Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween



I know I just copied Alison's blog, but she said I needed a new post.

Here it is

Monday, October 22, 2007

Going to Carolina

Well really I'm in South Carolina, Anderson SC. to be exact. I have had the oppertunity to come to a conference with the guys from church. We are at the All Access Conference for New Spring Church in Anderson. It has been good so far. This church has truly been blessed the church started about 8 years ago and has exploded to about 7 or 8 thousand people AMAZING!

So we are here to see if ther are things we can bring back to Smyrna.

I will let you know what I learn.

Later

B

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Enough Already

OK I know that I am not the first person to bring up this topic but something has to be done.

We must ban together and put an end to cheesy church message boards. NOW!!!!

I drive past a "small country church" on my way to work everyday and everyday I thing "Is there really one person who was far from God and drove past one of these signs, (for example, "The man who gets on his knees before God, can stand up to anything" or a personal favorite during the summer "You Think This Is Hot!!" and many many more.) and think that sign is right I will go to that church." To my knowledge I don't think this has ever happened.

The only purpose these signs serve is for the people who are already members of the church to feel they have "creatively" spread some biblical wisdom to the rest of us.

So I am starting a movement, Help Followers of the way of God not be Cheddar anymore.
I need a better name I know, but you get the point.

If we are going to reach a planet with the Love of God and introduce them to the life changing power of Jesus, it is not going to happen with plastic letters arranged in sudo-clever phrase in the parking lot of churches. As much as most church goers don't want to admit it we as the people of God MUST and dare I say again MUST forge relationships with the people in our lives who do not know God. PERIOD.

And if you don't know anyone that is far from God than you need new friends.

Someone once said "the healthy don't need a doctor"

later

B

Monday, October 15, 2007

God Kicks My Butt

So we have started a new series at Church about Joe. check out the church website for more info about the series and times for service, maybe even podcast the ones you have missed.

Anyway the overriding theme has been to realize that nothing happens by accident and that God's providence rules the universe and everything in it. So much happens in our lives that we pass off as an accident or happen stance and that is such a load of crap.

Everything in our lives happens in accordance with God's will. And I will be honest sometimes that sucks to here. When the dark and stormy days of our lives come and the worst possible things that could happen shows up for breakfast, it is hard to think past the doom and gloom to see that God is working this event for his Glory.

I wish that being a Christ follower was as easy as it is made out to be by those guys on TV. you know "if you trust Jesus its steak dinners and football season year round (that's my personal view of heaven). Or if the unthinkable happens and you have a bad day a "love gift" of 25 to 50 dollars and you be sent a tear stained "prayer cloth" to ease you suffering. If these things speak to you I have a holy yellow lab that for the Believer's discount of $15.99 you can pet your sadness away.

Following the way of God has to be about faithfulness and trust. The trust that God will do and be what He says, and the faith to stick behind it.
And pushing my self to do that is hard, and when I notice I have not been living up to my part of the bargain God gives me a swift kick in the butt.

Later
B

Friday, October 12, 2007

Purpose

As with everyone else in the world I struggle with purpose. Why am I here sort of question. I know the right answer is that I am here to spread the fame of my God to everyone I come in contact with and represent His love to others. I understand that part of it, but where I struggle is where (physical location) am I supposed to be to do that.

I spent seven years at the B&GC investing in the lives of kids and their parents but at the end of my time there I was miserable. All I wanted to do was leave so I did.

Now I have spent the last 2 and a half years learning the construction business and have had a good time and I enjoy what I do and the biggest difference from the club is I enjoy who I do it for.

So if I like my job and I like my boss, why do I feel unsure about if this is the correct life path for me?

So My professional life has come down to these questions.

1. Am I following God in my chosen profession?
2. Does what I am doing for money match what my heart tells me to do?
3. If not what's next?
4. Am I just in a rut and over thinking this?

So I guess what I am saying is that if anyone in the blogging world has the answers to all of life's questions let me know, after we get a handle on our lives we can write a book sell it at Lifeway and make a ton of cash, and then we would have to work any more. Maybe that is the answer all along.

later

B

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ok

So after a monstrous voting process (3 responses), I have made a blogging decision.

I am going to try this again. I know that seems like a questionable decision considering only about 3 people read this but I have decided to look at this as a challenge. I want to build a following.

So here we go the first thing is to work on the look and name of this blog.

I need help I am not creative in the least, so I will trying out different layout and looks over the next week or so when you see a new on let me know what you think, also the same for the name I need something awesome.

OK the 3 readers that are here the other think is think of the most creative person you know and send them a link.

It's grassroots blogging.

Today there is only 3 but tomorrow who knows.

later

B

Monday, October 8, 2007

Question?

Does anyone read this?

If so I will attempt to update regularly and share thoughts and such.

if not I will just take it down.

Let me know

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

B

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