… was the title of my message in church yesterday. I shared the trap that so many churches fall into of focusing inwardly and losing their passion to serve outside the 4 walls of the church. I was in Acts chapter 1 for the third straight message. Acts 1:8 is a great verse to look at whenever we study methodology.
It’s that time again. When our little town of 7000 swells to over 50,000 people for an entire week. This is the 71st Annual Old Time Fiddler’s Convention, the oldest and largest mountain music convention in the world. Over 1100 campers will setup in Felts Park and contestants will come from all over the world to compete in Bluegrass Music,
I read some great comments about emotional purity on another youth blog. Check out the link for the full version. Since we have been spending time in youth talking about purity, I felt this is another really important aspect that we need to discuss. This hits really close to home for me, since Jennifer and I dated through high school.
While I’m talking about CD’s, I want to mention the new release from Decemberadio. I downloaded the CD from ITunes where it stayed in the top 10 in Inspirational Music for several weeks. It has slipped down to the top 30 now, but still selling strong. First off, these guys really rock, like old school rock. Listening to them takes
I finally got a chance to listen through a new CD by a good friend that I work with. Brandon Davis (check out his website) has finished his first solo CD titled Up In the Air. If you like listening to incredible guitar playing, then this is a CD you need to listen to. From the smooth songs, Gracie’s Lullaby
We finished the first night of the retreat. We had an awesome time today. It was the best discussion we’ve had with the youth in a long time. Jennifer had a good teaching time with the girls tonight about purity and modesty, while I took some time with the guys to talk about some “guy” issues. Overall, I hope that
We’re off today to Charlotte for our first Cornerstone Youth Retreat. Our first session tonight will be about relationships. Here is the plan for what we are talking about. Purity in a Passionate World – We should focus on staying close to God. Too often we focus on what not to do, not what we should do Rating Your Dating
I went to a cool presentation on Monday at the Carroll County Governmental Complex. It was about a new 3D Projection company call 3DH. They were promoting the technology for business and education. I went for my company to investigate using this projection system for trade shows and possible design review meetings. Basically, it is a two projector system that
That was the title of my sermon yesterday in church. I spoke from Acts 1:11 about the disciples being told about the return of Jesus. What would happen if we started living our lives like Jesus were coming back tomorrow? I think for most of us, we would live differently. Here are some of the ways that I think it
Jennifer and I went bike riding on the New River Trail this morning. We started at Gambetta and rode all the way to Byllesby Dam and back. We rode about 13 miles all together. I absolutely love the outdoors and we are blessed to have such incredible natural beauty right in our hometown. I try to get out and ride