Quick weekend wrap up…
Saturday morning we did a 12 mile run…and things were going great until about mile eight…that is where my legs felt like cement blocks! BUT I made it…this week we are down to 10 miles.
Funny story…we were on about mile seven and ran by a house with two dogs in the yard…I didn’t see the owner on the porch…and all of a sudden I hear, “Don’t go in that road!” I thought, “Did that dog just say something to me…am I losing my mind?” I had to turn around and look and then saw the owner…I was relieved!
Saturday night was our baby dedication service. WOW! It was awesome…BUT…if anyone wants to know why we do not allow children in the service at NewSpring…well…let’s just say you should have been in this service.
First of all let me say that Lee McDee did an awesome job of leading “kiddy worship.” Seriously, he looked so cool pretending to be a crocodile! (For those who were not there—you missed him doing motion songs!)
But the babies being dedicated is what got me. WOW—it was an awesome sight. Please understand that this service did not make the child a Christian…it was merely a time when the parent dedicated to raising the child in a godly home. Parents—remember that we are going to do our best to partner with you at NewSpring to reach your children…but you’ve got them for 167 hours per week and we’ve got them for one!
Today was awesome…I feel the women were challenged as we explored what the book of Proverbs had to say about them. I did get a few dirty looks—especially when I talked about the way women dressed AND the way they talk about their husbands! BUT…for the most part I believe the women LOVED the challenge that was issued. REMEMBER ladies—the goal is not to change the way you behave…the goal is to fall in love with Jesus and allow Him to change you!
And…last but not least…my favorite comment of the weekend. I was talking to a man who will remain nameless and he was saying that he meets a person from time to time who says NewSpring is a “feel good church.” He told me, “You must not go that often because every time I leave I feel like someone kicked me between the legs!” OUCH! I’ve never heard conviction described that way…but it works I guess. :-)
My posting will be a little sporadic this week—but I will be around…I promise!