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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday Thoughts 6.29.12

1.  I think the more we try to maintain our reputation - the more likely it is to completely crumble.

2.  The only solution to #1 is to stand behind Christ.

3.  Twitter was down last week.  Productivity skyrocketed.

4.  So - this whole "water your lawn or it turns brown" thing is for the birds.

5.  I had a dream Sunday night that we hosted a Justin Bieber concert, at the church.  Load-in started at 2AM, and sound check was at 8AM.  I woke up in cold sweats.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday - June 24, 2012

Good morning!

Greg Poole wrapped up his 3-part sermon series yesterday.  We continue with Bob's sabbatical speaker series with next week's speaker - Ray Cortese from Seven Rivers in Florida.  You're not going to want to miss it!

We opened yesterday with Awake My Soul - which I often find is a good reminder, and call to worship for my own soul to focus on Jesus.

After our call to worship we sang Not To Us, Our God Saves, I Stand Amazed, and Enough.

Our offering song was a new tune from Paul Baloche called The Same Love.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Favorites 6.22.12

1.  Favorite version of Gotye - 

2.  Favorite geico commercial - 
Gets me everytime.

3.  Favorite complete waste of time - 

4.  Favorite keeping it in proportion - 

5.  Favorite line from upcoming Sunday morning worship service - 
"the same love that set the captives free, the same love that opened eyes to see is calling us all by name, You are calling us all by name"

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Thoughts 6.21.12

1.  I saw a guy riding a motorcycle with a full-faced helmet, but he had on shorts, a t-shirt, and flip-flops.  #paradox

2.  I think I represent the last generation of capitalists.

3.  I play with some of the best musicians in the city.

4.  I started recording some songs this week.  I almost forgot what it was like to create music.

5.  My oldest turned 11 last Friday.  You know when your parents say "it goes by so fast...?"  It really does.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday - June 17, 2012

Choir sang again yesterday.  I love choir Sundays!  Choir now takes a break until August, when we'll resume rehearsals on Wednesday night, August 8th.

We opened yesterday with one of my favorite Tommy Walker tunes - I Have a Hope.

After our call to worship we sang Hosanna, Joyful, The Stand, God of This City, and Before the Throne of God Above.

Our offering song was a new tune that I introduced during communion last week called Great I Am from New Life Worship.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Favorites 6.15.12

1.  Favorite birthday to celebrate today - 
Happy birthday to my NICU baby - Drake Sears.  Born 11 years ago.  He had quite the problems when he was born.  I'm amazed daily at how God uses him and has blessed our lives through him.

2.  Favorite reason to never eat McDonald's french fries... ever - 

3.  Favorite congressional hearing - 
Surely you've seen this, but in case you haven't...

4.  Favorite Mr Rogers episode - 
Absolutely LOVED Mr Rogers.  Watched him everyday.

5. Favorite line from upcoming Sunday morning worship set "the mountains shake before You. The demons runs and flee, at the mention of Your name King of Majesty"

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday Thoughts 6.14.12

1. I'm at the beach.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Morning Recap for Sunday June 10, 2012

Had a little "Oak Mountain Unplugged" yesterday.

We opened with All Because of Jesus.

After our call to worship we sang Your Grace is Enough, Stronger, The Solid Rock, and You Never Let Go.

Our offering song was Lift High.

For communion - i introduced a new song (to Oak Mountain) called Great I Am.  We also sang Streams of Living Water Flow, from Red Mountain Music.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Friday Favorites 6.8.12

1.  Favorite sportsmanship moment - 
The competitor and high school rival stopped when her competition fell in front of her - and carried her to the finish line

2.  Favorite new worship song - 

3.  Favorite website - 
I started listening to Dave Ramsey in 2008.  Our family finances have never been the same...
Dave Ramsey

4.  Favorite trippandtyler - 

5.  Favorite line from upcoming Sunday morning worship - 
"You are stronger, sin is broken, You have saved me"

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Thursday Thoughts 6.7.12

1.  One of my favorite parts in all of scripture is when God answers Job out of the whirlwind.

2.  Am I the only one that thinks that John Mayer and Johnny Depp may be the same person?

3.  I promise one of the pirates in the Disney ride is real.

4.  Someone stole my iPad, from my office.  Who steals from a church?

5.  Masterchef is on TV again - what a great show.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Monday Morning Recap 6.3.12

Greetings interwebers.

We opened yesterday with Arise and Sing - a new tune from Brenton Brown that we've been working into the sets.

After our call to worship we sang Forever (quite the throwback), Search My Heart - the new tune from Hillsong United, Center, and Be Thou My Vision.

Our offering song was I Lift My Hands.

VBS this week.  Communion this coming Sunday!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Friday Favorites 6.1.12

1.  Favorite news story  - 
Guy paints himself green, then can't scrub it off...

2.  Favorite weekly scene from West Wing - 
I've said this before - and it's worth repeating.  My wife and I watch at least part of an episode of this series every night on DVD, because it's one of the best TV shows ever created.  The writing is brilliant.  The acting and cast are outstanding.  I won't discuss the political influence on the show - but if you haven't watched it, grab the full 7 seasons on DVD.

3.  Favorite new music - 
Check out Josh Garrels - we've also been playing this tune in our preservice mix

4.  Favorite identifier - 
What your toilet paper says about you....

5.  Favorite line from upcoming Sunday morning worship set - 
"I lift my hands to believe again"