Saturday, January 26, 2008

Emergency Prayer Request...

Hubby's brother David was injured in an explosion and is listed in serious condition in Baghdad.

Please pray for him, his wife, and all of our family and those close to him...

Please pray for his relationship with God first and foremost.

Thank you.

Note: Yes, I received word from hubby about this while speaking on Depression at the retreat this morning.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Prayer Requets.

Please pray for the following.. They are in no particular order:

1) Mary - she is talking about her journey with God. Talk about joy in ones voice. (Jack's grandma)

2) Joe & family - he is in ICU currently after having a setback. (not local)

3) Cassandra - her overall life.

4) Those who have walked in today needing assistance in whatever ways. May their Real Help come from above.

5) Those who are participating in the retreat tonight and tomorrow in another town close by. May they hear the words the speakers have to say with open ears as well as hearts.

You, dear reader, have been prayed for wherever you are this moment.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

All Are Welcome Here...

We just had a man come straight from jail to the physical church building this morning.

All are welcome here... (Two straight from jail within two weeks)

Please pray for him... His name is John. And we will definitely be following through.

Thank you.

Monday, January 21, 2008


This Saturday, I have the incredible privilege of being a breakout speaker/teacher for a retreat.

The subject is Depression. The description is: Open dialogue on a subject facing so many Christians today. Time to stop sweeping it under the rug and be the church HE has called us to be.

I'd greatly appreciate your input... thoughts? stories?

Help me help others...

Feel free to leave a comment here or email me directly at

Reflections. Looking Ahead.


Yesterday was an amazing day! Individuals and their lives being changed. His Word was taught, caught, and lived out... WORSHIP was alive...

One said she would never come to a church... she did Thursday night. She gave her life to Christ over the weekend! WHOA!

Pastor Jackson was seen taking his shirt off during the service. Totally cracked me up. I knew he had to have had his timing off. He did.... Fortunately, he had on his "dress" shirt underneath his DNow. It is okay to laugh church. Really.. it is...

Derrick rocked. Shelley brought it home. DNow has truly just gotten started.

I joined the Facebook world in yet another way to connect and network. HT to Bryan and Heather!

Hubby and I had a date last night. We did not even leave home. Cheap and yet priceless.

Looking Ahead:

This week is going to be wild to say the least..... More to come on that later...

Saturday I'm teaching/speaking on Depression at a retreat. Time slot: an hour.

Any thoughts? Comment or email me at

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wii fun. Food. Silent Worship. Closet.

Wii fun:

The students had an incredible time playing the Wii during the rec portion of DNow yesterday. The Attic looked even cooler than usual with all the systems set up. It was a blast watching all the students hanging out and letting loose.


1,200 cans were collected by the students by going around their host home neighborhoods.

1,200 cans + $150.00 cash. Wow.

UPDATE: Correction... 1,376 cans + 119.?? cash. WHOA!

Silent Worship:

It began by having silence in the ride over to the physical church building from their host homes. As they entered the building... shoes came off.. again no talking... just silence.

100 students mind you... 100 plus all the leaders, other adults... Pastor Jackson..

Linc and the praise band were awesome and led us in a powerful time.

Ryan let it all out in his short sermon.

It is clear that He is moving among the students.. Keep praying.


I had the incredible blessing of hanging out with the seniors from 4:30 to 11:00 p.m. During one on one time - one of the girls and my self went in to a closet to talk.

We had clothes hanging down on us. Suitcases around us. And yet, were still able to talk.. Really talk. And of course to pray.

The closet serves as a wonderful reminder that even though we may have things hanging down on us... going on around us.... He is there in the midst of it all.

And there is amazing grace found through Him alone.

Do you know His amazing grace?