BIRTHDAYS: Today is Rachel's 34th B-day so I surprised her with a half-day at the spa. I'm going to pick her up around 1:00 and then we'll head off to a fancy lunch...probably something like Burger King or Quizno's.
BRIDES: Mariah Miles, who oversees our entire small group ministry, recently became engaged to John, one of our interns. His internship is up in a couple of weeks and he has accepted a junior high position at a church in his home state of Oklahoma. I'm super excited for them, but bracing up for a big transition on our team as I set out to find a female associate.
BILLIARDS: Just turned down a really nice pool table that a family in our church wanted to donate to our ministry or our family. Unfortunately there is no room in our junior high tent or our house. I'm sad because I really hate to turn down free stuff!
BLOGS: Lately I've been spending way too much time visiting certain blogs that are highly critical of Saddleback and other large, high profile ministries. I don't even know why I bother because they are written by people who are un-informed and petty. Today, I felt a real sensing of the Spirit that I need to quit rewarding them by visiting their sites.