Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What I'm Thankful For

I thank my God every time I remember you. Philippians 1:3

Name one thing you can thank God for this year that you couldn't thank Him for last year. Here are a few of my thoughts...

One thing we can be thankful for is the price of gas. Who would have thought we would ever see gas prices under $2 a gallon, let alone $1.57?!

Another thing I am thankful for is that the elections are over. That means no more political commercials! (at least for a while).

Also, I am thankful for the prospects of a new roof, courtesy of Hurricane Ike.

As I reflect over this past year, I am MOST thankful for where the "journey" has taken me - a deeper relationship with the Lord, birth of Journey Church, and the MANY new & deeper friendships I have with people like YOU!

A year ago we prayed that if God wanted us to plant a church that He would provide three things: a people, a place and provision. Now, a year later, He has provided all three! How thankful I am to just be a part of His plan and to obey His command to "go into all the world and make disciples." (Matthew 28:18)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dance like no one is watching.
Sing like no one is listening.
Love like you've never been hurt and
live like it's heaven on Earth."

A while back I was faced with a difficult decision that required taking a risk. A friend of mine understanding my "fears" gave me a wall plaque that said "dance like no one is watching." I shared it Sunday to illustrate how the Holy Spirit can transform us with his power to do what we wouldn't do on our own, Acts 2:13-41. Little though did I realize it is part of a larger quote. Does anyone know who said it? His picture is next to the saying. Now all I need is the courage to sign up for dancing classes! Yea right