Thursday, April 30, 2009

Who's afraid of the Swine-Flu?

Not this little girl! Umm ... Bacon!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Clarity sometimes comes with time

It's amazing how a little time helps clarify things. This past weekend I spoke at The Crossroads. I've been working on the message for about three weeks ... thinking about if for about four.

I made a mistake Saturday, overwriting a file that I had worked about 4 hours on, and needed for Sunday's message. So I thought.

After feeling like I wanted to throw up and having a little bit of an emotional breakdown (I cried in frustration ... at least I didn't yell or break anything!) I decided spending time with the family was in order. So for next several hours that's what I did. After dinner I calmly took about an hour/two and made the adjustments.

Granted, it wasn't what I planned for my message but ... after delivering it twice on Sunday, I see the purpose in it. I found a delivery style that worked for me, that I wouldn't have had I not - overwritten the file on Saturday.

Thought that was interesting ... looking back on it!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Catalyst West Coast Recap

OK, OK ... so I've been a little busy lately. I think my last post was somewhere around New Years. Anywho, for my three readers (and you know who you are) here's a bit of what I've experienced lately - For What It's Worth!

Most recently I attended Catalyst West Coast, with 5 other leaders from The Crossroads. It was an incredible two days of speakers - a great line up that included Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Perry Noble, Francis Chan and Hillsong United - a little like drinking from a fire hose.

I also got to meet and/or reacquaint myself to some really genuine people.

Here are a few personal takeaways:
• Life is uncertain but God isn't.
PEP - is a great program restoring people's lives and giving them hope.
• “What you applaud you encourage, but beware of what you celebrate.” - Ravi Zacharias ... What is society asking us to celebrate?
• “I want to be a backup quarterback for the Cleveland Browns!” - Erwin McManus Live your most heroic life. How am I living my most heroic life for Christ? He calls me to use my purpose for His.
• Withdrawal Weekly: Take your Sabbath – if we don’t we violate God’s order. Don’t call it day off – you’ll cheat on it. - from Rick Warren
• We (Catalyst Conference) also broke a Guinness Book of World Records for the largest Roshambo Game!

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