Oh My Goodness!

December 1, 2008 at 3:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

This was sent to me this weekend for inspiration.

Comments? Anyone?

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“Christian” Music vs. “Secular” Music

September 24, 2008 at 4:06 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

I’ve been a music director at Cross Point Community Church for a little over two years now. I love my job, but I’ve discovered that I have no influence with people other than Christians. To remedy this, I’ve recently started playing music in bars again.

I’m not playing “Christian” music in the bars; I’m playing “secular” music.

As a side note, I really don’t feel that God cares what kind of music I play as long as I do it to the best of my abilities. All music can be worship music. I played with my 90’s cover band last Monday night a worshiped all through “Round Here” by Counting Crows.

But the important thing is that I’m getting to know more people outside of church. I’m having influence with people outside my circle.

Do you have influence with non-Christians?

This is part of Water Cooler Wednesday

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Ahhhh!

July 31, 2008 at 8:01 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

I’m having one of those weeks where nothing is going my way. I’ve tried everything I can to control my circumstances, but I’m slowly and painfully loosing the battle.

Is this where faith comes into the picture? Is this where I trust that God will save the day? Is that God’s job?

Give me your thoughts.

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Hard Core Church Singers

July 6, 2008 at 11:38 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

At our 6pm service we had about 100 ex cons in attendance.

I know that sounds weird, but it was awesome. These guys were teaching me new ways of expressing myself in worship.

These guys didn’t know any of the songs, but that didn’t stop them from singing their hearts out.

One guy sat on the front row and danced all through the music. I don’t mean the “white sway” that you sometimes see in church. This guy was going to town and didn’t care who saw him.

He was worshiping.

He was excited about God.

It’s amazing to see the full body of Christ(the church) in worship.

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Adoption-harder than you think

June 22, 2008 at 8:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

Well, I am glad that some of you are still reading my husbands blog after all of the controversial issues he has brought up. My name is Laura Morris and I’m guest blogging today.

So, we feel that God is calling us to adopt our second child.

The idea has been on our hearts since before we even had Micah. Now he is almost 2 years old, so we started doing research. For some reason, we were not thinking about how grueling and expensive it is to adopt a child from this country. We are not being picky…we just would like to give a baby a loving home.

It has been very frustrating and sometimes we get overwhelmed by all of the agencies who say that there are many children who need homes, but that we cannot complete the process until we come up with $15,000!!!!

Yes, you heard me correctly: $15,000.

We do not know how it will happen, but we are trying to have faith.

Do any of you have any experience with the process of adopting domestically?

Have you ever experienced feeling called to do something, but it seemed completely impossible?

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vacation

May 22, 2008 at 3:41 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

My church staff and I just got back from a two day stay at a lake outside of Nashville.

It was wonderful. I feel like a different person. Our trip wasn’t cramed full of agendas. It was just time away to get our energy back.

Prior to this trip, I was feeling completly drained. Now my creativity is flowing like it should.

It’s amazing to me how getting away can truely remind you why you do what you do. God has breathed new life into my viens.

Thank God for vacations

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Homeless Friend

April 28, 2008 at 4:24 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

I’ve recently befriended a homeless lady. She usually makes her home in the ally between Cross Point Community Church and Park Ave. Baptist Church.
She’s not pushy. If I give her change she says “thank you,” but she doesn’t get mad if I don’t have change. She spends most of her time outside of the library on Charlotte. She reads a lot. She sits in the sun in the mornings and in the shade in the afternoon. She seems so content.

I don’t know her name, and we usually just talk about the weather.

I don’t know if she dreams of being rich or at least about owning a bed.

I don’t know if she has family somewhere.

I don’t know if she believes in a god.

I don’t know if she eats regularly.

I sometimes wonder what God has planned for people like her. How does this lady fit into His story? How is her life giving glory to His name?

I don’t pretend to understand God. I just have faith that he is in control.

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