Saturday, February 28, 2009

Eggs, Gambrel and Rocks????

As you can tell I like to change my blog to fit my mood or the season. Well today LeeLou blogs put up their new free 3 column templates and of course I had to change. I look like a Easter egg. Not liking all! I am going to leave it for a day or two but don't be surprised if "bam" its gone.

Moving on...This past week has been a tough one for me. I started out the week floating but very exhausted. He knew that this week was going to be a challenge. As always God provides what we need when we need it. There is always a phone call, an email a blog response or a face book funny that comes from one of my buds that keeps me going. I can't help but know that this is God!

On top of everything else going on in our lives Brent Gambrel challenged me over the weekend. Like I needed anything else to stress about. I am one of those folks he talked about. You know the ones that have been in church most of my life. One of those people that have had the word of God poured into me every Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening. I am one of those people that is so full that I am about to bust at the seems. I guess I am afraid to share any of my good news. I have all of this good stuff inside me and for some reason I don't want to share. I have never really been selfish or at least I didn't think I was selfish...but giving money, food, clothes or my time will never make up for the times that I have missed in the past 25 years to tell others about God. Brent told us to be a funnel. Take in and then pour out to all of those around us. If not we become stagnant.

57As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
58Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." 59He said to another man, "Follow me." But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." 60Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." 61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family." 62Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God." - Luke 9:57-62

Once again God has revealed to me that the decisions I have made over the past year have all been for him. I have thought many times why fool with this...And always God shows me why. Thank God for in our times of weakness He is always there to get us through.

One last thing today...this past week my status on facebook was "God always provides. It may not be what we want but it is always what we need. Amen!" Teri, a friend of mine from church commented, "Does this mean you got a rock instead of a diamond?" I laughed so hard I am glad no one was around they would of thought I was crazy. When God gives me rocks...I should know what to do with them...Kenny is the Rock Man!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday. Be the funnel!!!

God is so Good!

Friday, February 27, 2009

DoXa SuNdAY!!

I know, I know, by now you are in picture overload but I just need to share a few more. This is our Sunday Service. All of the kids that went to the DOXA weekend wore their sweat shirts to church even Bro. Joe preached in his sweat shirt.

God is so Good!

How do we say Thank You???

Post It/Wrap It Baby!!!

One of the rules this past weekend was that we were not to be out rolling yards. Of course Staci and I had already decided to do some rolling. We thought that it was best not to since it had been mentioned from the stage in the sanctuary. On Saturday night Tom our youth pastor put a few more rules out there for rolling, no wrapping, no egging, no oreo cookie's on anything basically we were to go home and do nothing. So...Staci and I decided after our small group that night that we should saran wrap Toms car on Sunday after Sunday School and before Church service. I have always said that the yards you roll and cars you wrap belong to people that you really like because you wouldn't go to that much trouble for someone you didn't like. It's almost an honor...right??? We also figured that we couldn't get in trouble after the fact. It wasn't actually DOXA weekend anymore and what a wonderful way to say "thank you!"

Thanks Bro. Tom for the wonderful weekend!

God is so Good!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Glory, Glory and More GLORY!

Wow, today is Friday...I don't know where this week went. I haven't posted since last Friday. Saturday and Sunday's post were done on Friday because I knew that I would not have time.
I spent Monday recuperating and catching up on sleep. Tuesday and Wednesday were used to just plain ole' catch up on everything else.

This weekend was amazing. If it was up to me I would do this all the time. I would just go from one youth weekend to the next. I think (no I know) this weekend did our adults as much good as it did the kids. So put your seat belts on and hang on tight because I am fixin' to give you the whirlwind tour of our GLORY-ious weekend.

Friday we met at the host church at 7:00 p.m. for sign-ups and some fellowship before the services started at 8:00. There were so many faces I knew and a bunch that I didn't know. There were three different youth groups coming to this Disciple Now Weekend. You could feel the excitement in the room. Little did we know how amazing this weekend was going to be. The band was Making Mallory and the speaker for the weekend was Brent Gambrell. Wow!!!

Brent Gambrell China loving the band!

Making Mallory

Saturday started off early. Which anything would of felt early being as we didn't get in the bed until after 3:30 a.m. There was 12 girls at the host home where I stayed. Twelve girls in one house...AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! The thought was scary at first but these girls were wonderful. Saturday they were up and all ready an hour before we had to be there. Amazing!!

We had a great breakfast consisting of pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, bacon, bacon egg and cheese casserole, fruit, orange juice, milk and a whole lot of COFFEE!!

This mornings music and study was even better than the night before. I thought that the kids might have a hard time staying awake but once again Brent Gambrell and the band Making Mallory were too good to miss. Not a shut eye or bobbing head in the house. After our morning session we had a pizza lunch at the host church. Once we finished lunch we were off to Laser Quest.

After Laser Quest we went to our host homes for a taco dinner and to get ready for the evening session. As tired as the girls were they were ready to go when the cars rolled. That told me a whole lot about how much they were enjoying Brent Gambrell and Making Mallory.

Saturday evening was amazing! There were several teenagers saved and a whole bunch of them that realized that their lives were not going in the right direction. I am so proud when teenagers have the foresight to see that they may be heading down the wrong road. God is working in their lives and it is an amazing work to watch. Saturday night we met once again back at our host house for the evening and discussed our thoughts about the message. You could not keep our girls quiet. Amen!!!!!!

One of the themes that has stuck with our kids is that we need to be a funnel. We can keep pouring and pouring the word of God into our kids but if they don't use what has been poured in it will become stagnant. We must have the word of God poured into us and it must flow out of us into our lives, schools, friendships, families and communities. We must be the funnel not the stagnant pool of water.

God is so Good!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Continue to PRAY!!!

Today is Sunday and the last morning of our Doxa weekend. Today I want to ask for special prayer for the kids that have been here all weekend. I want you to pray for them to be able to take what they have heard here this weekend and go out and meet the world with a whole new perspective. Being a teenager is tough these days and I hope as they go to school, ballgames, parties and to friends houses others will be able to see "DOXA" the glory of God shining in them.

God is so Good!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Pray for lives to be changed!!!!

God is so Good!