Monthly Archives: June 2010

How do we respond….

So this weekend I loved the set we played, not because the songs were cool, or the band sounded great, but because of the content. For myself I some times forget how powerful a song could be, just because out of repetition I may not take to heart what the words actually say… Prayers were prayed, trials endured, devotion was given through all of these songs, songs that reflect how frail and broken we actually are, but more so, songs about the Everlasting Greatness of our God. He, as the author of our lives looks down from heaven with compassion and grace, and offers His hand, and all we have to do is reach up and take it, receive it, believe it, and trust it. Just as a sign of trust during service yesterday I challenged all to lift up their hands to the heavens, this is not the only way we can worship, but it is one way we can allow ourselves to be fully exposed saying ” I trust in You Father “. In one of many examples in His word it says…

Psalms 63:

1 O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

Did you catch that in verse 4….did you really catch it? I love my GOD so much, today as you allow the day to come to an end this is my challenge to you. Find a quiet place, and begin to reflect on your day and the saving grace of our King, and try giving thanks with hands held high. I can guarantee for some this may seem or feel ridiculous, but then again is it about you, or Him?????

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So I have to throw this one in…..

I’d like to dedicate this one to all Fathers out there…First I’d like to thank my AWESOME wife for knocking it out of the park with an amazing dinner. I do not have any pictures but let me just set it up for you. After church we went home and had some lunch, and after lunch I was instructed to take a nap while Cristy took Jade and Destinie to there weekly adventures of Frisbee Football. 3 hours later I woke up to an incredible smell in the house that literally pulled me up off the couch. While I was sleeping in between picking up and dropping of those 2 girls Cristy¬†had made an army sized bowl of pasta salad, and created the most scrumdeliumptious burgers a man could ever taste, topped with Guacamole, Cheese, Bacon, and Chipotle Ranch Dressing…my mouth is watering right now as I type this…thank you baby you are “de besst”

So those of you that know me I am surrounded by girls, (outside of my 2 bonehead dogs) I am the only male in the house.!.!.! At times this can be pretty challenging, especially when I just want to act like a guy, and men you know what I mean. But for father’s day Jade pulled this card out for me, and it just renewed my soul.

I know your thinking oh how cute, how sweet

well…….wait for it….

Jade you never cease to amaze me…, I love you!!!

I love my family so much thank you guys(girls)

This next pick is for my dad…happy Fathers day dude here is little taste of something we caught while you and mom were down..

UMM GOOD nothing like cat-fish and some pasta salad with a 50 cent apple pie


Mr. Isaac Watts once wrote…

The Great God values not the service of men, if the heart be not in it: The Lord sees and judges the heart; He has no regard to outward forms of worship, if there is no inward adoration, if no devout afection be employed therein. It is therefore a matter of infinate importance, to have the whole heart engaged staedfastly for God. something to think about…