Thursday, January 14, 2010

He's coming home!

We just got word--our new baby is coming to live with us! As many of you know, we have been working on adopting a beautiful baby boy, who is currently in Arizona. Well, all the initial paperwork is done, and we are leaving early tomorrow morning to pick him up!

Pray for us. This is just the first step in the adoption process. We've got a ways to go before he's "officially" ours.

Also, one of the coolest things about this whole situation has been how our church has rallied around us. For example, we have a community outreach planned for Saturday. I was planning on calling everybody and rescheduling it for a Saturday when I can be there. But one of our members told the Mighty Mrs. J, "We can do it anyway. After all, pastor says it's not a one-man show. We're all part of God's mission." So the outreach goes on!

I'm blessed and happy that the message is resonating with our church folks.

Oh, and if you're wondering whether there will be a massive onslaught of pictures of the new baby...I think you already know the answer to that question...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm a sucker for book giveaways...

I'm not ashamed to admit it: I love books. And I love free books best of all. And the fine folks at SBC Voices are giving away some books. Not just any books, mind you. These are high quality books, printed on sturdy paper with solid binding.

The books in question are:

Calvin's Institutes
Sailhamer's The Meaning of the Pentateuch
Marshall & Payne's The Trellis and the Vine

If you went to Brethren High School like I did, you'll want to check out some literacy courses, then go enter this contest. Otherwise, just go enter:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Finally caught up on sermon uploads...

Finally got the sermon from last Sunday uploaded. It's about putting God first in 2010. It's available for your dining and dancing pleasure at the church blog.

Sermon notes are there also. I know, I am almost too generous...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Nothing better than self-promotion...

I know that for many of you, there's been one thing missing from 2010 so far: a sermon from me.

Well, now that has all changed. The audio of my December 20 sermon, "3 Things Christmas Reveals about God, " is up at the church website. Click here to get to it.

And yes, I know that Christmas was almost 2 weeks ago. I've been busy...