* GREAT SERVICE TONIGHT!! Band cranked as always... :-) Our message format was a little different tonight... I interviewed THIS GUY, who is headed to Germany as a missionary next year. He was my boss, a few years ago, when I worked part-time at a local Christian bookstore... and we've become good friends since over the last couple of years. It was great... the Mosaic crowd got to see what God is calling Mike to do overseas, and see that essentially it is the same as what He calls US to do here!
* My good friend ROB was in the house tonight... he'd been in Portland for the last couple of years, hanging out with an ACTS 29 church out there... now, he's back in the area, ready again to get busy for Jesus. Good seeing you tonight, friend! ;-)
* I preached this morning at THIS CHURCH, whose interim pastor is my good friend (and former Bible College professor) Steve Layne. More importantly than all that, he's a COWBOYS' FAN! ;-) Steve had an opportunity to go up north to do some salmon fishing, and asked me to stand in his stead... glad I went, because we had a great time! He might not get his job back now... haha! Just kidding... for those who don't know him, he's ONE OF THE BEST BIBLE TEACHERS AROUND... I was honored to stand for him!
* RED SOX NATION, baby! 2nd World Series title in 4 years... both by sweeps!! They should be great for awhile to come!
* WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SKINS YESTERDAY?!?!?! Wow... they got DESTROYED!!! :-)
* Starting a 3-week series on prayer this coming Sunday... VERTICAL: Connecting with God... can't wait! My prayer life sucks sometimes, so I needed this study! BRING ALONG SOMEONE WITH YOU TO OUR GATHERING... and expect to be both challenged and changed!!