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So in case you haven’t noticed I have been kinda MIA from the site for a few weeks.

It has been almost a forced time of refocus. I did not plan on getting to busy to even blog. Something I really haven’t done before.

But I did kinda just put it out of reach for a few weeks.

God has been doing some things in our church. We have replanted ourselves. We moved and we are having a grand opening in 3 weeks. This has made me quite busy.

I am revamping my design site and attempting to be able to refocus on getting more work.

Last week my wife and I were pretty concerned about money and praying about it. My mens group was praying as well and I got a call out of the blue with 2 design jobs. God is Good. Why do we always forget that?

Last sunday I drove to CT to lead worship and teach at a church. Yes I said teach. This was really out of  my comfort zone to be the sunday AM preacher. I spoke on being a dangerous Christian and it was a fantastic morning. God is continually taking me into areas that I’m not comfortable with so I can see Him move.

My wife and I have had some scary things come up with the new baby due in Sept. Everything “seems” good, but there are no guarantees. I can’t really go into that on the blog, but we really could use your prayer for faith, patience, and peace.

My youth ministry in the church is in a scary spot. The kids here are reading the word and coming to events but they are not ingesting the word and showing fruit of it. This has been very discouraging and while I know to leave these things in God’s hands I am human. I want to see these kids really have the presence of God in thier lives.

I want to join up with the “our creative community” crew, but some reason I haven’t. Why haven’t I? Fear, lazy. what the heck.

I need to get in shape
I need to be a better husband
I need to be a better father
I need to be seeking God more
I need to write more music
I need to finish the 3 childrensbooks I started
I need to finish the coffee table book
I need to….

It’s seems there is so much flying in my brain that I am asking God to declutter. Not trim down the creative but help me get a handle on managing the unmanagable.

So with that said..Im back on the blog. I am excited about THE JOINT reviews. I am stoked beyond belief with my friends on the internet who pray for me when I need it (and if your a blog friend hater…shut up!)

I heard it again this week. people online are not being real…That’s a cop out. There are people online who are and some who are not. But I can say the same for those I meet in real life.

God has been faithful with me and my family and I am praying for the reassurance of that all the time. This blog is just a reminder of how much God works in me and around me.

Cya guys on the next post….

 

A few weeks ago I mentioned on the Joint about hearing this wicked amazing song. I just got a message that Darrell Evans is offering his song “Beautiful Savior” as a free download until Easter.
Just visit his IndieHeaven page to get it: http://www.indieheaven.com/artist_main.php?id=88888&sel=7

It’s a great song leading into Easter.

If you would like to download the chord chart for free, visit http://www.4praise.com

I am doing this for Good Friday. This song is a must have. Go get it and then buy the rest of this CD. Trust me if you don’t you will not be cool.

 

I want to take a second and plug what my friends are doing.

Wisdom and Ben have recently added a new podcast member to the All about worship podcast. Darrell Evans. That is some awesome news.
Let me say that if you have not listened to this or checked out the live video interviews you are missing out. Click on image below for the podcast and also while you are at it sign up for their upcoming teleseminar.

Feel free to grab the graphics below and advertise this stuff on your site as well.

 

In preschool sunday school this week the teacher talked about communication with God. She related it to if the kids had a walkie talkie and God had the other one.

-She asked my 3 year old son Collin about it…

TEACHER: “Collin…what would you do if you had a walkie talkie and God had your other one?”

COLLIN: “I’d ask Him for my walkie talkie back”

 

Here is the Film caption…

“In a world where kings and empires rise and fall, where fantasy becomes reality, where armies are slaughtered for thier beliefs, where rulers are disemboweled on toilets, where sex and passion are in the open….there stands one man willing to change it all……
This summer embark on a journey from other worlds to an earthly garden and discover what it really means to be ALIVE….the Bible…opens in theaters everywhere june 2009″

We are having a great discussion in my last post about the watchmen. WHICH I DON’t RECOMMEND (sadly..I really wish I could). Go read the comments. Great stuff.

Anyway, It got me thinking. I have always found it odd how much violence and sex etc etc is in the Bible and that even by our own standards we would not see it if it was a movie. Just an interesting thought.

Anybody have any thoughts on that?