set list 06/01/08

Lost is over now.  I am sad.  I now will have to wait until January 08 to see a new episode.  Oh well, that is life.  

Ok, here is the set list for Sunday: 
Song of hope (Robbie Seay Band)
For who you are (Hillsong)
Amazing Grace my chains are gone (Tomlin)
Glorious One (Fee) 

I would write explanations for each, but I am worn out.  I have to get up at 6:30 in the morning (I hate mornings) to get ready for seminary.  I am thoroughly enjoying it but I hate mornings still.  

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poker & movie

news – this Friday night is poker night here in the Fork.  I love these times because it brings a lot of guys together and it gives us all a chance to hang out and just eat some chips and just get away from life to play a game.  

next Friday – we are having a drive-in movie.  It is going to be sweet.  It will be a great time for families to come and hang out and watch a movie.  There will even be a party for the kids to enjoy.  

it’s greek to me

I am in summer school right now.  Nerdy, I know but I am loving it so far.  It is cool to be getting a new perspective on God’s word.

As I am learning greek, it feels as if I am reading it for the first time.  It feels as if I am like a child who is just learning to read.  It makes me feel kind of special because Jesus told us that we should approach Him with faith like a child.  Well, learning Greek is forcing me to read Scripture as a baby.  I am enjoying it so far. 

small is the new big

I have a new role with the Patio that I am thoroughly excited about.  I am going to be helping a lot more with the messages, planning them out in creative ways.  It is something that has sparked an excitement in me.  

This upcoming week, we are concluding our series, “where the wild things are,” with a message about getting beyond our expectations.  It is going to be quite good and I believe that a huge way to get beyond those expectations is to start thinking small.  Not thinking in terms of how big things really are but in terms of how small our steps need to be to accomplish those goals, those dreams.  We need to remember, in the words of Seth Godin, that small is the new big. 

So on that note, I just want you to notice that the small things are the things that can hold you back from doing all that God has called you to.  Sweat the small stuff.  However, for me it is worth noticing that throughout this week, I have to work hard in order to fix something small that could hold back us from doing something big.  You see, at the Patio, we are hosting a drive-in movie every Friday night in June and in order to do that best, we need to play the sound for the movie through radios in cars instead of, like normal, through a PA system.  But the fm transmitter we have needs to be assembled and no one is able, or willing, to do it as of yet.  Be praying for this small detail that has big results. 

And it is my prayer that you start to notice the small things in your life.  Because without those being addressed, you might miss God doing a big thing. 

tribute to myspace

Well I have been tired lately.  I don’t really know what is up with that.  It is probably the cold that I have had for the past week or so.  

Oh well, today went good.  Mike brought conviction unto me.  He shared how sometimes we are not willing to get down and dirty in our walk with God and with others.  He showed that we get what we put into things.  So if we are not getting closer to God then it is because of our direct lack of effort.  It hit me because it showed me just how much I need to focus on serving people and therefore, serving God.  

Ok, I am going to take a nap.  

Music – “You really got ahold of me” – She & Him 
I always loved the aspect on myspace that allowed you to put your mood or what music you were listening to when you wrote each blog so this is my tribute to that.  (She & Him is a new find for me.  They are great – Zooey Deschanel – yep the actress –  and M. Ward – great little folk/country duet).  

the news everyone has heard

First off, I would just like to echo what Los wrote on his blog about the tragedy that occurred in Steven Curtis Chapman’s life.  Check it out here.  This whole situation makes no sense.  I can’t believe that something like this could happen.  The thing I am talking about is that Steven Curtis Chapman’s little girl (5 year old adopted Maria) was killed on Wednesday night by getting run over accidentally by her older brother.  These things don’t happen, why would God allow this?  I can tell you that it does make you remember your priorities in life.  Death shocks you into living.  

But on a completely less trivial note, I am playing tomorrow night at Remington Grill at 7 pm and right now, I can’t seem to keep my nose from running.  It sucks.  I am really looking forward to playing but I don’t know if I will be able to, if my nose keeps running.  

In closing, keep that family in prayer that God will grant mercy to them, especially to the brother, because I can’t imagine the agony that he is going through.  Pray that God will give them peace and surround them with love.  

 

Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull

I was going to write a review on the new Indiana Jones movie but I just read this review and thought it completely said what I wanted to say.  

Check out the review here by Joshua Griffin.  There are no spoilers in this link so don’t fear.  

Or if you don’t want to read the whole thing, here is a quote from it: 

I wasn’t thrilled with it, to be honest. While the story is compelling and it is fun to revisit these great characters, the movie seemed intent on going over the top instead of just sticking to the tried and true Indy formula.