Sunday Night Mind Dump

Weekends at First Trinity are filled with so many things…here I’m sharing the view from my seat. The view from my seat at First Trinity is limited this week! I worshipped at the 8:45 service and then left for Kansas City. I am leading a KINDLE Learning Event here and then spending a few days…

Sunday Night Mind Dump

What a day! Usually when my phone rings at home on Sunday  morning about 7:45 and it’s from Pastor Chuck, it’s not good news. 🙂 And today it was, “Sue, the sanctuary is flooded. And not just a little water, either.” Mike Zekas was already there, mopping and shop-vacuuming up the water (soon to be…

Seen at the Workcamp Send-off today….

So, I’m at the Workcamp sendoff today. Jason and 24 other youth and adults are headed to Nashville to serve needy and elderly people in the name of Jesus. I was in the restroom and heard Kelsey and Laura talking about how they have had a hard time getting their head in the right place…

One Reason Mission Trips and Workcamps Matter

Seth Godin wrote about intentionally building community in groups today. A man after my own heart! Taking the time to intentionally build community is so important. Seth Godin might not say it, but I believe it’s most important because God created us to be in community: Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who…

Sunday Night Mind Dump

Here goes! Saw some VBS families at church today–cool stuff. Hoping they’ll be back next week. Check out the photo (above) from the 11:15 children’s message. We were praying over Pastor Chuck (he’s in there somewhere) on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of his ordination (when he became a Pastor). Jim Brese took the…

Workcamp ROCKS!!!

Some of my favorite ministry memories come from Workcamp trips. Workcamp is when our high school youth head to a community with hundreds of other Christian kids from around the country, get into work crews and repair/refurbish the homes of needy and elderly in that community.  Workcamp ROCKS because kids grow in their faith, they…