Wednesday, July 27, 2005

What a morning...

This morning, I told a guy that works for me that I thought he was great. I talked to him and let him know. My heart was welling up so much with love that I had to let it out.

Then, I was in my office and a migraine aura came on. I got blind spots and blinking lights in my sight. The last time that happened a nasty migraine came on and I got sick. DK prayed for me and the eye problems went away. Now, I am fighting a small headache...ah God is great.

Thanks for healing me.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Friends, those who have left an imprint on my life...

I love you all.

We are blessing a few of our youth as they go and follow Him...

Allyson, you are an amazing young woman after His heart. Your love for Him is contagious. May He bless you on your endeavor.

Go as you feel led.

James, you bless me with your smiles and "happy-go-lucky-I-love-Jesus" attitude. Go to the OK corral and shoot 'em out for the Lord as you learn how to fly on your own.

Go as you feel led.

I love you guys deeply. May He guide your steps.

Friday, July 15, 2005

It's a beautiful thing...

I love it. I love the work. I love them.

Youth Ministry is the greatest. Where else do you get straight answers for hard to answer questions? Where else can you make a bigger impact on peoples' lives? Where else can you do goofy stuff and gain laughs? Where else do you make a fool of yourself so that others feel comfortable to do the same. Where else are there more tears shed on the altar? Where else?

PM: Thanks for the opportunity to serve God through ministering to the kids of Gilbert.
J&SM: Thanks for being straight to the point, on the edge, and crazy enough to invest everything you have.

OP: Thanks for loving me so much. You are a true brother...to the death, I say.

BS: thanks for letting God lead you as you lead us to His throne.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

One more reason why my wife is the coolest...

Last night, after a great night of hanging out and ministry to kids at Freestone Park, I was talking to AH on the phone since we drove separate to the park. She said, "PM is the luckiest guy in the world. He has a fun and easy job."

My heart sang that she finally sees what I see in the youth minsitry. I quickly agreed, mentioned that he has great leaders to back him up, and reminded her of the many "parent talks" Ben has had to defend himself in.

But wow...she sees it now.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Go as you feel led.

Yesterday, “ironically” enough, I had an epiphany. The thought came to me on the way to work “If you want to make your dreams happen, it’s up to you and God. You can’t let someone else control your dreams.”

Go as you feel led.

I can see God stirring the love of church planting, discipling, and missions within you.

Go as you feel led.

See that your wife and children catch the vision God has given you.

Go as you feel led.

Use the spirit-led heart God has given you and pursue His dreams.

Go as you feel led.

I will always be here to support you.

Go as you feel led.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

You know, I wrote a post a few months ago names "I hate Sundays".

Today, I'd like to proclaim that I hate holiday Mondays as well. Sure, I enjoy the time off of work, but I loathe the afternoon-evening before I go back to work. I had a great time of family and friends, father-in-law and fishing, ministry and parties...only to find myself resting to go back to work.

I don't know, I look at normal people and see that they don't mind going back to work on Monday...but I have a hard time. It's like family, friends, fishing, and ministry are what life is all about and working is something that wasn't in the original design. Like loving your wife and children instead of making the next deal was more important...like somehow as humans we have missed the point...

Jesus, help us keep our priorities straight. Amen.