forgetting the obvious

At our church, we are committed to memorizing God’s Word. Each Wednesday night prayer meeting we pass out memory verse cards and the following week we take a few minutes to hear people quote them. It is very encouraging to hear folks committing truth to memory.

This past week was 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

All people are prone to forgetting the obvious at times. Like Tiger Woods not “having fun” playing golf. Like me hopping out of my car to run inside the house while my car is in reverse and rolling down the driveway.

While we were quoting this verse, I stopped and asked the church if they were doing it. If they were building each other up. It got quiet quickly. It was as if we thought we were only to memorize the verse and not take it to heart so that we would be obedient and faithful.

Lets not forget the obvious, especially when the obvious is living out this verse. Lets encourage and build one another up. And so prove to be a healthy church.

the harvest is plentiful…

“the harvest is plentiful…” in our garden. It has been such a God-centered hobby for me this summer to take care of the garden. Here is what got out of it today. “God gives the increase.”

Tebow…letting the light shine

Almost all Christians in America know and love Tim Tebow.

His ability to love and represent Jesus faithfully in such a high profile position is awesome and inspiring. Now his new NFL teammates are starting to see it too. All-pro teammate Champ Bailey’s recent comments encourage me so much.

Please click the link and take time to read. God is being glorified by the way others are seeing Tim Tebow live for Jesus. We thank God for this.

softball tournament 2nd round

Last week was our opening game in our end of the season softball tournament.

We had a good crowd supporting us, and we won. We were so excited.

We play our 2nd round game tonight. It will be a tough one. They are a higher seed than us, but we are up for the challenge. We play tonight at 6:30 at Valley View.

group jump

This is four of us jumping at the same time. From left. Josh Vincent, Anthony Nease, Seth Springs, and me. (my shorts flew up.)

its hot!

What in the world is going on?

It is 100 degrees today in Louisville, KY, and the heat index is 114 degrees.

Last summer, we only had 3 days above 90 degrees. It’s hot!

walls of truth

A group in our church recently began their own business of putting the truth of God’s Word on walls of homes and buildings.

This idea comes from Deuteronomy 6

“6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

This picture was taken from my phone and is this very passage – Deut. 6:6-7.  If you would like for them to put a verse in your home, they would be glad to work with you.