Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Christmas Season Highlights so far...

1. Worship Team Christmas Party - lots of fun and laughter.

2. Board and Staff Christmas Party at Osaka- good food, Pee Pee man and great friends

3. Watching the girls sing at church and school functions

4. 180 Christmas Fiesta - Santa Claus wearing a sombrero, spicy food, $300 for Speed The Light and More laughter

5. Putting a Barbie Doll House Together while watching Star Wars and listening to my Dad talk about payback. Lol

6. Shopping with my wife for the girls

7. Student Ministries Team Party - awesome Italian food, Sha Dee Dee's present, Grams in a Cowboys Santa Hat and more laughter

8. Continuing the Posey Family Tradition of reading the real Christmas story at my Grandaddy and Granny's house

9. Dream Team Awards Banquet - so proud of the people who make Northside happen

10. Butcher shop pie at Sasha's grandfather's house

11. Watching the girls open their presents

12. Being with my wife and girls

Blessings to you all,
Rusty, Sasha, Madelyn and Mackenzie

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Mark Batterson has written a wonderful new book entitled Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity. In the opening chapter, Mark states "...before confronting what's wrong with our culture, we need to be humble enough, honest enough and courageous enough to repent of what's wrong with us."

Batterson challenges the reader to return to the primal element of Christianity. He believes our most basic problem or primal problem is that we are not great at the great Commandment to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.

Mark examines each one of those elements in this amazing book. I found it to be a very engaging read. He states that his "aim in this book to take you new places intellectually and spiritually so tha tyou discover new ways of loving God." Batterson's knowledge of the human mind coupled with his knowledge of the word of God accomplishes that goal. I was challenged to grow deeper in my love for God, but also given the practical tools in how to achieve that goal.

I challenge you to make this the first book that you personally read in 2010. For Pastors and Leaders, this would be an excellent book for a message series or discipleship class.

Primal releases in stores today. You can purchase a copy by clicking here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Free Stuff This Christmas

I want to give you some free stuff....well, I personally am not giving it to you. However, i am telling you where to go get it. :)

1. John Elefante has made available a free Christmas track of "O Come All Ye Faithful." Click here to get the track or go to

2. I gave you a track by my favorite singer. Now, here's an entire album plus a special bonus cut by one of my favorite bands, Guardian. This is their album, Miracle Mile, plus a bonus cut. Click here to download Miracle Mile for free. This is limited to only 100 downloads per day. So, if you don't get it today, try again tomorrow.

3. I ran across this for you American Idol fans yesterday on Itunes. David Archuleta singing "Joy to the World." Click here to download this single for free THIS WEEK ONLY!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Update

1. Sasha and I had a blast leading the X-treme Kids Team yesterday. We are giving our awesome Kid's director, Shauna, the month of December to recharge for the new year. I have to admit that I was a little winded after the motion songs. It was fun though. :)

2. We had lunch with the staff and one of the great couples of our church yesterday. I love hanging out with them.

3. As of today, I've dropped 11 pounds since dropping Caffiene and watching what I eat. :) Now, if I can continue it through all the Christmas Parties we have over the next two weeks.

4. Cowboys lost yesterday....not suprising. It is December right. I am disappointed that we jumped to a 10 point lead only to give it up.

5. Longhorns playing for the National Championship is sweet! Now, if I can make it through the next month listening to all the SEC elitist and their boasting. LOL

6. Read 1 Peter today in my devotional. I think all husbands need to hear this scripture. 1 Peter 3:7 (NLT) "In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered." I don't want my prayers to be, I'm gonig to treat my wife right. :)....and because she's awesome and I love her.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


No, I'm not hacked. I was hacked. Sorry to anyone who read the twitter updates on the side of the blog. Apparently, someone hacked the site and put a bunch of trash up there. I'll put it back up when I can figure out why that happened.