Friday, September 26, 2008

It is what it is. and it is a new day

And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. 12 But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy. 13 No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away. Ezra 3

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Well the first pictures from our Fall kickoff are in.

I like this one cause it shows the scale of our whale.  All the shoes are remnants of children the whale has already consumed.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


"Esther, look at the green light... ya that green light"

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The start of a full week

So it's kickoff weekend and that means my todo list is bigger than my week probably.

But i was still glad to have Ester with me at the Office this morning.

Off we go to Office #2

Thursday, September 04, 2008


I was reading Ezekiel this morning and stumbled across a phrase.

"When this happens, you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD."

It reminded me how we slip into the delusion that the things that happen in our lives are somehow a product of our own efforts or our own deservedness, or our own positive thinking.

Now i realize i must work honestly and honorably in this life. That in that way i share the responsibility of my fate. Sometimes lazy hands make a man poor (Proverbs 10:4)

I also realize that if i think i can, there is a better chance of my caboose cresting whatever mountain is ahead of me.

But if i think i am blessed because i deserve it, i am deluded. If i think my life is blessed cause i did good or cursed cause i do evil. If i think that i can have whatever i want if i just believe, i have forgotten that there is a God who is sovereign.

Time and time again God acts to show us That he is, who he is, and what he is like and we miss it.

Today I'm going to look with more care, to see the sovereignty of God.

And i'm going to be thankful that the God who is sovereign is also the God whose love has no limits, whose grace has no measure, his power has no boundaries known unto man. And out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He gives and gives and gives again.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

First Day of School

The day my kids have been waiting for for a long long time.

The first day of school has finally arrived.

three happy kids - all bearing the bruises of a full summer.

I can't wait til next year when Esther will join her siblings.

Worship Planning

Ok so we have a lot of people who are now part of the worship planning process at our church.  Worship Leaders, team members, Team Leaders, Audio Video people etc.  And while this affords us lots of help, it also means it's hard to keep track of who is doing what and when in order to make sure things don't slip through the cracks.

As i often do when i have a question about worship stuff i emailed Chris at Orangeville Baptist Church for help.

He pointed me straight to these guys!

What a great tool.  They even have a free subscription to get guys like me hooked.  I expect we will upgrade our subscription at some point cause i can already see how great this resource is.

This made my day.

Monday, September 01, 2008


ok so if you have been following me lately you will notice that over the last week or so i have tried about 7 different blog templates.

i just can't find the one i like.

i think i'll play with this one a bit.

not that you know which one this is but let me know if you like it...