Jun 192007

Well Aaron Baddeley did not win the U.S. Open.  He played very Baddeley!  HA!  Sorry, I could not refuse that one.

I did shoot an 85 yesterday!  I like setting goals and one of my ‘golf’ goals over a year ago was to shoot consistently below 90 and it is exciting to come to a point to have to reset a goal! 

I am not playing golf today because I actually have to study for my message this coming Sunday.  I know, I know, it is vacation but we still have our gathering at the CATG this Sunday.  One thing I love is my sermon prep!

I am reading a few books this week.  Check out what I am reading on vacation:

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis:  Lewis was a professor of Literature at Oxford and later Cambridge.  Mere Christianity came from a series of talks he did on the radio during World War II to simply explain the beliefs of Christianity.  He is famous for The Chronicles of Narnia out of which “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wordrobe” was recently made into a major motion picture.

God’s Grace for the Homosexual Next Door by Alan Chambers:  Chambers writes an excellent book regarding the church’s inability to respond scripturally to the homosexual issue and gives a simple and scriptural anecdote to how God would have us (Christians) respond to this issue.

Sex God by Rob Bell: Bell writes another exceptional book that explores the endless connections between our relationship with God, spirituality, and sexuality. 

I have a couple more in my bag.  If I get to them by the end of vacation, I will let you know how they turn out. 

I am about to take the kids to the beach!

 Posted by at 11:57 am
Jun 172007

I am on vacation this week. (June 16-22)  I didn’t go to church this morning.  (What!!!!!!!!!)  I know…….I feel kind of like I skipped school.  It feels great!

It is great hanging with the family at the beach.

Oh….and by the way…….I shot an 86 today.  It would have better without the two double bogeys and the one triple bogey.

I hope Aaron Baddeley wins the U. S. Open today!  The man loves Jesus!

 Posted by at 12:47 pm
Jun 172007

Baby Noah Odom was born on Friday morning June 15 (Russ’ birthday) at 7:56am and weighed in at 7lbs 2oz and was 20 1/4 inches long. 

What a great Daddy’s day gift!  Mommy Amanda is looking and doing awesome.  David is bouncing off the walls althought the labor was a little hard on him! HA!

David is the worship leader for CATG and is absolutely awesome!  We are fortunate and thankful to have him!  He and Amanda are going to be great parents. 

I hope to have you some pics of Noah before long!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.  I hope your day is great.

 Posted by at 12:44 pm
Jun 152007

Over a few different posts in the coming days and weeks we will take a look at evangelism from different perspectives.  Our ultimate goal is to ascertain the heart of God concerning evangelism and I believe the best avenue is through the Bible. 

We will begin our journey looking at evangelism with a satirical look at evangelism and how many view it in our culture.

Click here for a humorous (hopefully) look at how evangelism is often practiced.  This video pokes fun at how pure motives can often be misunderstood as we fulfill the Great Commission to reach others with the love of Christ!

Check it out and let me know what you think!

 Posted by at 9:40 am