Thursday, September 27, 2007

Long week.

This week has really seemed super long, but long in a good way. I feel like I haven’t stopped all week. I have had a lunch with someone everyday this week. I usually only have 1 maybe 2 per week for those of you who don't know or care. I love getting to have lunch with folks. It was great chatting about dating A, music with K, parents and girls with T and work with P. (I didn’t put names because there is no need to point fingers) I really just love getting to hang out with folks. So thanks guy for hanging out with me. hopefully you like to hang out with me as much as I do with you guys.

I have also loved getting to hang out with my boy. I work hard to make my schedule work so that I get to see him when he is up. This morning we went to the park. He enjoyed the slide. He honestly would prefer to just sit in the parking lot and play with gravel. This face just makes you smile.



And tomorrow is Friday morning chicken biscuits and then Camille and I celebrate our anniversary. Here is last Friday morning.



Have a good weekend.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

5 Years

my bride and i celebrated 5 years of marriage today, well i guess its yesterday now.
i couldn't be more in love. maybe thats cheesy to some but i got lucky. i really married my best friend.
here is a small list of my favorite things about my bride:
1) she makes me really laugh, like gut laugh.
2) she, for some reason, really believes in me
3) she is an incredibly selfless mom
4) she has this cute look when she thinks she said something funny. its this face that says "you know that was funny/cute" and that face is usually right.
5) she is very loyal
6) we dislike the same foods, maybe this is lame to some of you but when you are as picky as i can be, you can only dream of find someone that likes the same foods you do.
7) she loves college football.
8) she shows me the Gospel daily. i don't deserve her.

this is a picture my beautiful bride with our boy a few months ago.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I was reading and found this from Piper

"The frightening freedom of worship in the New Testament is a missionary mandate. We must not lock this gospel treasure in any cultural straitjacket. Rather let us find the place, the time, the dress, the forms, the music that kindles and carries a passion for the supremacy of God in all things. And may our communion with the living God be so real and the Spirit of God so powerfully present that the heart of what we do becomes the joy of all the peoples we are called to reach." -Piper

I love that he says "The heart of what we do" not that "we become the joy" or "our joy becomes the joy". It is the heart of what we do that becomes the joy of the people we reach. I just love that quote and because i have to much to do i can't write more. here is the link to the entire sermon:
Piper:Our High Priest is The Son of God Perfect Forever

Sunday, September 16, 2007

It’s been a long day.

So, this morning I got to the church at 8am. I know that’s not crazy early for some you guys, I am just saying that’s when my day started. Sound check started at 8:30 a.m and ended at 9:23 a.m. Prayer started at 9:30 and we started the prelude at 9:57 a.m. Churched ended at 11:45 a.m. which is late for us. I helped take down for 30 min and had to leave. Left church 12:15 p.m. I came home and fixed me a PB&J and left for Marietta 12:30 p.m. I arrived in Marietta at 2:10 and had a fast lunch with Jesse at MPC. And then I went to Keith’s installation/ordination at 3 p.m.

Keith part.
For those of yall that don't know, Keith has been a friend of mine sine 1997. We were college roommates and later became partners in ministry. I have written about many of my friends that have touched my life and I have kind of not done keith on purpose. Primarily because I knew how hard it would be to do.

Keith wasn’t just like the brother I never had, he was my brother. We did everything together. We would be on campus and one would see the other and we would yell “hey buddy” and the other one would yell back “hey buddo”. We were attached at the hip. We also found out that we both had a calling to full-time ministry, which united our friendship even more. We were brothers and at times we found ourselves fighting like brothers.

Tonight I want to say congrats to my friend. You have worked hard and I could not be more proud of you, my friend. We worked really hard at defending what we thought was right for the youth we worked with. We have been in many wars and I was very proud to fight them with you. I have missed the last year and half with you and I know it was stressful on you when I left. I am so glad you have finished seminary and have now jumped through your final hoops. Please know how proud I am of you and how honored I was to sit there today and watch you be knighted (that’s what it looked like when everyone prayed for you). I told Jesse “if his dad pulls out a sword it will be freaking awesome."
Anyway I am very proud.
End of Keith Part.

I left FPC at 4:20p.m. I had the absolutely worst hamstring cramp ever b4 I left. I almost fell on Anne gro when I hugged her because of the pain. I drove back home and arrived at home at 5:35 p.m. Saw my bride and my kind of sick boy. Got the dessert and left for community group at 5:55 pm. I left community group at 8:17 and now I am here writing. Its been a long day but a good one.

Final thought of the day:
I love my church, I love my old friends, I love my new friends and I am seeing more every day my deep deep need for Jesus.

Night.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My list

I will proof this tomorrow, because its later than i thought it was.

Well I felt inspired to write a list of things on my mind.
Ok it’s a rant/ramble whatever in the deuce you want to call it.

1) I really like the new shane and shane cd. I know I wrote about it earlier but I am really identifying with some of their lyrics.
2) I am going to be leading worship for FPC’s D-now in November. I will be taking some CC kids with me. It should be a blast. It will be great to be with some old friends. FPC folks get ready I am bringing the thunder with me. And thunder has names: Saunders, Laiche, Justmann, Slaten and BLUSTER. Get ready. Honestly I don’t even thing FPC folks even read this blog besides Jim.
3) The #1 thing I like about Athens/Watkinsville is my church. I know I am on staff their but if I were not I would attend there. I love it. I just hope whoever you are reading this that you love your church and actively serve it.
4) Camille and I got home from Community group the other night and considered shooting ourselves after watching CRAP!!! The VMA’s were on. I remember growing up loving the VMA’s. I remember Nirvana rocking the stage, Chili Peppers played with socks, I guess I could go on and on but I wont. Here is my point we are raising a generation of kid that doesn’t know what real music is. If you have a computer you can make beats and if you can talk you can make a CD. I just think its sad that there is very little good music on the radio or on TV. You have to look for good music.
5) I think we really could spend tons of $ on clothes for L, he grows so fast.
6) Part of me really wants an electric guitar. But I don’t tend to like cheap stuff and I can’t afford the guitars I would want.
7) For some reason I couldn’t sleep tonight.
8) I loved my morning with my boy. I really hope he will grow up and love Jesus and give his life away to other people.
9) We LOVED the office season 3. Favorite lines so far: Bears-Beats-Battle Star Galatica.

Here are some great Office highlights.

10) Loving College football!
11) I am not doing well in fantasy football. I really need to do better.
12) Ok I am out.
13) One last thing. I like turkey bacon.

Monday, September 10, 2007

DC has an Olsen

So here is my question: Why would david Crowder have an Olsen?

I have no clue. He plays Anderson guitars.
Olsen guitars for those of you who don't know are SICK.
Check them out here.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Deal of the Day

Ok so i don't normally do a Deal of the Day, but I am today.
The Deal of the Day is Shure ear buds. E2's. I have the E3's and love them and I really am considering buying these ear buds. they are $100 everywhere but here they are for $50. there is my deal of the day.Click HERE.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Thoughts


So I haven’t really blogged in a while with any substance, so to night I am going throw out what has been on my mind lately. I am sorry if these thoughts may not be clear, I just want to get them out and wont have time to reread this thing a few times. Oh and this might be long.

Well to start here is our conversation to night at dinner. This came from a video we watched this morning at church about how to start an abortion truck ministry. Ok that was a joke, only b-ham folks will get that. We did watch this video and C and I started to talk about taking our boy with us over seas. We started talking about the possibilities about him getting sick and what could happen. I got sick in Romania once and lost 10 lbs in 1 week. L looses 10 lbs and well it wouldn’t be pretty. So we start really talking about what we would do and how bad we would feel if he got sick and we could have helped it. Now please don’t say “well God has a plan and if he calls him home, it’s his time”. See I know that. I get that fact that God is in complete control but it’s hard to imagine loosing my sweet boy. BUT please hear this as well: if my son ever looses his life while he is giving it away, for the sake of the Gospel at age 10 or at 45 I will be OVERLY proud of my son. I want us to travel to other countries so L can know how blessed we are and how most of the world really lives. So, I have no closer to this thought because I kind of start to cry when thinking about all the options.


Next thought:
Tonight we watched Charlotte’s Web, one of the few books I read cover to cover in elementary school. Now before you guys try and castrate me, I want to say that there are lines in that movie that will castrate us all and really hit at the heart of the Gospel. We have been talking about Justice these past couple of weeks at church. One of the 1st lines in the movie something like “you can’t kill him its not fair or just”. So this little girl is fighting for a runt saying he didn’t choose to be a runt and that she would care for it. I am really struggling with this idea. I am struggling to care for those who can’t care for themselves. I really want my heart to change. I want to give more of my life away.

Next:
This morning I really enjoyed myself. I went to see the Shane’s last Sunday night and loved the show. Shane E sings some of the best harmonies. The thing that really made my morning so good, that stemmed from the concert, was the song that says “Awaken whats inside of me.
Tune my heart to all You are in me.
Even though you're here, God come.” I think sometimes I think God needs to give me more of him. And scripture says we have all of Jesus. This song was my prayer this morning; I prayed that God would awaken my heart to know all of him that is in me.

Next:
Robby “Red” Brown. This cat is one of my best friends in the world. He is one of the most loyal friends I have. If I called him right now and said I had to have him come here, he would be on the next plane from MO. I love this guy. Well, he is the Offensive Coordinator at a small school in MO. He spent time on the Georgia Tech football team, was a GA at Troy State and now is the OC at SBU. I couldn’t have been more proud of him before his boys even played a down. But this Thursday they played there 1st game and his offense put up 519 total yards and scored 40 pts. I am SO proud of my friend.

Next:
Couldn’t be more excited about college football being back.

Next:
The last thing I will say is that my boy is loving walking the yard with me while holding golf clubs.