Feb 022009

How many churches in America had Led Zepplin, The Doors, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and you name it in their services yesterday?  I don’t know if I should be bragging about it, but it sure was fun.  We opened our new series, “Come As You Were” and included a game-show element where people had to name the tune played by our lead guitarist Mike.  It was a blast!

The focus of the series is “What would Jesus say to the distinct cultures of the decades of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s? 

Check out the pics:

 Posted by at 11:03 pm
Nov 122008

Jill and I got away to spend an entire day with one another without the kids.  Wow! We actually had a conversation without interruption.  I will admit that after a day you start to miss those interruptions.  We used our opportunity and time to take in an afternoon movie and we went to see Fireproof.  It was great!  Here are some thoughts:

  • Marriage is hard and there will be challenges in every marriage.
  • You can’t have a successful and growing marriage without outside help.  Parents, friends, and in my opinion, a church family offer needed support. 
  • It is hard to have a great, long-lasting marriage without faith in Jesus.  Doing marriage without God makes the challenges much harder to overcome. 
  • Unconditional love is necessary for both parties to make a marriage last.
  • Never Give Up!
  • Successful marriages that last long do so after resisting temptations.
  • Individuals must be willing to see their own faults first in order to make the marriage grow. 
  • People are watching and when a great marriage overcomes trials and troubles, people will see Jesus as a result.  God uses marriages to shine His light. 

Fireproof was a great movie and I recommend it to anyone.  My friends at Sherwood have something special going in their ministry and God is using them in a great way.

 Posted by at 1:34 pm
Nov 032008

Check out the video below. Shane Smith (aka “G Smitty”) wrote and produced the song for our current series on Financial Freedom “STRETCH”. Nathan Boyd and I shot the video and Melissa Willet produced the final cut. WOW! They did an awesome job! We are addressing the current financial/economic situation in our country and in the process have some fun.

Watch it and pass it around. Use it as an invite tool!

 Posted by at 9:45 am