Weekend Away

So I have been off facebook and twitter most of the week with a couple of random posts here and there, hinting at the idea that Chanelle and I would be heading out-of-town for a pretty exciting, possible, venture. I delayed in giving too much info and will still keep it on the down low until after we hear word on the results of this weekends meeting. But to fill you in a bit, here you go…

If you are an avid reader of my blog or know me personally you know that my passion and heartbeat is full-time ministry.   After submitting a resume, a few phone conversations, and contact via email, I received word that one of the church’s I applied to wants Chanelle and I to interview this Sunday (02/07).  We are totally stoked about hanging out, and talking about the future of the youth ministry, and our role if we are the right fit.  It is really hard to not be excited.  To be honest we are beside ourself and absolutely pumped.  We would appreciate your prayers.

Do you have any suggestions, tips, or wisdom  you could share on the interview process ? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Reverent Submission

Hebrews 5:7 – During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

The other morning this verse stood out to me in my devotions. Particularly the last two words in the scripture, reverent submission. Not all submission is reverent. There is a difference in submitting to something/someone because you are made to and submitting out of reverence for that thing/someone. Reverent submission shows that you truly believe deep down that the person that you are submitting to has your best interest at heart. Jesus exemplified, through his life, reverent submission. He first of all directed his attention and prayers to the one that could save him from death, however; he submitted to plan that God had for his only Son to be the ultimate sacrifice for our Sins. He didn’t submit because he “had to” or was “made to.” His submission stemmed from the fact he truly believed that God the father had his best intrest, and the intrest of others at heart. I know at times I submit because I feel that I am made to. I really need to work on that!

How do you stack up in practicing Reverent Submission, do you really know God has your best interest at heart?

Speaking Engagement

Its still a way’s off but wanted to put on the radar that I have a speaking engagement schedualed for April 24-25, 2010.  Not all the plans are in place yet and it still has to be announced to the local church in the area so I will not put too much info within this post.  Just wanted to throw it out there so you can begin to pray for Me, the Church Leadership, and Community.  Pray that God will begin to stir hearts and lives within the area that I will be ministering.

Today I'm Twenty Eight


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 Today I turn 28. I like the number twenty-eight. For instance, there are some ages that I didn’t really like, only because of the number part, those ages didn’t sound grown up. Lets see like, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23 and 24, and 27. I don’t know why but those ages just sounded young to me. Twenty-Eight I can live with. To me it just sounds older. I am kind of exited as I hit my 28 year mark. I look forward to a lot of good things in the next year of my life. I hope to tack down some important steps as it relates to career. I normally do my “resolutions” around the time of my birthday. Simply, because I look at that as my new year. So as I continue to look at some things I want to accomplish and “do better” or “put down,” I am stoked.

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating my 28th with me. I have heard that “28” is one of few perfect numbers.In spite of the grey I  have accumulated on my head and face, I say…Bring It. Lets Party!

What ages do you think just sound “Young” and what age have you liked the best so far?