Friday, December 14, 2007

Branson & More

Man, we had a whole lot of fun at our staff retreat in Branson. We got all our Christmas shopping done, which was great since we don't have one evening free to shop until after Christmas. We had a great time hanging out, eating, shopping, playing games, and just retreating!

Last night we had our adult leadership Christmas party and that was great! Everyone made food and we had a white elephant gift exchange. I stole a play shotgun thingy and Erin got bubble gum floss. Then we played catch phrase the remainder of the night. We had a great time hanging out and building relationships with our team! We are going to have an adult retreat in January at TenKiller lake which I am looking forward to. It's great to grow together as a team and honor those who give their time week in week out! We have a great team here at Journey and we couldn't do our services & ministry without them!

Well, tonight we have our 4/12 student leadership Christmas party, tomorrow is the home openers Christmas party for Master's Commission, Sunday night is the staff & elders Christmas party, Monday is the school band Christmas concert, Tuesday our worship team plays at the high school and we set up for the Youth Christmas party that night, then Wednesday is the BIG FORMAL Christmas party for 6th - 12th grade, then we leave Thursday to go home for the holidays and spend time with our family!!! We have a busy next so many days before Christmas.
Well, that is about it for now. By the way I have scored 77,770 on PacMan, YES!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Jr. High Service & PacMan

Well, I am pretty excited about the message tonight for our jr. high service. We have been doing a series we started called, "Light of the World". Tonight we are talking about God calling us to be a light to the world by letting our light shine into others! God has been speaking to me about this topic and some cool things. Our prayer for the students is out of Job 42:5 where he said, "My ears have heard of you, but now my eyes have seen." We want our students to see the light of Christ and then shine the light of Christ so others can say the same! Tonight is Erin and I's last normal Wednesday service with the jr. high students since next week we will be gone on our staff retreat then the week after that is our BIG Christmas party, so tonight is going to be fun. Daryn Crawford is sharing next week for the jr. high service!

We have been getting into pac man a lot here at the office. During lunch we head out to the back lobby and play some pac man on the arcade game we have and it is fun. I never really played pac man too much in the past, but I am loving it! We are trying to get the high score and see how high we can get it. Right now the high score is 44, 300ish which is pretty darn hard to get. But with some skill and God's anointing we can get there, I believe!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Christmas Time

Christmas Time! Yeah! I love it! The lights, movies, games, food, all of it! This is our favorite time of year! We have been playing Bing Crosby the last few weeks non stop! It is a busy time thought starting this Friday every night until the new year EVERY night is accounted for with parties, events, services, school specials, you name it. It is going to get crazy, but in a good way! We have our big Christmas party coming up Wednesday, December 19th. We are dressing up formal and having a full course dinner, games and more! We also have the opportunity to play at the high school for a special event. So our worship team is going to jam there on Tuesday the 18th! God is moving and doing great things. We have a big Christmas party for our adult leadership team coming up which is going to be great and a student leadership Christmas party for the 4/12 team! So we are going to be party'd out by the new year!!! Well, I need to get working with all that needs to be done so just wanted to update things!!! God bless!!!