Sunday, May 31, 2009

Kansas Abortion Doctor Killed in Church

Lord, forgive the wrong thinking that violence can overcome violence. 

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:21).

Only love wins!

WICHITA, Kan. – Dr. George Tiller, one of the nation's few providers oflate-term abortions despite decades of protests and attacks, was shot and killed Sunday in a church where he was serving as an usher.

The gunman fled, but a 51-year-old suspect was detained some 170 miles away in suburban Kansas City three hours after the shooting, Wichita Deputy Police Chief Tom Stolz said. 

Read the full article here.

Friday, May 29, 2009

This is Ridiculous!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Shave My BIG BEARD & Help the Costa Rica Missions Team!


Bring your $ beginning Wednesday night to buy raffle tickets for your chance to win!

The winner will be selected at our Celebrate Small Groups Party on Sunday night, June 7th @ The Fenimore Home.

They will then be given the clippers and can artistically cut off PK's beard!

Tickets will be $1 each or 10 for $5.

If $1,000 is raised, I will also let the person buzz my head and will give half of the money to World Vision.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Supermarket

Got this from my uncle. Thought it was funny. Might take you a second to get it. Think.

A new supermarket opened in Hampton . It has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain. When you pass the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and you experience the scent of fresh mown hay. In the meat department, there is the aroma of charcoal grilled steaks with onions. When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle, and the air is filled with the pleasing aroma of bacon and eggs frying. The bread department features the tantalizing smell of fresh baked bread and cookies.

I don't buy toilet paper there any more.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Le Shot

Although I was pulling for Orlando, this LeBron James shot will be talked about for a hundred years!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Skidboot

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Serving Senior Citizens










Today our Costa Rica team along with several other students from our church and youth ministry served at the Senior Saints Luncheon hosted by our church. It was great, and the attendees were very generous in giving us donations to help with our trip. It's hard to believe that we're only 38 days away from our departure.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Kobe Schooled Playground Style!

BIG BEARD for small groups Week 5

U.S. defense chief lauds soldier in pink boxers

Now that's commitment! Read the full article here.

The Bible Bill?

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2009, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) hopes you’ll be ringing in “the Year of the Bible.” 

Click here to read the entire article.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kiwi Bacon ... Very Funny!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Green Team


So the Lord really challenged me about 10 months ago regarding my stewardship of the earth. Ever since we have been very intentional about recycling and doing a better job of managing the waste we produce in our home. 

A few months ago I approached one of the science teachers at our school and asked if I could invite some students to join me in a push to try and get our church and school on the recycling boat. With such a large facility it's a real shame that we go through so much plastic, paper, and cardboard without any recycling. So, our team has been studying God's Word for for a theological basis for our presentation, surveying the facilities, and researching recycling. Today we took a trip to the Smithtown Sanitation Department and met with a representative there. He was very helpful. I am now pursuing a couple more meetings and then we are planning to give an official presentation to leadership from the church and school. Pray for us! It's a big project, but I truly believe it is part of our responsibility as God's children!

Prepare Go Live ... AWESOME NEW PRODUCT FROM SIMPLY YOUTH MINISTRY!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Q & A with Craig Groeschel

Quote of the Day

I found this statement by Ed Young, Jr. on his blog and it resonated with my heart. Enjoy!

"If it ain't broke, break it.

"In other words, change. Just to change. That may sound like an odd statement, but it's vital. Why? Because change is the guts of creativity.

"We all want to be creative. But to do that, in any venue of life, we have to be willing to change. Something. Anything. And we have to do it before we need to do it.

"One of the biggest pitfalls we find ourselves in is the inability, or unwillingness, to change. We lock ourselves into a style, a look, a time zone. And after a while, everything we do and say looks and sounds like circa 2002.

"When you drill it down, the lack of change is all about fear. Many people and leaders resist the need to change because of the resistance of change. But there's a spin cycle of success when it comes to change.

"Change. Conflict. Growth.

"If you want your life and your leadership to reach the level God wants it to, you have to change."

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Friendship Dilemma

By Erwin Raphael McManus

Can pastors and church leaders be real friends? In our multi-ethnic, multi-generational community, yes, we risk growing close.

Early on I was told it is important for a pastor to keep relational distance from the people he works with. The objectivity needed to make hard decisions must not be compromised. (After all, you can’t be friends with your boss!)

I disagree.

Read the full article here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Eucharist Painting

Misconceptions About Jesus

I love these videos! Found them back when they first came out, and just thought of them today and hunted them down. Unfortunately there has been some editing, but they're still hilarious! They were created by vintage21 and are not intended to mock Jesus, but rather launch discussion about misconceptions about Jesus - that he was/is weak, boring, disconnected, irrelevant.

How witch hunts, inquisitions, jihads, holy wars, and new denominations begin ...

Found this one on Brian McLaren's Blog. Thought it was quite fun! Enjoy!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

And The Girls Got to Ride a Horse!

The couple we did yard work for today board horses for the horse farm next door to them, so the girls were able to go for a horse ride with the couple's granddaughter, one of their friends from church.









Cost Rica Team Serving Jesus

Today our Costa Rica team did yard work for a senior couple in our church as a service project. It was a lot of fun, we did a lot of work in just four hours that would have taken them days to do (or a lot of money to hire someone to do), and in addition to a great lunch and ice cream, they also made a donation to help us with our trip! What a great day!












Planet Impact Helps Migrant Workers

As part of our Fill the Tub program for the months of February and March we collected personal items for migrant workers in conjunction with the racetrack chaplaincy of America, a ministry that cares for migrant workers that work on horse farms. On Wednesday, April 29th Planet Impact staff member Kerry Mannix and four girls from our youth ministry delivered the items to Belmont and had the privilege to seeing the smiles on the faces of the recipients as they benefited from our giving.








Friday, May 15, 2009