Patience is a virtue. Ever heard that? I have. And I hate it. Mostly because I struggle with it. I was praying about patience in my life this morning and started thinking about this simple statement. Patience is a virtue. We all know what patience is. It is the capacity, habit, or act of.....
November 8th, 1970. A date that many of you weren't alive in. The rest of you probably don't remember it. It wasn't a special date. For most people. Unless you are named Tom Dempsey.....
Unfocused: I heard something yesterday that made me laugh. It was from a guy that was at a charity auction. There were a bunch of wealthy people there all bidding on these high dollar items to raise money for the kids at a hospital. These.....
I was up in Rockford Illinois last week. I lived there for a few years during high school and was brought up to speak to their youth group. I love going there. Always good to do ministry.....
If you don't know what has been going on with Chick-Fil-A in the last couple weeks, first crawl out from under your rock, second open a new window and google it....
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A couple weeks ago I forgot about that. I had about month worth of services fall through last minute. So I started rebooking in a different area of the country. That meant that we had to drive our bus across the country twice. Our bus gets about 5 mpg, so you do the math. It was a very expensive prospect, and we were nearly overdrawn on our bank account. It also meant booking about 12 services with only a month till they started. Thats REALLY hard to do. All that had me feeling like I was getting punched in the stomach over and over by the enemy. I thought about canceling some of our services out east so we didn't have to drive as far. But I always hate canceling a service.
I write this from a church parking lot near Philadelphia. I spoke 3 times Sunday at a church that I nearly canceled our services with. I was worried we wouldn't have the money to get out to Missouri for the next leg of our tour. Going into this weekend, I knew we needed to have a certain amount of money after our Sunday and tomorrows Wednesday night services to make it. The church on Sunday was incredible. If you live in Lancaster PA and are looking for a church, go check out Victory Church. They are incredible. They blessed us with more than double the amount we HAD to have to keep going on the tour. This was a church that I almost canceled our service with. It reminds me of the verse in Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 1:17-19 "Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them. Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.
God I am trying to learn, and I am doing better. Sorry for the doubt. Once again You came and showed You are not only faithful, but are MORE than faithful. I will try to keep remembering that even when the hard times come. Thanks for looking out. I am humbled.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
I have been on the road for a while now. God has been doing some awesome stuff. We have been through a ton of states already this year (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio so far).
We have had some cool stuff happen on the tour too. Yesterday was a crazy day. I got to go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with Jared and an old friend/youth pastor named Mark Pickering. So cool. While I was there we got to meet the former mayor of NYC Rudy Giuliani. So random and awesome.
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Sunday, May 2, 2010