Monthly Archives: August 2010

Ellie laughs

Ellie laughed as she fed herself cheese puffs yesterday.  What can I say?  She is precious.

Brian


welcome to Missouri//of snot and bad haircuts

I used to have a flowing mane of great hair.  Well, at least in the Windows 7 version of my memory I did.  Then, I went to a new stylist on Thursday.  She took care of it.

I said that I wanted to keep it kind of long and shaggy looking.  She had a different idea.

Then, I got a sinus infection.  That was most of Friday.  More pressure and pain than I’ve ever had with something like that.  Felt like I wanted to vomit.

But, some great new friends came to visit.  They have 5 kids also.  Jeff and Wini, great to see you guys.

This weekend, our first visitors from Gadrock will be in town.  Expect a barrage of tweets and pics.

Following God is always a great adventure.  (Cue Steven Curtis)

Brian


8.29.10 @ Lynwood

Last weekend was a great one at Lynwood.  We reached into the community and the surrounding area touching people in need and sharing the gospel.  This weekend we focus on families and how to disciple our children.  Sunday will be all about Godly parenting and our plan to disciple families.  We will sing:

Arise

Hosanna

How Can I Keep from Singing

God of Wonders

It’s gonna be a good day.  I can’t wait.  Hope you’ll join us.

Brian


welcome to Missouri//my drive to work

Brian


Ellie’s first steps

She finally decided that walking is better than crawling.

So proud.

Brian


spiritual transformation

One of the things that really excites us about Lynwood Baptist Church is the Greater Things Vision.  It’s huge.  Huge!  It includes evangelism, discipleship, ministry, and missions.  In September we will launch the Midwest Center for Spiritual Transformation (MCST – because churches like letters).  The purpose is to disciple believers in Christ.  It will be open to believers whether or not they are members of Lynwood.  Eventually it will also offer associate degrees in divinity for bivocational pastors.  We want to see Christians who are spiritually transformed and spirit filled living and serving for the glory of the Lord.  So what is the purpose of spiritual transformation?  Colossians 1:9-12 says,

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.  May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

Paul prays for the believers at Colosse that they would be filled with an intimate knowledge of God, knowing and living His will while knowing, understanding, and applying His Word.  The purpose?  That they would “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord.”  That they would live in a manner consistent with the Word of God, displaying the genuine presence of the Lord in their lives.  That they would be different.  Different than the world.  This kind of life pleases God and bears fruit for His glory.  Believers walking this way continually grow.  They are filled with His power and strength and ultimately worship their Lord in everything they do.

I want to live and walk this way.  I have a long way to go.  If you want to walk this way, get in the Word and get on your knees.  If you are in the Cape Girardeau area, come be apart of the Midwest Center for Spiritual Transformation.  Let’s grow and seek to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord.

Brian


no pain, no gain

Ran the Lynwood 5k today.  Posted a respectable time for someone who hasn’t run consistently for quite some time while eating like there’s no tomorrow.  Got beat by several ladies and kids.  God always keeps me humble.

You may notice that Victoria has a medal around her neck.  She placed third in the 1k Kids Dash in her age division.  She rocks.

Brian