Thursday, October 22, 2009

Trusting God

Last night, we had an incredible service. J.P., Jocelyn, CheyAnne, Chase and Seth did a stellar job leading us into worship. At the end of the worship set, I felt like I was supposed to ask one of the students to share about what she is trusting God for right now. She shared for several minutes on the trials that her family has been going through and how she has trusted God. She went on to tell about the joy that she has in the midst of the trials.

I spoke asking the question "Do we trust God?" Do we trust God for direction, provision, salvation, etc.? At the close of the service, we had one student commit his life to Christ. I loved seeing our team praying with kids in the altar.

God is cool....I'm glad I get to come along on his journey. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Conference Highlights

Last week, I attended Gerald Brook's North Texas Leadership Conference. This is a great conference that is inexpensive and gives you a ton of resources. You can get information about next year's conference at

Top 3 Takeaways

In the 1950s and 60s, Pastors only need 6 skills to do their jobs.
Today, Pastors need 27 different skills to do their jobs.

"If your stage time exceeds your prayer time, then you will become a problem some time." - Gerald Brooks

"Patience with God is called faith. Patience with people is called love. Impatience is arrogance." - Dale Bronner

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

So, who would you want more than Romo?

I had a conversation with a friend today about the Dallas Cowboys. The thought we discussed was "Who would you want more than Romo?"

There are only a handful of quarterbacks in the league that I would want starting over Romo right now....not necessarily in this order.

1. Peyton Manning
2. Tom Brady
3. Drew Brees
4. Eli Manning
5. Philip Rivers

Other guys like Ben Roethlisberger and Jay Cutler deserve a mention...Carson Palmer maybe....the fact is that I cannot name 10 QBs that I would rather have starting for the Cowboys.

I guess this puts things in perspective.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Life is Good

I'm reading Philippians this week for my devotional time. Perspective and Attitude are an amazing combination. Paul makes a powerful statement in the following scripture.

Philippians 4:12 (NIV) "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."

No matter what is happening in life, we can be content. For me, right now life is good. I am in a situation where my family is healthy and we have everything we need.

When life is difficult, we can still be content. It's all about having the right attitude and the proper persepective. Paul had the right attitude....he was content in all situations. He had the proper perspective.

Philippians 1:21-25 (NIV) "21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith."

He knew why he was here and what God had called him to do.

How content are you?