In the timeless words of Joey from Friends, “London Baby!”. Yep, that’s where we’re at tonight. We had a great flight, some missing luggage, a whirlwind bus tour of London, dinner and now we’re off to bed. It’s about midnight, and we have to leave at 5:30 a.m. to make our flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Thanks to everyone who’s praying.
My satellite internet isn’t working, so I’m going to have to rely on hotel internet, pray it works. I’d like to upload pics and video daily to share our journey. We’ll see.
I heard services at Palm Valley rocked today, and that Sean did an awesome job teaching. It’s great to have such a gifted and talented team!
1 Chronicles 16:34 (NLT) 34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
I have so much to be thankful for today (as do you), and I didn’t want the day to pass w/o naming them…
I’m thankful for Jesus, the giver and sustainer of life, the author and perfecter of faith, my Lord and Savior.
I’m thankful for Lori, my wife, my best friend, my ministry partner. 15 years and more in love with her each day.
I’m thankful for my 4 children. They’re each unique, and in each one I see the imprint of a Creator who loves them and has big plans for their life. I’m thankful He’s entrusted them to me, and I relish the title “dad”, it means the world to me.
I’m thankful for the awesome people of Palm Valley Church. I love being on the journey with Christ-followers who are committed to living authentic, sacrificial lives. Through all the ups and downs, God has molded a church family that I truly love.
I’m thankful for an incredible staff. God has given PVC a wonderfully talented team who are deeply committed to the vision and people of our church!
I’m thankful we live in a country that’s free. Even when we disagree, we unite as Americans. Given the events in Indian, I’m thankful we’re a country that doesn’t single people out due to their faith or color. I know we’ve got a lot of ugliness in our past in regards to racism, but I’m thankful we’re making progress.
I’m thankful that today I’ll eat too much, but I’m more cognizant this year of people who won’t. I’m more committed to helping ease suffering for those in our world who don’t have the resources we have.
I’m thankful for Value Baptist Church. What a great ministry partner we have. They think we bless them, but truly “it’s more blessed to give than to receive”.
I know it’s been a tough year for so many, my family included, but I choose to be grateful for what God has blessed me with, not worry about what I don’t have (or even have lost). God is so good, and I’m thankful today. Blessings to you and your family on this special day!
I’m not a morning person, and I’m tired today, but God has me up at real early this morning, jacked up about a number of things…
teaching on “money” today. Had such an awesome response last night, can’t wait to help give people Biblical direction during tough times.
Gary Lamb’s big announcement. Since he’s at church right now (east coast), I’ll spill the beans..they’re getting an awesome new location. It’s insane how God brought this together. Go over to his blog later today for more informaiton.
The possibility of a new location for Palm Valley to meet out. Still can’t say where, but it will be awesome!! Keep praying.
Still can’t believe the people of PVC provided nearly 30,000 meals to Phoenix Rescue Mission to provide food for hungry people in the west valley. Not sure how much more we gave to Agua Fria Food Bank, but your generosity overwhelms me!!
One week until we leave for Israel, I better get crackin’ on the packin’.
Last week I got to spend time with John Maxwell, Andy Stanley and Joel Osteen (seriously), and some of the things they said about leadership are kickin’ my butt. Still not sure how I ended up in the room with those guys, but man did God use the time to stretch me. I’ll blog more later on that.
Over the next 4 weeks we’ll be re-visiting our Seize The Moment campaign. I’m excited to update our church on all that God has done in the last 18 months, and look towards the work yet to be done. Here’s an invitation…