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.

marks of the messenger

book coverI just finished reading this great book. It is short, fast, and enjoyable to read. I am working on getting a copy for every household in our church.

It is called Marks of the Messenger and it is written by J. Mack Stiles.

On the last chapter, I wept big wet tears, and I prayed fervently that God would use me, my family, and our church to bring people to Jesus.

Here are some quotes:

“This provides with a check to our evangelism: if many are responding to Jesus, but few are changed, we can be sure there is something wrong with our evangelism.” (page 77)

“We forget that for those who suffer, our answers are better than any the world has ever offered.” (page 65)

“To be a healthy evangelist you must stand against me-centered love by demonstrating self-sacrificing love.” (page 98)

“Move from a love that is self-indulgent to a cross-centered, self-sacrificing love– a love that is in line with the message we share. Demonstrate love with the sacrifice of your life.” (page 99)