Just had an amazing trip to the Northwest! It was a huge weekend! It started with a really creative “Round” Saturday night with some really cool artists, all focused on the theme of HOPE. Sunday morning church was with the worship team at Christ the King, then we had a Sunday evening MS dinner concert sponsored by the Samson Society! Woo hoo! Monday, I met with the Samson guys – sat through a boring basketball game, and talked about intentionality. I’m a thankful man!
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I’m very excited about this tune – not only because it’s super fun to listen to…but because it has a message I NEED TO HEAR myself every day — that God’s gift of life and love is new to me every morning I wake up, that I no longer need to dwell on the mistakes of the past, but I can cling to the hope of God’s promises to take care of me. And I’m thrilled that radio promotions genius Wendell Gafford is coming alongside me to help more people hear this tune.
Have you heard it yet? Check it out here, with my visual commentary added in for good measure…
Had an amazing special Worship Event at Brook Hollow Baptist last night. Mary Lu Smith painted the face of Christ while I sang, we had videos, and others read Scripture and gave testimony. I’m thankful for the creative partnering of Pastor Gholson!
(Video of this post is below!) It’s easy to live life constantly looking to be loved. I know, because I’ve done it. I’ve gone out of my way to be nice and do things for people my whole life. Now, that’s not a bad thing. It’s just that I’ve loved with the gumball machine mentality. Put the nickel in, get a gumball. I’ve loved, and then wanted someone to step up to the challenge of loving me back to the same extent that I have loved.
This has only left me feeling disappointed and resentful. Hooray for miserable me.
Imagine putting money in the offering plate at church, and then insisting that you find out exactly where those specific dollars end up. Or giving money to the homeless lady at the end of the freeway ramp, and then following her to find out what she spends it on.
I have been the king of loving with strings attached…so it’s no wonder why I have felt so entangled my whole life.