Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Break Time!

Okay, so you're thinking - "you haven't posted much this fall, and you need a break?" Yep.

Our Lead Pastor is moving to Washington state, to lead an amazing congregation there, and so there are a few "extra's" that I need to take care of around here.

Why don't you check back in December?

Or, if you're up for it, maybe I'll report at the end of our current trip.

Either way, I look at November at being a slow Blog month.

Promise me you won't erase me from your list of favorites!

Building Again!

Well, here we go again!
On Sunday, we leave (6am!) for Pass Christian, Mississippi. We'll build a house and slap down some concrete and a host of other miscellaneous things. I can't wait!
So, we'll start with a deck, as pictured here, and end with a house like this white one, which we drywalled last March.
We have 15 going, under the awesome leadership of our own Greg Kisov and his lovely wife Ellen. You think they're nice people now -- wait until you see them covered with drywall dust!
Well, this should be a great trip. Jon Hisey and Dick Rollins are flying down ahead of time to get things ready. We'll join about 35 FM'ers from around the country and have a blast!

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Okay, I don't know how to do links, but check out the above link for more information on "Reveal".

So what is it? Well, it's a pretty amazing study on what actually helps people grow spiritually. Rather than a bunch of pastors saying "here's what I think helps people grow" - the study is done of actual "non-pastors!" who want to be fully devoted to Jesus Christ! So, it's pretty revealing, in a way, of what helps people grow and when. When? Well, sometimes one thing helps you grow, and other times its a different thing. Let me cut to the chase.

Mature Christians get very unhappy with their church and their personal "growth rate" UNLESS they are actively serving the under-resourced. Of course, that's not the whole story - but it's a big piece of the story, that's for sure.

So, you wanna grow spiritually? Serve someone less fortunate - that's a great start!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Well, thanks to Jessica over at babblebrain for this...