Thursday, March 25, 2010

Adam on Wheel of Fortune!!

My good friend Adam McIntire was recently on Wheel of Fortune. When he flew out to LA months ago, I told him not to embarrass us... looks like he didn't listen to me. Mailbu Barbie? Really? Btw- his face at :47 seconds is hilarious.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thanks, God.

"But God, who encourages the downhearted, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus."
2 Corinthians 7:6 (NET)

Last week I had the honor and privilege of being invited up to Sulphur Springs to speak to 75 (ish) kids at a monthly youth event. I've spoken at this event twice before, so it is encouraging to be brought back. One of the biggest compliments an itinerant (traveling) speaker can get is an invitation back.

While there, I was speaking on Psalm 133 and pleading with the kids to walk in deep and intentional relationships with their brothers and sisters in Christ. To be honest, a good number of the kids seemed very distracted. This distracts me. BUT, there were a good dozen or so who were locked in with me and hanging on every word. Later that evening at dinner, one of the youth pastors recalled for me how earlier in the evening, when they found out I would be speaking that night, a group of students asked for pen and paper to take notes. Another one of the biggest compliments a speaker can get is the faithful taking of notes (especially among youth!).

It seems that God has been encouraging me much lately. Thank you, God. Or then again, maybe my eyes are just open wider to see the many ways in which he blesses and encourages. Are your eyes open? How is God encouraging you?