Monday, March 26, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
"He's not going to back away from the fact that he's a Christian. He's going to let that shine through in what he does."
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
"As for our muscles, if all 600 pulled together in one direction, we would be able to lift around 25 tons of weight."
This sentence really spoke to me as being a member of a team. If each team member is striving for the same goal, then imagine how strong that team would be. When members are moving toward another direction or agenda, the team is weak and there is no power.
Unity is so vital for a team to thrive as we have learned in our last series at TrueNorth Church. Think about the teams you are involved in. Do you help implement the vision...or are you the weakest link?
Friday, March 16, 2007
1. I was served. The volunteers were awesome! I wanted for nothing. Except Benadryl. I was not prepared for the pollen attack I got when the vent in our rental van started blowing pollen in my face during our two hour drive to Anderson. So my friend and I went searching for Benadryl. A NewSpring volunteer gave me a children’s dose out of her own purse and another volunteer went to the store and bought me a whole box! Thank you!
2. Buzzword of the breakout sessions: EMPOWER
3. Main point: The leader (pastor) owns the vision. Perry spoke of how squirrels like to dart in front of us while we are driving, causing us to steer away from our path. Such is the case when a leader is on the path toward the vision God has given them. Those who are in the way are run over like a squirrel.
4. This has been bugging me. What did that random guy toward the end of the second session put in Perry's hand? Was it money? A tip? I felt bad for Perry, because it was just plain awkward.
NewSpring had nothing to gain by putting on this conference. They sure couldn’t have made any money because the fee was almost free. It was just pure ministry to church pastors and leaders who needed a shot in the arm.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
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Saturday, March 10, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
I got to thinking of old Bon Jovi songs that could go country and this is what I came up with. My apologies to Jon and Richie and to my 80's friends who are still infatuated with them:
New Title....Old Title
She's Gittin' Outta Here......Runaway
That Stuff's Nasty!.....Bad Medicine
Love is a Four Letter Word......You Give Love a Bad Name
Talkin' to God and Hopin' He's Not Takin' a Break.....Livin' on a Prayer
I ain't goin' nowhar.....I'll Be There for You
Y'all come back now, ya hear?.....Have a Nice Day
Rottin' in Hell.....Living in Sin
Wanted Dead or Alive......Wanted Dead or Alive (Kacie says it's already country)
Monday, March 05, 2007
Because anything else would be just plain boring. And God isn't boring!
Friday, March 02, 2007
So I did.
At times like that, when you know there is absolutely nothing you can do to change a situation, you go to the One who can. All I could do to protect our kids was pray like crazy. It gave me comfort and peace.
Then the electricity came back on.