Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Family Update

1. I have spent the last couple of days with the North Texas Youth Ministries Team on the Accelerate Tour. I had the honor of talking about Speed The Light.

2. Mady particpated in Kid's Fine Arts. Sasha helped her with her cooking task and I helped her with her pine car. She got great reviews from the evaluators on both. She also was in the Kid's Choir from our church. We were so proud of her.

3. Mady and I went to Jubilee Zoo in Shreveport last week for her school field trip. I then took her to the Boardwalk. We had a blast.

4. At Northside, we started a new Kid's Discipleship program. Kenzie is enjoying Rainbows. Mady started Junior Bible Quiz and is very excited about it.

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Texas Stadium Memories

#3 - Attending my first game in Texas Stadium...in December 1999. I got to see the 'boys square off against the New York Jets coached by the Tuna, Bill Parcells. The Cowboys lost on a field goal under two minutes. However, I don't remember much of the second half. I had a stomach virus that hit and I spent most of the second half in the bathroom puking my guts out. I left the stadium after the game was over and felt the urge to puke again. The port a potties had huge lines. So, I tried to go back into the stadium. The worker wouldn't let me back in. I just went past her. They called security. I told the security officer that he could either let me go to the bathroom or I was going to puke right there. He decided I was not a threat to anyone and let me vomit in peace.

#2 - In August of 2006, I got to go to a preseason game at Texas Stadium with Steven Love. We drove from OKC to see the game. It was a blast. It was the first time T.O. played as a Cowboy. The game ended in a 10-10 tie. I was able to sit through the whole game and not get sick.

#1 - My personal favorite memory is attending Carman's Concert at Texas Stadium. Really, I'm not a Carman fan. I went because the show was at Texas Stadium and I had never been to the Stadium. Plus, it was a free show. I remember sitting in the endzone area. The keyboard player came out by himself at one point to warm up the crowd. He began to sing the chorus of "O Come All Ye Faithful" that says "Oh come let us adore Him." As 70+ thousand people were worshipping God with that chorus, I was overwhelmed by the presence of God. I thought to myself that this has to be a taste of what heaven would be like. By far, it is my favorite Texas Stadium memory.

R.I.P. - Texas Stadium

Friday, April 2, 2010

My Good Friday Itunes Playlist

I'm sitting in my office overwhelmed by the love of my Savior. He took a beating for me. He allowed nails to be driven through his hands for me. He had a spear driven into his side for me. He wore a crown of thorns for me.

As I work today on this Good Friday preparing for tomorrow's Egg Hunt and Easter Sunday services, I decided to have a little Itunes expeiment. I did a search for the word "cross" and here's the songs that I will be listening to and the artist that did them.

"The Old Rugged Cross" by Bart Millard from Hymned
"Down At The Cross" by Bart Millard from Hymned Again
"Beneath the cross of Jesus" by Bryan Duncan from My Utmost for His Highest: Quiet Prayers
"At The Cross Medley" from the Chi Alpha Worship Experience Volume 1
"Mighty is the Power of the Cross" by Chris Tomlin from Arriving
"The Wonderful Cross" by Chris Tomlin from The Noise We Make
"Message of the Cross" by Delirious? from The Cutting Edge (1 of 2)
"Take up your cross" by Guardian from Sunday Best
"At The Cross" by Hillsong from Mighty to Save
"Lead me to teh Cross" by Hillsong United by All of the Above
"Marks of the Cross" by Petra from Wake-up Call
"This Cross" by The Shake from In this Chaos
"Carry My Cross" by Third Day from Wherever You Are

Happy Good Friday!