Sunday Night Mind Dump

I had fun being a substitute in the Handbell Choir at 8:45. They are planning to play once a month–and it’s beautiful stuff. I was disappointed in myself because I played a lot better in the rehearsal than I did in the service. Sue Brese reminded me that for the most part people listening just…

Sunday Night Mind Dump

There’s all kinds of research that says children having Christian adults (other than their parents) who know them and call them by name has a significant positive impact on their spritual growth. SOOOO…I’m on a quest to learn a different child’s name every week. Today I took on two brothers who I always get confused:…

Sunday Night Mind Dump

So many great things about today…I’m headed to bed a grateful girl. 🙂 Lots of people in church today. Lots of visitors. Rally Day was absolutely the best since I’ve been here. The volunteers were so great, especially the Kingdom Quest Leadership Team. The model worked: 30 minutes of “wandering” time for people to meet…

Gratitude rears its’ beautiful head once again…

  You know–I’m a gratitude junkie. I got a fix today coming from what might seem a most unlikely place: a professional athlete. Kevin Everett, the Buffalo Bills tight end who had a career-ending (and almost life-ending) injury in the first game of the season, is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. It…

What I learned yesterday…

Here’s what I learned at First Trinity yesterday: I don’t have to know the whole Bible to tell someone what I believe–or why Christmas matters. One verse (Romans 6:23) tells the story: wages/sin/death BUT gift/God/life! Thanks, Pastor Chuck. Seeing God’s Word through the eyes of children touches my heart, too. When I asked the kids…

Dynamite Combo!

I am so excited for tomorrow! Worship (sermon sounds awesome), Kingdom Quest (I am playing an angel named Ruby), AND Chiavetta’s Chicken!!! Can you imagine worshiping God with the smell of Chiavetta’s wafting through the building??!?! Doesn’t get much better than that! Still tickets available for the dinner…benefits the Haiti 2008 Mission trip. Serving from…

Always Giving Thanks…#5

Here’s today’s list of things I’m grateful for about First Trinity: For the raging sense of humor around here! Witness the guest pad from worship yesterday: Looks like Buffalo Bills GM, Marv Levy, was sitting right between the Morris Family and the Conwell’s at the 11:15 service! Too bad his attendance didn’t help the Bills…