Archive for January, 2008

Tonight – NEW SEASON of LOST

Posted: January 31, 2008 in Culture

Dear “Anyone Who is Within My Pastoral Purview & Responsibility

If you could happen to not schedule any major life issues that require pastoral attention between 8-10 p.m. tonight, it would be greatly appreciated.  It is for a very good reason! 🙂


Posted: January 31, 2008 in Uncategorized
  1. My time at Lindenwood Retreat Center was good.  Like everyone else, it was raining pretty good and in the fifties…thirty seconds later…freezing with snow.  I almost couldn’t get my car doors open to come home.
  2. Love the new carpet in the hallways.  With all the new paint smells, carpet glue smells, etc…I’m pretty much buzzing all the time.  I love my job.
  3. New series begins Sunday.  I can’t wait to tell the Living Stones Church story.  Bring a friend!  Seriously!!  You don’t want to miss the opening announcements either…trust me!
  4. Good-bye John Edwards; good-bye Rudy Giuliani
  5. I’m getting old…I don’t like Winter much anymore.
  6. My grandmother turned 82 yesterday.  She has a full-key pad cell phone for text messaging.  She is more technologically savvy and hip than anyone else in the family.  Seriously.
  7. Caleb shoved a small plastic frog half way up his nose yesterday and went around asking, “Has anyone seen my frog?”  We are having him genetically tested.
  8. Super Bowl on Sunday is anti-climatic.  All of my teams lost.  I’m rooting for the commercials.
  9. Speaking of commercials…has anyone seen the Centennial commercial where the couple is all “baby talking” with one another and in the end the sales rep joins in…I laugh out loud every time I see it.
  10. The first month of January 2008 is already over!!
  11. Hearing several stories of pastors disqualifying themselves from ministry.  I’ll post on that soon.
  12. Another post coming:  Leading a church “playing to win” versus “playing not to lose.”  Big difference.

New message series we begin this Sunday!!  I am very excited!!

Day Retreat

Posted: January 29, 2008 in Leadership, Living Stones Church, vision

After our staff meeting at noon, I’m headed out to the Lindenwood Retreat Center.  One of my goals for the year is to take a 24 hour block of time and go on retreat once a month.  I think clearer (and better) in those times.  I actually get a lot done – either by way of vision for church, prayer life, etc.

Sunday we talk about the Mission/Vision of the Living Stones Church.  The Lindenwood Retreat Center was very pivotal for me in those conversations with the Lord.  It will be good to enter those conversations, once again, in preparation for Sunday’s message.

New Carpet

Posted: January 29, 2008 in Living Stones Church

Even as we speak installers are putting in the church new carpet in the hallways and two offices!!!  VERY EXCITING!  If you ever noticed the old carpet you would note that it was nasty.  Due to our inside connections (thank you Randy Templeton) we were able to acquire a remnant carpet (meaning some other company that has more money than us had some left overs after their project) we were able to score some NEW carpet for CHEAP CHEAP!

Jesus is Cool But…

Posted: January 28, 2008 in Uncategorized

Worship Band

Posted: January 27, 2008 in Living Stones Church, worship

Can I say that our worship team/band is “off the chain” awesome?!?!

Seriously, that is one massive collection of talent on one little stage!  This morning…it was good…really good!!