To be honest I was expecting a little bit of a let down in this weekend. Not that it was any less important, I just wasn’t sure we could have the same amount of buzz throughout the whole campus as we had last week for the beginning of route66. In retrospect, I was totally wrong. This weekend just built off the last, and really convinced me we’ve gone to a “whole ‘nother level’ as a church. Here’s some thoughts…
- Adam (the bald guy ) just rocks on stage. He nailed “Move Along“.
- The 1st Impressions team is stepping it up each week. The team is filling up and really welcoming each guest with extra effort to “make people matter”.
- I loved how simple, practical, and yet effective the message turned out. The creative team really helped me nail this one down. Thanks guys and gals for your honesty and creativity each week.
- Derrick’s building a great “set team” to work on the design of each series. They’re doing an awesome job! If you’re interested in joining this team, email him at email@example.com.
- Â IÂ got choked upÂ every service as I talked about Rahab and Boaz and believing the best in people. It reminded me how awesome our church is for being a place where anybody can come and know that they matter to God, and to us.
- We had sick kids so Lori had to stay home, she’s bumming she missed!
- Got to pray with a couple families who have kids with cancer, it wrenched my hearts. I consider it a privilege to be able to pray with them in their time of need.
- Our children’s ministry is rockin’, can’t wait to see how Adrienne takes it to the next level in the coming months.
- Can you say 5 services? It’s quickly looking like a reality!
- We need some committed PVC’ers to move to Saturday night to free up seats on Sunday.
- Christina’s done an awesome job moving into our video editing team.
It’s so hard to believe, but my baby girl turned 2 today. When she was born, she grabbed a hold of my heart in a special way, and she hasn’t let go. I love each of my 3 boys, but life with a daughter is definitely different. I see it in her eyes, and I hope it’s always there!
She makes me want to be a better man, husband, and dad. I pray that what she sees and learns in our home will make her want to love Jesus and live for Him. I pray it will also help her develop healthy relationships and save herself for the man we’re praying for, for her!
We started this morning with the whole family walking into her room and waking her up to a “Happy Birthday” serenade. We spent the day at the mall, where we ate lunch at Chevy’s, shopped at the Disney store, looked at puppies (no buying), and hung out with mum-mum and papa. we had a great time, and it was definitely a day fit for a birthday princess.
Happy b-day sweet pea
I’ve never been a part of series that has created such excitement amongst the entire church. Every where I go people are sharing with me their Bible reading observations and questions; but more importantly how it’s changing their lives. As people are picking up their Bibles to hear from God, He’s speaking to them! Here’s a comment that was posted on the http://www.pvcroute66.com/ blog…
Just a general observation about what is happening in me – I am noticably “better” since starting the daily Bible readings. My mood, attitude, general outlook – all improved remarkably (as in those around me have noticed and remarked!) with the daily commitment to reading God’s Word.
I find my focus is different and that issues that used to look large, difficult, hard – now really don’t cause me to engage – and I think it is because I am “engaged” elsewhere.
Is anyone else experiencing something similar? Just curious.
That’s life-change, and that’s why we’re focusing on reading throught the Bible as a church. Let’s keep it up!
Rachel had a hilarious post geared towards Christian singles. If you know a little theology, you’ll be cracking up. Too true not to be funny
Wow! I’m so amazed at what God is doing at Palm Valley. The energy in all 4 services was outright electric from start to finish! It is obvious our whole church is taking the challenge to read the Bible this year very seriously.Â Here’s some thoughts from the weekend…
- Holy cow the set was awesome. Shawn and the guys did an incredible job turning the stage into a true route 66 town! I was ready to eat at the diner
- Derrick and the band outright rocked the house. These guys brought it this weekend and led us in some awesome worship.
- The message was very simple, but I felt very effective. Our people are so hungry to learn it’s insane.
- Brent and the 1st impressions team are really stepping it up.
- Some cool classic cars on display today. My favorite was the Ford Fairlane (it reminds me of that lame movie)
- I’m so tired, but I’ve got to hit the gym in the morning.
- Paul is writing some fun posts about route66, including this one containing some history about the actual highway.
- Talked about staff changes this week. I don’t normally do that, but wanted the body to understand why change happens. If it’s a God thing, it must be a good thing.
- It’s helpful being a Raiders fan this time of year. I don’t have to worry about the playoffs so I have more time to focus on other things.
- Watching people stream forward with their commitments to read the Bible this year made me cry in every service. I can’t wait to see how God transforms us this year.
- We’re either going to start a 5th service or go multi-site to create more seats, praying hard about that right now.
- Heard some great stories about how Home Teams are reaching people for Christ by caring for others, that’s what I’m talking about!
- Brent had a great post aboutÂ me cramming so much content into only a 90 minute talk during men’s retreat.
- I was laughing at all the men from retreat hugging each other all over the campus today. Of course, they added a shoulder and fist bump at the end to keep it manly. It’s cool to see guys connecting and buliding relationships with each other.
- I can’t wait to spend time with the staff this week. They’re doing such an awesome job, I look forward to telling e’m in person.
That’s it for tonight. My mind’s already racing about next week’s service, God’s up to something big and it’s keeping me from sleeping. Palm Valley, I love you guys and thank God Lori and I are on the route 66 journey with you. Life is a highway!