Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Keep doing what your doing

Why do I do what I do? The answer is simple.....Changed Lives

Through the social network of Facebook, I have been able to reconnect with many people that were either in the youth groups or churches where I have been on staff in the past.

I recently received this message from one of those people.

"I want to thank you for all you taught me as a teen... God used you to feed and water the seed he had planted. I never lost those truths ... the experiences in youth at a time when my home was full of drugs and I spent many nights hiding in the closet from crack heads.the youth group was my safe place. My link to hope..... I have ran from God many times, but the truth of his unconditional love has always brought me back. Much of that truth I learned through the time I spent in youth....anyway... I just wanted you to know that your obedience to the Lord ...welll... it probably saved my life.... I didn't think I would live to be 18... I turned 18 at Southwestern.... Thanks. Keep doing what your doing."

So, I'll continue to stay focus on my life's mission. I'll keep doing what I'm doing.....helping people connect to God.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Over the past few days, I have laughed at the number of people that are complaining about the Time Change. It happens twice a year. Personally, I like having more daylight time in the evening to go outside and play with the girls, cookout, do yarkwork, etc. I know that it takes some getting used to, but to me the benefit outweighs the initial frustration.

Just so you know, I'm not immune to resisting change. This week, the Newsboys announced that Michael Tait of DC Talk fame would be replacing Peter Furler as the Lead Singer of the Newsboys. Furler would still sing on the studio albums, but Tait will be the touring vocalist. Now, I like Michael Tait. I'm a huge DC Talk fan. However, I personally think an American singing lead in the Newsboys destroys the Aussie Mystique that they have been known for. To me, it's the beginning of the end for the Newsboys. (Note: See Petra as an example....when Bob Hartman quit touring, then Petra's days were numbered)

The point is...we all resist change. We do not like change. Abraham had to change locations. Noah had to change his accomadations (and build it too). Paul had to change his beliefs and his name. The list could go on and on. God requires us to change. Romans 12:2 tells us that we will be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Transformation is change.

What is God asking you to change?

Thursday, March 5, 2009


1. Kenzie has been sick most of the week. Then, Tuesday Night, I came down with a stomach virus. So, I haven't had much of a chance to blog. In fact, yesterday, I stayed in bed all day.

2. I really appreciate the ladies that brought food for our family last night. They heard that Kenzie and I were sick. So, they loaded up some of the food from the Wednesday Night Meal and brought it to us. It really meant a lot to us. Thank you so much Tammy and Maurine.

3. I woke up this morning to non-stop ESPN coverage of Terrell Eldorado Owens departure from the Dallas Cowboys. To me, this means that there are no more excuses. It's time to win and win it all. If Dallas was a favorite last year entering the season with TO and without Roy Williams, then they should be a favorite entering the season this year. Nothing less than a playoff win is deemed a failure. I'm looking forward to Football Season.

4. I'm gearing up for Sunday. Last week was awesome. This week, we are looking at the Helmet of Salvation. I can't wait. :)

5. Well, after many months of me trying to convince Sasha she needed to get on Facebook, she finally caved in and signed up for an account. You can check out her profile here.