A Few Things I Am Excited About…
It’s Friday…here are a few things I am really excited about…
#1 - This Coming Sunday!
Seriously, we have had tons of volunteers put in countless hours in preparing our atrium for the Christmas season…and it looks incredible. For all those who pitched in this past week—THANK YOU!!!
Also, once again, I cannot confirm or deny that I will be wearing a suit on Sunday…but I do believe this will be a weekend we do not soon forget. It was nice to take a speaking break last weekend…and I am ready to get back to action.
#2 - Christmas Services!
I remember being a kid the night before Christmas and having that anxious feeling of just wanting the next morning to GET THERE!!! I literally got in trouble one year because I woke up at 4am and wanted to go unwrap presents…I finally went to bed when my mother threatened to “unwrap my rear-end!”
Yet here I am—36 years old—and finding myself with that same feeling of anticipation in regards to our Christmas services. I can’t wait!
Don’t forget to wear your T-shirt on Saturday and begin inviting as many people as you can.
#3 - Charisse’s First Christmas
This year will be my little girls first Christmas…and ‘Cretia and I are both pretty excited about that. What are we getting her? Not much—SHE’S NOT EVEN ONE!!! I do not understand parents who buy their tiny children TONS of toys—she’s not going to remember this!!!
Hold on—we are going to get her a few things…with the understanding that she will want to play with the paper and the box that the present comes in more than the actual present.
(By the way—Charisse spent some time with me yesterday here at the office and it was awesome! ‘Cretia had to run and errand…so I kept her here and she was so much fun and we were having a great time until she blew chunks all over me. :-) It didn’t matter—she’s still awesome…and her spit up is the best in the world!)
#4 - Clemson Beat USC
Just in case anyone missed it—Clemson kicked a last second field goal and beat Carolina. I just love saying that—it makes me smile.
#5 - My Book
I met with a crew on Wednesday to brainstorm through book ideas. I’ve been contacted by a couple of publishers who are interested in me writing a book. WHICH…is a dream of mine. I am not sure the subjects that are going to be addressed…but after the meeting on Wednesday I have a much better idea. It’s going to be FUN.
It’s also a blessing because about a year ago I attempted to hire and agent to assist me in this process and was told I should give up on the idea of writing a book because it probably wasn’t going to happen. It was disappointing at the time—but God obviously had other plans.
#6 - Gametime Follow Up
Seriously—if you were here during Gametime then you KNOW what we’ve got coming up—we are about to give shoes and jackets away to some kids who REALLY need them, we just received some REALLY exciting news about our Greenville campus location and our children and youth buildings are in the permitting process and we will see construction begin in about a month and a half or so.
#7 - Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Seriously, I made another one the other night and…WOW…I STILL say I am THE BEST grilled cheese sandwich maker in the world!
#8 - Hanging Out With Other Pastors
I had lunch the other day with a local pastor and we sat in Chili’s for two hours just talking about life and ministry—it was a BLAST. (Thanks Tim for the time and encouragement.) If you are a local pastor I am considering trying to get a group of us together for lunch and a time of encouragement, NOTHING FORMAL, just lunch (we’re going dutch) and talk time. It will be on Thursday, December 20th…e-mail me here if you want to come and we will get the information back to you in regards to a time and place.
Those are just a few things running through my mind…