Monday, April 27, 2009

Building Tour

I just wanted to let you all know that we will be doing a tour of the building on Sunday after church so that everyone can get an up close look at what is happening in the building. I am hoping to have a bit more rugged version of Cafe Sunday at the school also at that time. Have a great day!


I put up a post on Saturday night but for some reason it posted as Monday the 13th, so just scroll down to read the post. Thanks

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Building Updates

Hi all! I am pretty excited this week, we are seeing some real progress on our future site. This week the walls are coming down! Here are a few pics

I love being part of this church! I love what God is doing in us and through us! I can't wait to see what He is going to do next! I know that none of that has anything to do with tearing out walls but I am feeling a great sense of the Holy Spirit in my life and in the house right now and I am stoked! Don't come alone on Sunday, I believe that God is going to do great things!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Building Update

I'll tell you what Bob and the crew are machines. They got a whole lot more done this week. Here are a few more pics. This view is from the front wall of the school toward the back.
Here you can see where the wall was removed so that we could make more room for a foyer/ Youth Room The two holes you see in the far wall are the two doors going into the kitchen, that's right a kitchen big enough for two doors.
This view is from the hall looking toward the front of the building.

Things are progressing well and it looks like we can probably do a tour next week Sunday. I will keep you posted. Here is the thing though, we are making a large welcoming foyer to serve guest better so keep inviting people that you know that don't go to church. See you tomorrow!

Life Principles (Part 3)

The third principle that I live by and work hard at passing down to my children is found in James 4:6 where it says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. I don't know about you but pride is a huge struggle for me. I have to carefully and strategically work at keeping pride out of my life and staying humble.

Have you ever had moments in your life when you felt a separation from God and wondered why? For me most of the time when that happens it is because I have allowed pride to separate me form God, I have taken something on with a, don't worry about me God, I have got this covered, attitude. As long as I stay reliant on Jesus and the work He is doing in me I can keep humble. So I try to stay really close.

Tomorrow is Sunday so try to bring someone with you and don't forget to pray that God will do something great as we gather together.

Life Principles (Part 2)

The second principle I live by is found in Romans 12:15 and it says to Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep. I think it is so important for us to truly care for each other and feel each others gains or losses.

It is often very easy to weep with those who weep, because we can be caught up in the emotion with them, but rejoicing with those who rejoice is a bit more difficult. When others do well and we are not doing well it can seem unfair and often we ask God when it will be our turn to rejoice. Here is the truth, whether or not someone else is blessed has no bearing on God's ability to bless you, He is able to bless all and never run out, but the way we respond to the blessing of others is very telling about who we are on the inside.

So next time you feel uptight when you see God bless others, do a heart check and give thanks for all that God has done for you. When you see someone going through a hard time, help to carry them through. I believe that if we do that it will be great for God's Kingdom.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Life Principles (Part 1)

I think that it is so important that each of us have some clearly defined principles by which we live our life. Principles that are non-negotiable, and guide our lives to a great degree. I have a few that I live by and I will share them with you to give you an idea of what I mean.

The first principle I live by is "I am a steward, not an owner". I gave my heart and life to Jesus many years ago and have through the process of time submitted to Him as the Lord of my life. I have made Him the supreme ruler of my universe and I try to do what He says do, and go where He says go. This affects every part of my life, because this principle applies to my wealth, my health, my children, Kristine, and to everything else in my life.

I am a manager and I spend my life trying to use what God has given to me to advance His Kingdom, and bring honour to Him. At times I forget that I don't own the stuff, but because I have ingrained this principle into my mind and my heart I don't stray for long.

What about you, are you still an owner or have you given all to Jesus as your Lord?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

With Everything?

Man, God is really challenging me lately. I was spending some time in prayer and worship this morning, I was singing "With Everything" by Hillsong, and I really sensed that God was asking me, "Really, do you love me with everything"? Here is the thing, we often say things with out thinking, or we think but not really.

God is calling us to an authentic walk with Him. He's asking us to give Him everything, and He wants us to say yes to Him. He wants us to know Him and be known by Him, which seems like a dumb thing to say, because He already knows all. The thing is though He wants us to realize that He knows all, so we stop hiding. He wants us to invite Him into all the areas of our lives, the parts we are proud of and the parts we are not so proud of. To know Him and be known by Him.

So I challenge you today to get honest with God and really love Him with everything.