Archive for September, 2010

Ed Holstein is the Winner

Posted: September 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

Ed Holstein just posted the 5000th comment on Sam I Am.  As a prize, Ed will receive…

Craving the New Testament

Posted: September 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

This year I am reading through the Bible using my favorite online Bible program – (you should too).  They have a zillion different reading plans (this could be a slight exaggeration).

This year I decided to do the Chronological one.  It takes me chronologically through the Bible.  I have loved it.  I have really appreciated the intertwining of the books of history with its accompanying prophetic literature and Psalms.  It has been great.

Only one down side.  I finally finished the Old Testament today.  3/4 of the year is over and ALL of the readings have been from the Old Testament.  That will tell you the size and scope of the Old Testament.  Tomorrow I finally start the New Testament.  That’s good – because I’m craving it.

She Got the Job

Posted: September 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

Whose wife was hired for the permanent substitute position at Monroe Primary Center?  MY wife!!

Congratulations baby!!!!  You’re now a Monarch (and not just married to one) 🙂

Just a reminder (if you still need one) that THIS SUNDAY the Living Stones Church is canceling our three normal services (9:30, 11:30, & 5:30) to meet AT ONE TIME 11:00 a.m. to go serve the South Side of South Bend.

Just park in the lot, and then make your way to the front yard where we will all gather for just a song or two, pass a chicken bucket around for an offering (although I recommend doing it online here.  I LOVE the online giving.  So easy.), and then having some final instructions…and then taking off to serve!!

This is a first for us.  And I’m thrilled we are doing it.  I love the idea of hundreds of LivingStoners offering up worship to God by loving the neighborhood.  Anyone is welcome to join us so if you have friends or family that are interested – bring them along!

It isn’t necessary, but if you purchased a “I *heart* South Side” t-shirt – wear it on Sunday.

For a list of places to serve…check out this list here.  We even provided some service possibilities that will allow your children to help and participate as well.

SEE YOU SUNDAY @ 11:00 A.M.  It is going to be great!!!

I know this is THREE DAYS late.  And for some of my Sam I Am readers you may have been relieved Wednesday morning not seeing a blog post about Biggest Loser.

I watched it.  I didn’t post anything because I didn’t feel like it. 🙂  I was moved by the stories.  But I HATE when they show you three stories that are moving and then tell you that one isn’t going to make it.  Now, I know that this is Biggest Loser and in the end, all of the “eliminated” might show back up or get a chance to get on the show.  But it won’t be all of them.  I hate hearing a story, being moved by it, rooting for them, and then it’s over.  Then I just feel hacked off.  And it is hard to watch a show where you want to be excited for two, but then are hacked off because one got eliminated.  So I didn’t feel like it.  Anyone else watch the season premiere?  If so, anyone have any thoughts?

Good-Bye American Idol

Posted: September 24, 2010 in American Idol

It wasn’t for everyone.  But my family enjoyed watching it.  But now, I’m saying good-bye.  Good-bye American Idol.  I’m not speaking on behalf of my family, they may still choose to watch you.  But, I won’t be making the transition with you to the post-Simon years (if you get years).  Your star is fading.  I’m decluttering my TV list.  I may catch a YouTube clip if there is another “Pants on the Ground” phenomenon.  But otherwise…

LSC Growth Groups Fall 2010

Posted: September 24, 2010 in Living Stones Church

Growth Groups begin the first week of October (which is next week!!!  Can you believe that!?!?!)!  So this is the week to sign-up for growth groups!!!  If you haven’t done so yet, don’t delay.  Click here and to it now!!!

I announced months ago here (you should go read it again for her glowing resume) that we had hired Amy Osterhout as our part-time Children’s Minister.  Starting the first week of September –  Amy Osterhout, went FULL-TIME as our Children’s Minister.  Praise God!!!!

Very excited to announce that we (the Living Stones Church) have hired Greg Frohna to be our new Creative Arts Pastor.  Greg, his wife, Wendi, and their two children, Adam, and Etara will be joining the Living Stones Church on October 10th.  Greg has been a friend of mine for years.  He has served for the past four years as the Pastor of the Cornerstone Community Church in Granger (yes…we plundered Granger and brought it the South Side 🙂 …South Side joke.  You’d get it if you lived on the South Side).  Be praying for the Frohna’s in this time of transition.  Very excited.  Very excited!

Missed It By a Hair

Posted: September 21, 2010 in Schools, South Bend

If you live in South Bend you’ve probably already seen this on the news about the misspelling on the billboard about our “pubic” schools…oops…I mean “public.”

What is genius (and unintentional) is the amount of publicity this billboard generated.  Had they spelled it correctly, there is a good chance I would have never even heard of this.  Now, I know the website, and the group responsible.  Genius!!!  And so does everyone else on Facebook!!!

As a sidenote, I blame Burkhart for this.  It went up on an electronic billboard last Thursday and wasn’t fixed until Monday.  They have to approve all billboards.  They have people looking at all of these, and NO ONE noticed?!!?  Come on.  And because it is electronic, they can change it with greater ease than the old fashion non-digital boards.  Bad Burkhart.  Bad.