Very few people I know get the privilege of doing what they love for a living.Â Most people I speak with don’t really love their jobs, they’re simply making the best of it because it’s a good paycheck.
I love what I do.Â I love leading Palm Valley Church! When Lori and I started PVC in our home, I could never have imagined how much I would enjoy every step of this process.
I love seeing people’s lives changed every week.Â I love seeing people accept Christ as their Savior.Â I love seeing people getting baptized.Â I love seeing people get connected to a Home Team and grow in their faith.Â I love seeing people serve in the local church.Â I love seeing people reach out and share Christ’s love with others.Â I love seeing people worship together every week!Â
I love that it happens in the lives of children, and in the lives of seniors.Â I love that couples grow closer together, and that singles connect with others in solid relationships.
Granted, there are things about my job I don’t love…dealing with critics who think they know how to run a church being my least favorite, but overall I’m right where I know God gifted and called me to be, and that’s an awesome feeling.Â I simply love being the pastor of Palm Valley Church.
What a game last night!Â The Suns are finding ways to win the close games, something they couldn’t do all year.Â Up 1-0, great start to this series!
This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day in our country.Â For many it’s simply another vacation day, and a reason to have a barbeque.
I’m so thankful for the freedom we have as a country.Â I believe we live in the greatest country on the face of the planet. I’m grateful for the men and women who have served, and given their lives, to purchase and protect our freedom.
So, if you’ve ever served in our country’s military, THANK YOU!
This weekend is going to be incredible at Palm Valley.Â Ryan and Karina are teaching together on the topic, “Who Is Jesus”.Â They’ll be answering some of the questions raised in the DaVinci Code, like “was Jesus Married?”, “Did He believe He was God?”, “Did others believe He was God?”, “Did Constantine and the council of Nicea determine Christ’s deity?” and so on.Â
We’ve got a guest worship leader with us this weekend.Â Nate Endicott is one cool guy, and an incredibly gifted worship leader.Â You’re going to love his heart for the Lord, and his style of leading worship.Â Come with your hearts prepared!Â We’ll be taking communion this weekend in all 3 services also.
There’s a ton of discussion going on in our culture about the DaVinci Code movie.Â Here’s some resources I found helpful in my study of the subject…
Josh McDowellÂ has done a ton of research, and relays his findings in a very simple formate.Â He did kind of a talking points paper you can download here.Â He’s also done a series of Q&A mp3′s on 19 different questions from the DaVinci Code.Â Go here and look at the bottom right of the page.Â You can simply click on any of the 19 questions and listen as Josh discusses it.
Here’s a list of books I found helpful in study, you can purchase them at Amazon or any Christian bookstore…
The DaVinci Hoax by Carl E. Olson & Sandra Miesel
DaVinci Code â€“ A Quest For Answers by Josh McDowell
Exploring The DaVinci Code by Lee Strobel & Garry Poole
Discussing The DaVinci Code (Home Team Study) by Lee Strobel
The DaVinci Code: Fact or Fiction by Hank Hanegraaff
The DaVinci Deception by Erwin Lutzer
Cracking DaVinciâ€™s Code by James Garlow