Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
while practicing, Darrell allows Mikey on to the stage...
Here he is realizing Darrell is on the Jumbo-tron.
However, Mikey is not just an observer...he is a rock star....so he did what rock stars do....
And found himself in the spotlight and up on the jumbotron...of course he was busting out "Rock you Like a Hurricane" (thanks Guitar Hero)
which sounded really pretty, along with Darrell's "Everlasting God"
so, then we head up to the dressing room to get ready for the actual performance...
We pray first...and the little rock star watched one of his heros bow his head...and talk to Jesus.
All of a sudden, the guitar didn't matter...it was a man showing a child what matters.
It was God reminding all of us in the room- He is our audience.
The conversation on the way home went something like this:
M-"Duhhbbi, thankths for taking me to my firtht conthert. Darrell was good."
D-"it was fun wasn't it?"
M-"I liked that he talked to Jesus first."
D- "Me too Mikey."
M-"Do you think he knows KISS?"
God, thank you for eyes that watch us...our every move. May we be ever mindful.
In His Dust,
Monday, June 22, 2009
Commandment Number 5.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Once you get out there...you realize...it's all ok.
It is your father is driving...The view is gorgeous....
the sounds are peaceful...
Your father will make sure you are right where you need to be...
God, thank You for driving the boat....and for the opportunity to follow right behind You.
In His Dust,
Monday, June 15, 2009
God has been nudging me back ever since.
Some of you don’t relate. The limelight never woos you. You and John the Baptist sing the same tune: “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less” (John 3:30 NLT). God bless you. You might pray for the rest of us. We applause-aholics have done it all: dropped names, sung loudly, dressed up to look classy, dressed down to look cool, quoted authors we’ve never read, spouted Greek we’ve never studied. For the life of me, I believe Satan trains battalions of demons to whisper one question in our ears: “What are people thinking of you?”
A deadly query. What they think of us matters not. What they think of God matters all. God will not share his glory with another (Isaiah 42:8). Next time you need a nudge away from the spotlight, remember: You are simply one link in a chain, an unimportant link at that.
Remember the other messengers God has used?
A donkey to speak to Balaam (Numbers 22:28).
(check out "Balaam's Pub" on facebook)
A staff-turned-snake to stir Pharaoh (Exodus 7:10).
He used stubborn oxen to make a point about reverence and a big fish to make a point about reluctant preachers (I Samuel 6:1-12; Jonah 1:1-17)
God doesn’t need you and me to do his work. We are expedient messengers, ambassadors by his kindness, not by our cleverness.
It’s not about us, and it angers him when we think it is.
We who are entrusted with the gospel dare not seek applause but best deflect applause. For our message is about Someone else." -Max Lucado
Friday, June 12, 2009
Couldn't have been said better by The Pope himself.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This is what is sitting across from me....
you are welcome.
After a big show....you gotta sit back
and open a cold one. (Even if it just a root beer)
Monday, June 8, 2009
God is for you. Not “may be,” not “has been,” not “was,” not “would be,” but “God is!” He is for you. Today. At this hour. At this minute. As you read this sentence. No need to wait in line or come back tomorrow. He is with you. He could not be closer than he is at this second. His loyalty won’t increase if you are better nor lessen if you are worse. He is for you.
God is for you. Turn to the sidelines; that’s God cheering your run. Look past the finish line; that’s God applauding your steps.
Listen for him in the bleachers, shouting your name. Too tired to continue? He’ll carry you.
Too discouraged to fight? He’s picking you up.
God is for you.
If he had he a calendar, your birthday would be circled. If he drove a car, your name would be on his bumper. If there’s a tree in heaven, he’s carved your name in the bark. We know he has a tattoo, and we know what it says.
“I have written your name on my hand,” he declares (Isaiah 49:16).
God thank you for the reminder this morning...
In His Dust,
*God Is Cheering For You- Max Lucado
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Why can't I remember this more often!!!???
He always provides...above and beyond my needs!!
God, I am sorry that I tend to forget Your Provisions for me in the past...I am so appreciative of all of them...and trust you with my future.
In His Dust,
Monday, June 1, 2009
And Moses lifted up the rod....
The same rod he would lift up to divide the water and guide two million people through a desert. The rod that would remind Moses that if God can make a stick become a snake, then become a stick again--then perhaps
he can do something with stubborn hearts and stiff-necked people.
Perhaps he can do something with the common." -Max Lucado