Saturday, November 29

Good by friends

˙poƃ ɹoɟ ƃuıʞɹoʍ sı ʎןןɐǝɹ ƃuıop ǝɹɐ sʎnƃ noʎ ʇɐɥʍ ˙pɹoן ǝɥʇ ƃuısıɐɹd puɐ ƃuıʎɐɹd dǝǝʞ 'ǝɯıʇ uɐǝɯ ǝɥʇ uı ˙uoos ʎɹǝʌ ʇsǝɹ pǝʌɹǝsǝp ןןǝʍ ǝɯos ʇǝƃ ןןɐ noʎ ʇɐɥʇ puɐ ןןǝʍ sǝoƃ dıɹʇ ɹnoʎ ɟo ʇsǝɹ ǝɥʇ ʎɐɹd ǝʍ ¡sʎnƃ noʎ ssıɯ ןןıʍ puɐ sn ɥʇıʍ ǝɹǝɥ sʎnƃ noʎ ƃuıʌɐɥ pǝʎoɾuǝ ʎןןɐǝɹ ǝʍ :pןɹoʍ ǝɥʇ ɟo ǝpıs ɹǝɥʇo ǝɥʇ uo spuǝıɹɟ punoɟ ʍǝu ʎɯ oʇ


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Friday, November 28

Coffee

I really don't need to comment on either of these videos....Whoops, I think I may have just commented on them by telling you that "I really don't need to comment on either of these videos"! My bad!!!



Thursday, November 27


Helloooooo all, Here is one of my new friends: John (Njuguna), Denzel (Ndegwa), Anthony (Karanja) . They are here staying with us. They are part of the Daraja Choir that are in town for a few days (check my wife's blog for more info).

Wednesday, November 26

Psalm 8:3-4

"When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?"

One of my youth (Shannon) sent this to me. A friend of hers claims to have taken it.

Click on the image and check out the cross in the middle. Way to cool.
I will never understand how anyone can walk out into nature and look around, see the glory & splendor and still deny God.
You may think you can explain evolution but try to explain beauty and its effect on us!

There is just something about the "good ol' songs"

I love the blues flair on this one!!!

I may have to check out more of this bands stuff. He is/was with Mercy Me but I like this style better.

Monday, November 24

1st Christmas gift of the year!


My do boy (aka Brad) went out and got Jason, Randy and me tickets to the Trans-Siberian Choir!
It was Saturday night and man, let me tell you... It ROCKED MY SOCKS. I have never seen anything like that before! Between the music and the lights/effects, I was in sensory overload.

I took a few videos with my phone before it melted from all the fire:
Turn down your volume!

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Remember when I used to post the numbers?

Yeah, me too. Sorry I honestly forgot that I do this.

So here is the update:
Attendance 11/23/08 was 160 and offering was $2560.15
A whoppi'n 12 first time guest and 10 second time guest!!!

Attendance 11/16/08 was 182 and offering was $5271.00
Attendance 11/09/08 was 174 and offering was $3190.12
Attendance 11/02/08 was 161 and offering was $6944.35
Attendance 10/26/08 was 161 and offering was $2149.94
Attendance 10/19/08 was 176 and offering was $3369.00
Attendance 10/12/08 was 152 and offering was $2447.66
Attendance 10/05/08 was 150 and offering was $5768.25
Attendance 09/28/08 was 162 and offering was $2661.00
Attendance 09/21/08 was 179 and offering was $3337.00
Attendance 09/14/08 was 153 and offering was $2211.00
Attendance 09/07/08 was 219 and offering was $5109.00
Attendance 08/24/08 was 238 and offering was $3008.50
Attendance 08/17/08 was 193 and offering was $4706.64
Attendance 08/10/08 was 154 and offering was $4122.61
Attendance 08/03/08 was 124 and offering was $7012.01

This was the last time I posted numbers
Attendance 07/27/08 was 129 and offering was $2463.19
Attendance 07/20/08 was 168 and offering was $3828.36
Attendance 07/13/08 was 150 and offering was $4663.00
Attendance 07/06/08 was 138 and offering was $3103.67
Attendance 06/29/08 was 121 and offering was $3155.00
Attendance 06/22/08 was 138 and offering was $5557.02
Attendance 06/15/08 was 110 and offering was $4973.00
Attendance 06/08/08 was 135 and offering was $2668.00
Attendance 06/01/08 was 136 and offering was $7428.00
Attendance 05/25/08 was 116 and offering was $1160.00
Attendance 05/18/08 was 138 and offering was $4825.35
Attendance 05/11/08 was 133 and offering was $1699.00
Attendance 05/04/08 was 180 and offering was $7937.00
Attendance 04/27/08 was 185 and offering was $4609.00
Attendance 04/20/08 was 172 and offering was $3695.56
Attendance 04/13/08 was 178 and offering was $3571.89
Attendance 04/06/08 was 190 and offering was $9273.88
Attendance 03/30/08 was 184 and offering was $3891.26
Attendance 03/23/08 was 210 and offering was $5219.00
Attendance 03/16/08 was 163 and offering was $3862.23
Attendance 03/09/08 was 140 and offering was $2694.31
Attendance 03/02/08 was 190 and offering was $7505.75
Attendance 02/24/08 was 199 and offering was $3223.10
Attendance 02/17/08 was 182 and offering was $3452.76
Attendance 02/10/08 was 205 and offering was $2702.00
Attendance 02/03/08 was 190 and offering was $7186.00
Attendance 01/28/08 was 163 and offering was $5461.50
Attendance 01/20/08 was 160 and offering was $2110.88
Attendance 01/13/08 was 206 and offering was $2229.00
Attendance 01/06/08 was 162 and offering was $4096.69
Attendance 12/30/07 was 156 and offering was $5610.70
Attendance 12/23/07 was 145 and offering was $3553.00
Attendance 12/16/07 was 132 and offering was $3213.00
Attendance 12/09/07 was 166 and offering was $3522.00
Attendance 12/02/07 was 153 and offering was $3879.00
Attendance 11/25/07 was 124 and offering was $1215.00

Quote of the week:

I have been listening to a few of Greenville's local church podcast and this statement rocked me:

"The big difference between us and God is that God doesn't think he is us"
Wow, so true, how often do we try to take control of what is rightfully Gods? Let's let God be the "I Am".
not the "I was" or the "I may" or the "I will someday".

Monday, November 17

Good Sunday at work

The music sounded great, We had a good amount of people come out to hear about God and what he wants from us. We rocked Children's church (which we call the ROCK!) and youth group (Crosslink) was shocking. At youth we split them up into groups to do a little discussion. We did this a few years back but it has been awhile.

So the wrap up of a crazy week was good and felt refreshing. Sometimes I feel guilty being paid to do this stuff!

Oh yeah, this week I am taking TWO sabbaths!!!!

Sunday, November 16

Violent Pastor

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ok the one in the red headgear is Pastor Jason. I was thinking that he needs prayer but the video below showes that Romans 12:19 still holds true:


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so in short: you should not pick on people, especially not Joey!

Tuesday, November 11

Heading of to staff meeting with a chicken biscuit!

Well the biscuit isn't going to actually be in the meeting, but it will be in MY BELLY.
We are meeting at 7am so if you are an early-bird blog reader please give a little prayer for us Discovery Church.

Wednesday, November 5

Stuff I miss from Tampa!

OK, we have been here for awhile (in NC) now and this is home, BUT I have been missing some of our old stompin' grounds from back in Fl. We have our new favorites here but nothing can replace your first love. So here are some of the things we miss from back home:

Sure NC knows how to do BBQ but Sonnys has all you can eat!!!!!!!


Imagine a grocery store that is clean, modern, great deli and EVERYONE gets the same low price without having to be a "member" and cary bulky cards on your keychain.....Thats Publix (rumor has it they are headed north!!!


Ihop is good and waffle house is.... well, it just "is", but If you haven't been to a Village Inn for breakfast, you haven't ever had breakfast! And for people who don't cook allot, it was the #1 stop for "bring a dessert". These people are pie masters!!!! UMMMM French Silk Pie!!!!!!! I'll be back in 22 hours!


So those are my Fl stops to make on the next trip down there. If you are out traveling and see one of these places, stop in and see what I am talking about.

Tuesday, November 4

in honor of Davey!





We had our annual PARTnership party this Saturday night and Sheila went in true Discovery Church Fashion!!! RAINBOW Sandals! When we moved up here, everyone and I do mean everyone was wearing these $50 flip flops!!! Even in the cold. So when we were thinking of a costume that would be right at home here at Discovery, nothing else would do.
So for the party we both wore Rainbows

I love our church!

And not just because they pay me!!!
I love the fact that we are portable. We don't own a building. We rent a local Boys and Girls club and "convert" it to a church every week. This weeks setup looked so good that I thought I would post a picture of it:


when we first walked into this building to see if it was doable, we had serious doubts! But persistence and a great big God, makes it a place to love and worship Him.

It takes about 12+ people just under 3 hours to set it all up every week. It is hard work but good fellowship. Stop by some Saturday night and throw some curtains around with us!!!

Monday, November 3

Wow, That was a crazy busy, fun weekend... I need a nap!

K, So Discovery church had our PARTnership dinner Saturday Night (pictures coming soon). It was a costume party with a 70's theme. We had Bar-b-cuties cater it and we had a blast. Thanks to all the people who have committed to this church and to God. Before that we had a get together at a friends house (Derek & Amy) on Friday (yeap, another costume party). Then comes Sunday, game day: we had church (duhh) then we had Financial Peace then Sheila and the teens girls are doing a study on purity and finally we had youth group. Oh yeah, youth group was a costume party also!
So a long story short is: we have been running wild around here and dressing up doing it all!

Over all it was a great weekend!
We started our 1st of 5 sermons on Cabbage and you gotta check it out! Children's church was different and fun and the youth have accepted a good challenge this week to read 1 John