Easter 09

It's taken a while to get to this post. Honestly, Easter was awesome, and a ton of work, but there was no down time after. There are big things on the horizon. BIG things. God is moving in CRAZY ways. Sooo... here's the post I started a couple weeks ago.

This year, Easter was AMAZING. I'm pretty sure I say it every year, but this year, there was definitely something different. God showed up in some pretty awesome ways, and our little ones worshiped Him in new ways. It was definitely the most smooth Easter we've ever had, and I can't believe that it has come and gone. Here are some highlights for you ::
  • people came to know Jesus for the first time
  • tons of people were baptized
  • our preschoolers used our response walls for the first time
  • elementary kids went to the main service and worshiped alongside their parents
  • kids accepted Jesus and were baptized
  • we were able to accommodate hundreds of families and create a safe and loving environment for their little ones
  • The Playhouse has a new theme song :)
Those are just a couple of the awesome things that were happening. It's hard to put in words all the ways God was moving, so I'll just stop trying :)


it begins...

in anticipation of what God wants to do this Easter, we’re creating space to seek God in intentional ways. we’ll pray. we’ll fast. we’ll wait expectantly. we’ll spend a week pursuing God to prepare for our own Easter celebration…and on behalf of those that will attend that don’t know Him.


Not a Joke!

For those of you who don't know me this is a very big step. I bought a book today. Oh yeah, at a bookstore...to read for for fun. I don't typically do this, hence the "not a joke." I watched a special on Josh Hamilton recently on the awesome MLB Network. I already sort of knew his story and how awesome of a ball player he was. Although after seeing the detailed story of his crazy life I just knew this could be my icebreaker for book reading. I saw Hamilton firsthand last season at an Angels/Rangers game. He threw a ball from practically the wall of center field to home plate with only one bounce before reaching the catcher! He has been talked about as one the best players to hit the Rangers ball club since Nolan Ryan.

He was the number one pick of the 1999 MLB Draft in the first round. After not doing so well in the Devil Rays' minor league team, his life and career took a downward spiral when he experimented with drugs and alchohol. After a couple of near death experiences he knew the slump was over and moved in with his grandmother. It didn't take long for him to recondition, get reaccepted by MLB, and most importantly commit his life to the Lord. He is known as a succesful outfeilder for the Texas Rangers and uses his story to witness to kids and adults. Pretty cool stuff indeed. This is why I have decided to try reading out. Plus, Angelina has found a new favorite player since her favorite Padre has gone on to play baseball in Japan.