Saturday, December 22, 2007

Git to church in the morning

Don't let anything stop you, even the weather... It should be nice here in Michigan... Listen God has a powerful word for you in tomorrows service, be there... God wants to mend hearts, fix lives, and help bring back your hope... let Him treat you like He desires... He wants to show you His love... don't fight it... just receive it... see you Sunday...peace, out.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Andy and Kristen

This is my son Andrew and his wife Kristen. They are such a blessing. We just took in a movie, which had some funny parts... Andy said I heard you laughing, and then heard myself laughing and it sounded like you... Oh no I'm like my dad... he said in jest... I remember saying the same thing to my father, and he probably said the same thing to his father... What goes around comes around...
Andy and Kristen are part of the ministry team at Faith City, and are raising their family to love God with all their heart... Kathi and I am so proud of them.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Me and Ethan just chillin'

My grandson Ethan and I were hanging out at the house and so we decided to take a picture on my laptop. I love my Ethan and my laptop... It's a Mac, the best... in my opinion. Anyway. we are taking a moment to write this up on my blog and then we have more important matters at hand... like playing the Robots computer game, where we design and skillfully put together our own Robot... All from my computer. Ethan is becoming a good robot creator... So first we will get a yogurt and then on to robots... more later...

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Grinch learned his lesson.

Sunday morning was a wonderful looking day and our Sunday service was over the top. We shared how stress can be minimized in our lives through giving God our cares, and making room in our hearts for the Saviour Jesus... 5 people gave their lives to follow Christ, which was awesome... and God's grace made it all so... Our praise band and all of our volunteer team really made it great to serve God together at Faith City... Thank you again, team for a phenomenal day... and thank you Jesus for your beautiful grace.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Aliyah comes over.

My grand daughter came over for a couple hours while her parents went to movie. We are so... into each other.

Don't be Grinched this year!

This is my next three weeks series at Faith City. During this season of Christmas things like stress, greed, and loneliness will try to crowd out the true reason for this special time of year. It's all about Jesus Christ becoming flesh, like man, Emmanuel, God with us... Don't get caught up in the wrong spirit during the holiday... enjoy family and friends, be a blessing to someone less blessed than you... but don't get stressed over stuff... chill in His presence... Learn more this Sunday as we talk about releasing stress from your life...

Friday, December 7, 2007

Use Christmas Time Right

I love this time of year... colored lights, pretty sights, snow on heights... wow that rhymes. Christmas time for Christians can be a powerful time to share the message of God's love with friends, co-workers, and such... Don't miss the opportunity... The greatest gift was Jesus sent to save the world of sin... we can share that more openly during this season than any other... Take advantage of it... And by the way, don't get stressed out over the holidays... take it easy, don't let it pressure you... take a deep breathe and enjoy your family, friends, and neighbors... That's where your church family comes in...Go to church services and worship God together, enjoy God's presence. I am sharing more about this Sunday in our new series called,"How the Grinch steals Christmas". Come out and get blessed.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

He brought us to a City

I was reading Psalm 107:1-9, and meditating on its significance… Then revelation came…

“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so — those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.”
God loves it when we recognize His goodness and rehearse it with our mouth, our heart and our soul…

These next verses really got to me… read them… “Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.”
In a minute as I read, it dropped in my heart that this is what God has done for me and many others… He saw we were looking for a place to settle, a city, and I thought of Faith City… as we cried out to God He gave us a place (Faith City) where we can be healed, fixed, and flourish. A place where we can find connection with others, find a family, find the love of God… We found our place to settle in and develop in our full purpose… A place where we feel acceptance, a place to grow and glow… our city…

“Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”

Got a craving? Let Him fill it with good things. Good things like good friends; good brothers and sisters in Christ; good health; peace and joy and fellowship with God our Maker…