Monthly Archives: May 2008

06.01.08 @ MeadowBrook

Set list: Let the Praises Ring, For All You’ve Done, In Your Freedom, Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

The choir will sing: Thou, Oh Lord

Great day ahead.

Brian

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What did you do today?

This is Peighton Streip.  She is 14 years old.  She helped feed people at Way of the Cross ministries today.  Way to go Peighton.  I believe you made God smile.

Brian


They just keep on growing

No matter what you do, your kids just keep on growing.  Brotey turns 5 today.  I remember the day he was born very vividly.  When the doctor said “Push” it was just 5 minutes before he was holding our little boy.  And now he is 5, playing t-ball, and riding a bike without training wheels.  He has a very sweet spirit and is all boy.  Three sisters have not made him effeminate, he just proves that girls can take a punch.

That’s my boy.

Brian


The Unofficial Kid Holiday

It’s the last day of school.  Definitely a kid holiday.  All of the grades are turned.  Their supplies have already been sent home.  The school doesn’t even care if you come or not.  There are nothing but parties.  Summer really begins tomorrow.  Yahoo!

Back then, we couldn’t wait to be adults.  Does anybody else sometimes wish they could be a kid again?

Brian


Quiet Time Confessional #2 – Psalm 8

Funny how things work.  Stayed up later last night, got up earlier this morning, and had a better time with the Lord.  I was awake and alert the entire time.  I still battle a busy mind but being silent first and letting the Lord lead our conversation is helping that.

God spoke right to me this morning from His Word, the Bible, in Psalm 8.  I have been battling thoughts of inferiority and worthlessness.  I think David battled some of the same things as he asked “What is man that you are mindful of Him?  The son of man that you care for Him?”  These are some of the questions that echo in my mind at times.  I think that’s why I still love the song “Friend of God” so much.  God answers David in verses 5-8.  God created us.  He crowned us with glory and honor by creating us in His image.  He put us over the earth and all the creatures in it, to care for His creation.  God loves us, thinks of us, and delights in us.  Thanks for the hug today God.  I really needed it.

Brian


Quiet Time Confessional #1 – Can’t Stay Awake

Has anybody out there ever fallen asleep while having their time with God in the morning?  This morning, I knew I couldn’t kneel.  So I sat on the sofa and prayed, still struggling to stay awake.  As I tried to read the bible, I struggled just to keep my eyes in focus.  I read the Word and I tried to stay focused as I prayed.  I felt like a dog because I knew I was tired because I played all weekend.  Even now, as I wriet this, I feel as though if I stop, I’ll just fall asleep right in my chair.  Do you think God appreciates the fact that we tried?

Brian


la Famiglia!

 I love the scene at the end of Moonstruck where everyone is gathered around the table proclaiming “la Famiglia!”  Friends, family, in-laws – it didn’t matter, they were all family.  That’s how is was at the Crisman household this weekend.  We had family, friends, and a potential in-law all gathered around the table and the pool, but it was all the same.  It was all family.  Great, great weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

la Famiglia!

Brian