Here are some random thoughts from this week:
I love the honesty and real talk that takes place in our community group each week! As we talked about City Church Tallahassee Vision, Mission and Values this week, one statement stood out more than any other from one of our group members. As we talked about reaching our community, he said (paraphrase) “Look at the text messages on your phone. How many of them are from/to people who are not Christ Followers? Maybe that tells us something about who we really care about.” His intent was we need to be involved in the lives of others, especially those who don’t know Christ. I appreciate his straight forward approach to life!
Continued to have good conversations about prayer with my wife, Cyndi this week. As she reads The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson, it has opened up new dialogue about prayer and specific prayers we both are praying! Although we have always had a very good line of communication with each other, this has been a fresh approach to something dear to each of our hearts. Praying specific prayers together is a good thing! God will honor them I know!
We spent some time doing yard work this week. With our frequent commute to Tallahassee each weekend, our yard is sometimes not the first to be attended when we get home each week. As we were in the front, several cars slowly drove by – looking. Some drove by more than once. As we came inside our realtor called to see if someone could show our house in an hour. Talk about some quick straightening on the inside! I’m convinced this is going to be the answer to a specific prayer of ours!
Watched a leadership lesson play out this week. One about delegation and being prepared. While it turned out not so good, it will still be a good lesson for those involved. Fortunately it was an issue far down on the list of “importance”. Sometimes you have to let people fail in order for them to lead – it’s all part of learning!
Easter At The Civic Center is going to be a big deal! Not for City Church Tallahassee but for God! I’m excited about the thousands of people who will attend and hear the gospel. Some for the very first time. It’s going to take hundreds of volunteers to make this worship event work like it should and I’m thankful for the many people who are stepping up to fill a needed spot. I can’t wait to write some about the neat things that happen that day!
Tomorrow is my wife’s birthday! I can’t wait to celebrate it with her! Part of the celebration will be seeing The Hunger Games. That will be a treat as the family will be watching together! We both love the time we get to spend with our kids! Hoping this year will be one of the best my wife has ever experienced!