Friday, November 23, 2007


Thanksgiving is not my favorite time of year however there is something to be said for nostalgia. I remember going to my grandmother’s house in Georgia and the times that were spent there. My grandfather was alive then, so were both of my uncles. My cousins would be there and it was a time that I couldn’t wait for, neither could I wait for Christmas time there either.

After our Thanksgiving meal everyone would usually lay around and nap, at least all of the grown-ups would anyway. I was usually off in my grandmother’s woods exploring or hunting with at least one of my cousins.

The morning after Thanksgiving, My dad, his brothers, my cousins, and I would all get up early and go hunting. After the hunt we would gather around my grandmother’s table and eat breakfast and tell deer stories/lies (whichever you prefer) and I remember looking at the men seated around that table and wanting to be just like them. Burly, strong, hunters, and well maybe not overweight, but definitely like them in most attributes. That’s how I remember Thanksgiving. It was only like that for one year that I can remember but I wish that’s how it always could be.

I hope your Thanksgiving has been one of memory and thankfulness. Ours was this year, and as long as I have my wife and son with me it will always be a fond memory.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Who's your man and Who's man are you? Discipling is not something that you wait to go to church to do. We call it discipleship training and all we do is show up for another bible lesson, listen to it, go home and forget about it. Where's the application? What are we doing in our daily walk that is equipping other people to become better disciples of Christ. We need to get off our lethargic, apathetic bums and start evangelizing and discipling like we've been commanded to do.
Why does discipleship have to be a program? Maybe Discipleship is just living your life like God wants you to and helping others along the way. Bro. Robby said it well last night. Witness is not a verb, its you. Discipling needs to be done with God's people( even the ones who don't know they are yet) and it starts with me.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sometimes, Everybody Needs a Pep Talk!

"Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am." - message remix


And it's 1,2,3 strikes your out at the OOOOLLLD BBAALLLLL GAMEEE! Well I can't say that I'm sorry to hear that old Bonds is gonna need a bond to get his butt outta jail. I am not the biggest baseball fan but I do believe if you cheat, that should be grounds for removal from the record books. with everything being said about this situation I went back and pulled his rookie card. Don't tell me by looking @ this photo that he hasn't juiced up. You decide. Nuff said.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Children's Church

Back in June the responsibility of children's church was shifted and given to me to organize. Which was fine with me. instead of teaching every Sunday I had a list of volunteers(God bless em) that rotated out every week and taught them. Yesterday was my turn on the list and I forget how enjoyable it is to teach the young ones. Their faces are vivid in my memory as I recall the facial expressions they give when they don't comprehend or when they do. Children are brutally honest as well. I believe anyone desiring to teach should start out with children, because of these reasons. It will require you to explain your teaching in a relative manner while capturing their interest. They'll also let you know when you're boorrinnggg.
Jesus said to enter the kingdom we must be like the little children. This thought comes to mind as I recall back to what it was like when I was in children's church and my mental state back then. It wasn't clouded with all the junk and preoccupations that are in my mind now. How good it is to know that we can focus on Him, forget about everything else, stop worrying, and just be like a little child towards Him.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lord's Day Morning

Today is the Day of the Lord and Everything we do is Coram Deo(Before the face of God)and that is truly a sobering thought. To know that there is a Heavenly Father that loves and accepts me, warts and all and smiles at me and has blessed me before I even knew Him. Praise be to God on this Lord's Day morning. I hope that you enjoy your day reflecting on all that He has done for you.