Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hey Real Quick

I was at a meeting held at the school. It was put on by the "mental health" team at the local middle school. I was really excited when I left because of the great questions they brought to the table. It is great to see the middle school invite some of the local leaders in to discuss how to make the student environment better. I loved to see the passion of those leaders for the students. We have a group of people out there that are truely concerned for our teens. It's great to see, Thanks to all the local leaders that showed up and shared your hearts!

Friday, November 16, 2007


I love L.I.F.E.

The first letter to L.I.F.E. is (L) - "L" is for LIVING! We only have one life to live. We only have one chance to breathe the air we are breathing right now. We have one opportunity to make the right decisions. There is NO Second Life on this earth. So don't wast time doing things that have no lasting value.
(James 4:14) - Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

The second letter to L.I.F.E. is (I) - "I" is for INTENTIONAL! There is a huge difference between (intentional) and (non - intentional). For instance, if I walk by you in the mall and bump you going by, that was for the most part (non - intentional), but if I walk by you in the mall stop, and BLAST you in the FACE with my FIST that was totally intentional. Intentional means "done with intention or on purpose." When you do something intentional you plane it. You set out to do something from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed. You will do whatever it takes to see to it that what you are setting out to do gets done.

We need some people who are going to intentionally decide to do some things differnt in life so that Jesus Christ be lifted high, like it was intended to be from the beginning of time.
(John 9:4) As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is comming when no one can work.
The third letter in L.I.F.E. is (F) - "F" is for FOR! "FOR" by definition, means intended to belong to or to be used in connection with. We must stay connected to Jesus Christ because He is where we all belong. Jesus longs for us to reach out to Him and take hold of him, and be used in connection with Him. Be a "FOR" person Hold tightly to Jesus Christ for the long haul.
(Hebrews 3:12, 14) So watch your step friends. Make sure ther's no eveil unbelief lying around that will trip you up and throw you off course, diverting you from the living God. Verse 14. If we can only keep our grip on the sure thing we started out with, we;re in this with Christ for the long haul.
The fourth letter in L.I.F.E. is (E) - "E" is for ETERNITY! Eternity is the last thing we all experience, because when we die, our life is ended on this earth, but then there is another step. We take our place in eternity and start a brand new adventure. The concern is "where do you spend eternity?"
(2 Peter 3:10-13) But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be?" You out to live holy and Godly lives.
So when we break down L.I.F.E. it brings more purpose to our life to LIVE INTENTIONALLY FOR ETERNITY. Let's make an impact while we have breath!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Taste Of Coffee

Well, normally I don't spend my time blogging about coffee. The first reason is that I don't want people to think I am getting old and actually enjoy drinking coffee. The second reason is because I don't want people to know what the secret is to "my energy." But today I am blogging about coffee, and here's the reason: I woke up this morning to a house that was flowing with the fragrance of FRESHLY brewed coffee. To me, that is a smell that all coffee drinkers love. It made me think about the "day." Every day we have the option of starting fresh, and enjoying the aroma of that day. It can be a day where brand new things begin to come into your life that make you happy, excited, and expectant. Quick Question? When was the last time you had a day full of these things? Is today that day? Are you enjoying the aroma of your days? Remember, life is short, but lived right, it's AWESOME!