Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Gearing up for vacation

Jessica and I are gearing up for vacation in the Smokey Mountains. I know its not very far from where we live, but Jess doesn't get much time off and we need to get away! So, we got a vacation package with one of those "visit our vacation resort and we'll try to get you to buy a time share" places. So, that's not going to be much fun, but that's only supposed to be an hour. Guess we'll see. So, here's how our weekend looks...for those who care :-). Friday night we check into our hotel. Saturday morning we are going to buy a time share (only not). Then we'll probably shop some and go horse back riding. Sunday we're spending the day with Randy, Chrissy, and Olivia who are camping in Gatlinburg. Monday we're going to Dollywood. This will be a first for Jess and a sort of second for me. I went with a kid in my youth group back in my youth minister days and we only went on one ride and then something came up and we had to leave. Anyways, it should be fun. Probably not as big as King's Island...but still fun.

Anyways, that's an update on our life as we know it. Hope you all have a great week.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

No video today

Well, so far my day has sucked! I took a personal day to go up to the mountains...only it was a mad house and I ended up coming back. However, I got some cool pics that I'm going to share with you all today. Hope you have a better day then me :-)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thursday's Video of the Day

Godtube is being stupid today and won't let me embed the song I want to embed...so I'm stealing a blog from my friend Mike and posting a great song and music video by David Crowder. GREAT VIDEO! I apologize in advance for squirrel lovers of America.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Pictures from the Weekend

We had a pool party for the preschool this weekend. Here are some pics!

And here is our precious Leo and below him is Cosmo. We've been watching her for a friend. She's been very good. Hopefully Leo will learn a thing or two.

It's been a busy weekend. We're looking forward to the break coming up this weekend and then only one week tll VACATION! YEAH!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday's Video of the Day

A great live version of one of my favorite worship song(s). Enjoy!

Monday, July 09, 2007

I know you guys miss him...

Our computer has this thing called Photo Booth where you can take a picture of yourself from your computer. Jeremy's looks kinda dorky and instead of taking a picture of myself (who really wants to see that anyway???) I took a picture of the cutest dog in the world. I love my dog.

Thoughts on "Seeker-Sensitive"

This link has a very good article that a friend of mine sent me that sort of sums what I believe is "seeker-sensitive."

That term has been tossed around a lot in today's church. Mainly, it means whatever is "new" and "fresh" in the contemporary church. It means finding a service that matches today's culture. In my opinion, that is a very surface level understanding of "seeker-sensitive." As Christians we MUST be sensitive to that which the seeker seeks (I Cor 9:19-23). So, what is it that the seeker seeks? A relevent service? A beautiful building? Programs for all ages? These are all important and helpful, but not essential. A seeker seeks to be connected to a relevent and genuine Body of Christ. Connection to a Body that is real, living, active, and sincere. If all they need is God, they can turn on TBN. If all they need is relevence, they can go to Turkey Creek. If all they need is something for their kids, they can go to Dollywood. What they need and want is you and me: transparent, real, sincere, relevent, honest, loving, caring, compassionate...I think you get the point.

Eugene Peterson gives a great paraphrase of the passage, "I didn't take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ - but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view." Paul was not encouraging the Corinthian Church to become "seeker sensitive." He was encouraging the people to connect with those who do not know Christ...to become a seeker-sensitive person...to become a relevent and genuine part of the Body...like he was for the purpose of drawing the seeker to that which he/she was seeking...connection to the Body and salvation found in Jesus Christ.

We can be incredibly effective as we all grasp this understanding of connecting with the lost. Hopefully, this article will help better our understanding of what people really want in a Church. Thanks for taking time to read my ramblings. I sent this out to a few folks at Church here and decided to blog about it as well. Still working through it...obviously...

Thursday, July 05, 2007

My new favorite CD

I've recently left a lot of the posting up to Jeremy but now I finally have something to blog about. Those of you who know me well know that I love the band Waterdeep. If you know a lot about Waterdeep you know that they have been on some-what of a hiatus recently. Well....Don and Lori Chaffer have recently put out a new album that they did on their own called Heartattack Time Machine. I absolutely LOVE it! It's very reminisent of Sink or Swim. I think they went back to some of their older sounds which I love and lyrically, it is amazing!!! The sound on this album is very acoustic and easy going, it's not at hard and fast as Live At The New Earth (which I also love), it's just a different feel. It' also not as "poppish" as Everyone is Beautiful. Go to www.waterdeep.com and check it out. I think you can buy the MP3 for $10.00 This is so awesome and it's definately worth checking out.

Thursday's Video of the Day

Enjoy some Grits...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Fun movie to watch!

Jess and I saw License to Wed today. It was very fun to watch. There was some cheesy lines, but all in all it was fun. PLUS there are some people from The Office is in the movie: Angela, Kevin, and Kelly. Too bad I couldn't talk her into Transformers! HA!

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Here's the Mazda 3. Very sweet looking car

Who's that stud driving his new car?

Mindy came to visit this weekend and brought little Allen. HE IS SO CUTE!!!

Maybe one day we'll have a little one :-)