Monday, January 30, 2006

Any Good News Out There?

It's only Monday, and already I've received terrible news from two great friends of mine. One couple lost their unborn baby and another got fired from a "church" in a bad situation.
Both friends live in Kansas. I wish I could be with them right now and, well...just be with them!
It's hard to know what to say when these weeks happen...nothing but bad news and hurt feelings. I just pray that God is seen as the answer and not the problem.

So...any good news out there? Anybody have some blessings they want to share? If some of my friends are getting rained on, there MUST be someone with some sunshine! Please share!!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Pray for Winterfest Trip!

We are taking 10 people to Winterfest this year...leaving about noon and traveling for a little more than five hours.
Last year there was a tragedy when another youth group got into a wreck on the way back from Winterfest.
  • Please pray that all will travel safely this year (including us!)
  • Pray for peace upon the families whose children were involved in the wreck last year.
  • Pray that God's name is glorified in our worship and actions.
  • Pray that some young hearts would be impacted by the good news of Jesus Christ!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

2006 Resolutions: Part Two

OK, some more resolutions for this year:
1. Relationships - I want to have several folks of which I can say, "Yes, they are a close friend." I want to "hang out" again! Also, my youth ministry needs to be driven by relationships rather than developing good programs. I want to be "Older Brother" rather than Youth Ministry Director! I want to continue improving my relationship with my wife...I want to get better at being a servant.
2. God - I want to trust Him more with my life. I want to talk to Him like a close friend. I WILL read my Bible with my wife every day. We will go through the New Testament and actually STUDY the text. We will pray together. We will not just ask for things, but ask for opportunities. We will not just ask for things, but praise God for the abundance we already possess! I will examine my movie and CD collection and get rid of the things I would not allow my son to listen to or watch. I pray that God will lead me to a soul who needs to hear some Good News.

Alright, so I measured my body fat. Uuugh! So I'm about 25.9% That is waaaaaaaaaaay overfat! Looks like I need to get down to the range of 14.6 to 16.4 to be in an ideal range. Stay tuned for details!

Any new resolutions out there? What goals are YOU shooting for?

Thursday, January 12, 2006

2006 Resolutions:Part One

The time has come to once again make goals for the new year only to break them in about three weeks. I am determined to do better this year, though. I have written "check points" into my day planner so that I can track my progress. Here are a few of my "less important" goals. I write them down so that you can ask me how I'm doing later in the year.
1) Hobbies/Achievements - Finish a book by year's end! You probably know that I have several book ideas, but I never focused on one. This year, I am choosing ONE idea and working on it every week. I hope to be done with my first draft by summer. Then I will complete my third draft of it by December.
2) Weight - I'm not so much focusing on weight this year as body fat percentage. I have ordered some measuring calipers and I will let you know the bad news as soon as I get them! My goal is to get down to a healthy body fat percentage by the end of the year.

My next post will contain some more resolutions for 2006. Until then...WHAT ARE YOUR RESOLUTIONS FOR THIS YEAR? Maybe we can start following up with each other!!!!! Feel free to post a comment!