Friday, October 31, 2008

Family Fun Fest Recap

1. We estimate over 500 people were on campus throughout the night.

2. We gave away 320 Hot Dogs!

3. I want to thank all of our workers. Many people chipped in and help. There were over 90 of our regular attenders that were at the Fest. Many of those were working in different areas. Church Family, YOU DID AWESOME!!!! THANK YOU!!!

4. Alex is a 12 year old 7th grader who comes to the church periodically. He helped clean up instead of heading immediately to the after-fest concert for teens. Alex did awesome.

5. I would love to write everyone's name down that helped, but I'm sure I'd forget someone. Thank you so much. We couldn't have done it without you.

6. One of the highlights of the night was getting suprised by Sasha's parents and my Aunt and Uncle. Sasha's parents drove up from Kilgore to come to the Fun Fest. My Aunt and Uncle came down from Texarkana. They wanted to see the girls in their costumes.

7. About 30 students stuck around for the After-Fest Concert. I heard a little bit of our youth band and they sounded incredible.

8. I wanted to say a special thanks to Susie Staley. She entered in all the information and got the follow up mailout ready for stamps/labels. Pastor John also pitched in helping with the Follow Up.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


O.K., I'll blog about the Family Fun Fest later. We're still working on the follow up and then I'll type a blog. However, I have to say. I am feeling really disconnected right now. It's terrible. It's horrible. It's a no good, very bad day. Why, you ask? My cell phone decided that last night during the Family Fun Fest that it wanted to bite the dust. It is gone. I plug it in. No lights. It won't come on. So, If you try and call today, I will not answer. It's not that I don't want to chat or get your text. I can't. Plain and Simple.

I have to go to the Alltel store this afternoon. Hopefully, they can get it fixed or get me a new one without a lot of up front cost.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Here's the details!

Tonight in the Cornerstone Assembly of God parking lot from 6:00-8:00, we will host Family Fun Fest. There will be games, inflatables, FREE hot dogs, FREE popcorn and FREE cotton candy. Plus, your family can register to win a $100 Gift Card from Wal-mart. It's going to be a great night!

Don't miss it! :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Family Fun Fest is coming!

Next Wednesday Night, October 29th, we will be hosting Family Fun Fest at Cornerstone. It will start at 6:00 p.m and go until 8:00 p.m. We have inflatables, free food, giveaways, games and lots of candy.

I just checked the weather and it is supposed to be a great night.

Also, this year, we are adding a new element. At 8:15 p.m., a concert for teenagers will kick off. Broken Element, Rivers in the Desert (our youth band) and Zeropoint will be playing. So, if you know some teens, get them here for that event.

Here's what we need....

1. We need workers. We still have a few booths that need a friendly person to run them.

2. We need lots of candy. We are asking our church family to bring one bag of candy per member of your family.

3. We need lots of prayer.

Last year, this was a great event and I'm expecting great things again this year.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday Thoughts

O.K., I know it has been over a week since I last blogged. So, let's play catch up. :)

1. At the end of last week, I attended the North Texas Leadership Conference at Grace Outreach Center in Plano. This is a great conference. For $50, you get your registration, a meal catered by the head chef of Macaroni Grill and 7 books that the conference host recommends. Obviously, they are not making money on this. The conference was great. I took our Youth Pastor, John, with me.

2. Saturday, we went to the Pumpkin Patch in town. The girls had fun in inflatables. We also spent time picking up the yard, mowing, etc. I finished off the day by watching some of the Texas/Missouri game.

3. Sunday was flat out fantastic. It was the biggest attendance that we've had since I've been here at Cornerstone. We topped Easter Sunday of this year by 7 people. On top of that, it was Speed The Light Sunday. Our District Youth Director, Jon Catron, shared about Speed The Light. Sunday Night, we gave the youth the service. They led worship and then our Youth Pastor spoke on being extraordinary.

4. The only downer to Sunday was the Cowboys. Man, they have got to get it together and fast. The NFC East is tough and they could easily find themselves in last place.

5. Next week is our Family Fun Fest. I love this event. It is awesome to see the community come out. Today, we will have a mailout go out to over 240 individuals who came to last year's family fun fest, our Easter Egg Hunt or Kid's Crusade.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

State of the Cowboys

NOTE: I started writing this on Tuesday, but blogger wouldn't let me post it. So, these are my thoughts from a couple of days ago and I'll post an update at the bottom.

Alright, I must admit the last 48 hours as been tough as a fan of the Cowboys.

First, they get beat in OT by the Cardinals. I didn't get to see any of the games and I'm glad I didn't waste my time and DVR it. I did see the highlights or maybe I should say lowlights. The first time in NFL history a game has ended in OT on a blocked punt.

Now, comes the news yesterday.....Romo is out for at least 4 weeks with a broken pinkie on his throwing hand. I like Romo O.K., but I don't think this is the end of the world. When Brad Johnson took over for a injured Daunte Culpepper when he was with the Vikings a couple of years ago, the Vikes went 7-2 with Johnson at the healm. The offense will be alright.

WR Sam Hurd out......initially I was worried about receiver depth, but I'll address that later.

Punter Mat McBriar out for the year or out 6-8 weeks depending on what media outlet you watch.....Mat's a great punter, but that's a position that you can fill pretty easily.

RB Felix Jones out 2-4 weeks with a hamstring injury....this one will hurt. He's a good change of pace back and a good kick returner. I hope he is only out 2 weeks.

CB Adam Jones suspended indefinitely....I'm disappointed about this. One, with Terrance Newman out the Cowboys are horrifically thin in the secondary. Secondly, he was given a golden opportunity that many would love to have and he squandered it. Honestly, I hope the Cowboys cut their losses when the suspension is over. He's not reliable from the standpoint that you never know when he will get suspended. I'm a man of grace. I hope he does right and becomes a solid citizen. Right now, though, I hope that is for another team.

Now for the good news....well maybe...Roy Williams is now a Cowboy. Actually, the Cowboys have two Roy Williams. There's the Roy Williams who played for Oklahoma and has been a Cowboy since coming into the league and there's THE Roy Williams who played for Texas and has been a standout receiver for the Detroit Lions. I like the move, but wish we didn't give up so many draft picks for him.

Update: Crazy week for sure. The news came out today that Romo participated in practice and wants to play. In fact, ESPN stated tonight that Jerry caught a few passes from him and said he had good velocity on them. I'm optimistic for this weekend especially with the game being against the Rams.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mixed Up Monday

There are several thoughts racing through my mind today.

1. I am sick. Pastor John and I have been working on the floor in the fellowship hall for almost two weeks. I am give out. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, I need to go back in there and get busy now. I have burned the candle at both ends that I've made myself sick. We have to get the floor finished because we are having Wednesday Night meal this week and need the fellowship hall.

2. The Floor is looking good. Pastor John has really done an outstanding job. He has worked on it when I've had to go other places or prepare for Sunday messages. He is a God send to Cornerstone.

3. Great College Football Weekend! Baylor whips Iowa State and Texas beat OU. Anytime that OU gets beat by the 'horns, it is a great game. :)

4. Pro Football - Not a good weekend....Cowboys lose and then lose Romo for up to 4 weeks. I'm not really expecting much now. Look at how the Patriots have played without Brady.

5. We went to a Gaither Concert on Friday Night. It was a good show, but a LOOOOONG show. We didn't get in until after 1 am early Saturday Morning.

6. Yesterday, we had lunch at my grandparents in Texarkana. My aunt made a great spread. Ham, Pork Loin, Mac-n-cheese, great desserts, etc. We celebrated my Granddaddy's birthday. He turned 86 on Friday. We don't take forgranted these times because we didn't have them when we lived in OKC. It's great to be able to see everyone.......and the food is good too. :)

7. I won in both Fantasy Football Leagues this week. :) In one league, I beat my friend, Darrell, by 0.31 points.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pie in the Eye

O.K., I've had several ask me about who ended up winning the offering contest.

Well, the boys were ahead in the Kid's Crusade offering contest heading into last Wednesday night. Several people dropped checks into the girl's offering and that pushed the girls ahead by about $170.00. So, I got the pie in the face. The nice people who made the pie decided that they wanted to put mustard underneath the whipped cream and chocolate. :) It was nasty. :)
We also had an offering challenge. If we raised $600, then they got to make a human sundae on top of my head. So, they put more whipped cream, cold ice cream and chocolate sauce all on top of my head.

Before the night was over, they asked Sasha how much it would take for her to get a pie in the face. With a little prodding from me, she set the bar high at $150.00 and within 30 seconds the money came in.

Overall, we had a great Kid's Crusade. We had 24 kids make decisions for Christ on Wednesday Night. The best part was that we had 11 kids in Kid's church on Sunday that came as a result of the Kid's Crusade. We have started running our van on Sunday Mornings.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What you missed at Kid's Crusade

We have had a great time at Kid's Crusade. Tonight, either Sasha or myself, will get a pie in the face because of an offering contest. The boys are winning now by $32. So, Sasha will get the pie in the face unless the girls can make that amount up tonight.

So far, we have had 26 kids make decisions for Christ. It has been awesome. Darrell Wickert has done a great job ministering each night. Last night, we had a mini concert with R U 4 Real. My cousin, J.C., is a Kid's Pastor in Chandler, TX and is in the rap group. At the end of their set, we went "old school."