and I think we're sufficiently excited about what God has planned for us next.

It was a real treat for me that 5 of my high school friends made their way out. There's nothing more fulfill than that. It is definately one of the highlights of my ministry life so far. Probably because in high school I was so far from where God needed me to be and these people saw that. They saw me leading myself and others into stuff we should be messing with; like drugs and alcohol. But yesterday they got to see a man I'm proud to be. One that is used by God. I'm proud of that, not proud of myself but proud to be an instrument of God. Most of all they got to hear about the story of God and how he wants to intersect our lives with his and he wants to captivate us for him.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

What if?: So I was thinking today this thought. What if there are a certain number of "good days" alloted in the world every day. So we go around wishing everyone a good day but to tell you the truth I only want them to have a good day as long as I can have my good day first. So for today when anyone wished me a good day I said "thank you". I didn't want to say "thanks and you too" because of my previous thought of giving away my good day. So I just said "thank you" and they would give me a stare like I was a jerk!

What do you think?

Or my alternate theory says that in order to have a good day you should wish others a good day, but that sounds mysteriously like Karma which is against my religion...literally.

LDP '07: This Sunday we're starting Life Development Plan which is a 5 week series focused on the idea "Everyone ends up somewhere but few people end up somewhere on purpose". I'm excited about the series and the impact it will have on others.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

School: Nathan had his first day of 2 day a week preschool today. He was such a big boy. He was so excited about school on the drive to his school he kept school? then the next shool we passed he would say my school? Then we finally got to his school he was very excited. A few pictures.

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Inside: I need a place to post this so sorry for it being an inside joke.

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