American Idol

January 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Maybe the best moment in American Idol history… Just sayin’… Enjoy!

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My eyes are still burning…

January 16, 2010 Leave a comment

So I’ve been looking at stuff like this for the past 2 days, trying to get a website online for launch on Monday… Don’t worry… news coming quick… 😉

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Live By God

January 15, 2010 1 comment

When I began putting this post together I didn’t have a whole lot to say. To be quite frank, I still don’t. But I wanted to share with you the verses that I have been reading over and over all week, that have been echoing through my head and my heart and have been probably the biggest encouragement to my current predicament than anything I’ve come across thus far. Before I even give you a glimpse of them however I want you to know that I read practically every english translation that YouVersion had them in…after doing that I chose the translation that I use for my daily reading, the New Living Translation or NLT. Anyway, rather than go on about this or that I’d like you to just read these verses and let them speak to your heart, challenge you and encourage you.

Living by the Spirit’s Power

“15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Thursday Check Up

January 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Just trying to get myself into a place where I do a mid week checkup on what’s going down with you guys, so here we go! 🙂

– Almost finished with the Media Procast website. Been working on it constantly since last week and learned more about web design this week than in my life… I kinda like it!

– Put in TONS of applications around town last week and the beginning of this week but with no call backs yet, God is sovereign and He’s got a bigger plan then I can see right now.

– Got to meet up with someone that gave me contacts in an industry that could launch Media Procast WAY out of the atmosphere. All I can say now is FULL VIDEO, we’ll be working through it over the next couple of weeks. 🙂

– Toying with pulling my blog over to our servers on MP but haven’t decided yet… might give me some growth ability I don’t have now… we’ll see.

– Since last monday I’ve talked to leaders in churches and church plants in FL, OH, CA, MI, NY, and the infamous Los who’s getting ready for Chitown. Love hearing what God’s doing!

– Never spent so much time seeking God’s will in 1 week. He’s blowing my mind with it!

– Praying for Haiti and all the people that have been affected. So much to say but I’ll leave it at this… This is our chance as Christians to reach out to the people of Haiti like never before, PLEASE don’t let Christian bickering get in between God and those who need Him right now!

Anyway, that’s it for the moment, I’m sure I’ve missed some things that I wanted to put up but we’ll get to those soon! Just remember… Love God and Love People!

Love God, Love People

January 13, 2010 Leave a comment

So this week’s been nuts already… It’s Wednesday and I’ve spent the week so far working on filling out applications for jobs, looking at church websites across the country, working on the Media Procast website (which should launch VERY soon…;) ) and praying that I’m headed in God’s direction. The past week and a half has been a tremendous time of both personal challenge and introspection. One thing that has constantly been pushing me over the past week and really, through out the past 2 years, is the fact that I want to be back in full time ministry. I miss being able to dedicate myself fully to it and at this point I know full well that God has taken my excuse of “well I already have a job that pays the bills” away from me. Stepping out in faith I can see my life moving that way, and I’m looking forward to figuring out exactly what He would have me do. I hope you’re ready for the ride of a lifetime because if you think I’m crazy now…Things are only getting started. I want to thank each of you that stop by my blog on a daily basis to take a look at what God’s doing in my life. I hope that in some small way I’m able to encourage and challenge you and I can’t wait to dive even deeper into 2010 with no holds barred. My life motto has changed this year… I’ve always been one to live life with no regrets and to do everything with an all or nothing attitude, which I will continue to do, but my driving force in my life is going back to the basics. Going back to what Jesus did and asked us to do. To love God and love people. I have always believed that this is what we need to do, but now more than ever it’s hit me that it needs to be a driving force in my life. So what is it in your life that is driving you? Do you have a motto? I challenge you, if you do, to live dangerously for Jesus this year, and make that motto count in your life, not just a term you use… If you don’t, get one. Let’s do this!

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Both of Us Is Greater Than Both of Us (Part 5)

January 11, 2010 1 comment

Teams… They are what bring us together in like mind. They help us to accomplish more, faster, and better than we as individuals could ever do. They teach us the truth, that us as a team can many times far surpass the goals and abilities of us as individuals. What spurred me to use this title ‘Both of us is greater than both of us’ is a fact that I heard in college. This comes from the fact that 2 oxen have the ability to pull approximately 3 times as much as a single ox. So if 1 ox can pull 1000 lbs then 2 oxen can pull around 3000 lbs. This illustration shows us just how important teamwork is.

It’s each of the previous steps in this series that comes together to explain this. From combining strengths while simultaneously compensating for weaknesses to pooling knowledge, even to supporting and encouraging each other, it’s these things that helps to make teams the force that gets things DONE. As you build trust in your teammates and they begin to trust you, that is just one more step to an awesome team that can change so much more than you ever thought possible. It all seems to come back to leadership though, and building a trusting network of servant leaders in a team. If each person in the team submits themselves to each other and to the team this is when you see magic happen. As the team gets to know each other, and find how each other works together for better or worse, through communication, a team will begin to find it’s groove.

In your teams, I want to challenge you to be that servant leader. Bring yourself to a place where you can wholeheartedly find your place in your team, and find how you can best serve your team. Sometimes a team is best served by moving your seat on the bus, by moving into a different section of a team. Maybe it’s by stepping up to be more of a “coach” leader and maybe, just maybe, your place is as a supporter for the team itself. As you walk away from this series, look back on your teams of your past and see if you can identify what your giftings are when it comes to working in teams. Help others discover theirs. Help bridge your team’s gaps and help fill those gaps with trust. But most of all, do what Jesus told us to do.
Love God, and Love People!

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New Stuff Coming

January 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Hey guys, again, just a quick post to let you know I updated the ‘About’ section on my page and I’m also working on another page or 2 to help build this blog to be what I would like it to be! Anywho, check out the about me section and let me know what you think! Thanks!

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