Archive for February, 2007

a blip from Francis Chan sermon – Living w/urgency Part 2

Culture pacers – you don’t have to be a preacher – what is in your heart that is a God-wired passion, and how can you run after it with everything you’ve got in the name of Jesus?

Sometimes we get too satisfied on earth…

“God does not want you to be satisfied with life on earth”….(Francis Chan – Living w/Urgency Part 2 – around 19 minutes
2 Cor. 5 – we’re in earthly tents – but we long to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, the spirit is a guarantee for what’s to come

don’t close your eyes – feb 8th walk on Market Street

some things i’ve been thinking about…

where am i really headed – i’ve hit this wall where my daily life doesn’t make sense compared to my spiritual life…i’ve come to terms (or maybe a loose understanding) of what it means in my head to really follow christ…and now the time has come to get that thought out of my head and into my hands…i know my current state is not the best place to put this calling to work, and into my hands – i’ve put myself in this 6 month window of waiting – or more accurately God has…

there are just too many thoughts coming into my head right now – i need to get some out – i’m not sure how God will use me, or my story, or my families story – but i’m more willing than i’ve ever been to be part of his story…

this 6 month window all started february 8th while walking down market street – it was one of the best times i’ve had communing with God in a long while, really searching the depths of my heart….i was givin a six month window to really chase after things, and not miss any opportunities to serve…

the challenge now is to wait – and not close my eyes…

the real me

so this is the beginning – a starting point…

i’m on this search to find the real me – looking for something to say “wow” about

it’s pretty clear what i’m called to do in the general sence, but i’m still searching for that unique call that will fully define the real me…

i’m interested in helping people, learning to love people, supporting those that are searching, and maybe getting excited about what’s going on again…

let’s get going

chris tomlin = keith green?

so I had this vision of sorts last night, seeing Chris Tomlin play in Lancaster. It was a great night of connecting with the Spirit, and neat to see so many going after God in song – Louie Giglio spoke…so back to my vision, the night started out with a Keith Green cover song of You Are the One – it sounded great, I have to find out who did that cover – [ok I just got this song on itunes, it’s by Jason Upton]…so Chris just really went after God as he lead everyone in worship, in his authentic, goofy, sincere, light-hearted, but very real sort of way…so I had this vision of him playing his piano towards the end of the evening – I was in the front row, stage left so I could see the reflection of his face on his piano – so my vision was that Chris is Keith to us…His songs have really gone beyond him and he’s still this humble guy…he’s certainly a voice of the church…and he’s really speaking the truth of God…I had this vision that Chris might be taken away early…

why we sing – mars hill church – rob bell

Mars Hill Church – Rob Bell – January 2007

“Why We Sing”

Passage: Psalm 71:23 – My Lips will shout for Joy when I sing praise to you – I who you have redeemed

Sometimes we sing because we feel like it…we have a song in us…and we can’t wait to sing

But sometimes we don’t feel like it – instead we need to say “I’m going to discipline myself” – I’m going to find something good to sing about…

Sometimes if we don’t sing, we’re going to sink further and further into despair…

One of the reasons we sing is to remind ourselves that it’s not about us – and we get to be part of it (God’s story)…

night sledding

it was great to go sledding with eli and eden after coming home from work – they were so funny. Eden’s face got REALLY cold – she started to cry but still wanted to stay out in the snow – they were so bundled up they could barely walk….kids are cute in the snow…Eli made a snow angel but didn’t think it looked really good when he got up…

interview w/elias – 4 1/2 years

Sunday afternoon while the girls are sleeping, Eli and I had a little interview….

Why do you like to sing to God?
Because God loves me. And I think he likes it.

What’s your favorite thing to do?
Go to boomers?

Why do you pray?
Because God likes me to.

What do you like to pray about?
Thank you for our food.

Tell me about Jesus…
I don’t really know about Jesus.

What do you know about him?

You Know something!
because he loves you.

How do you know he loves you?
Because he loves everybody.

Because uh he uh uh he just he just um because he is big, and he loves everybody.

What’s your favorite Bible story?
When Jesus went on a boat, and he just fell asleep.

Then what happened?
I don’t really know anything else about it.

Why do you think we go to church?
Because we have to learn stuff.

Like what?
from Jesus.

Like what?
we um, I don’t really know anything about it.

Tell me about Jesus life.
That he loves us, he died

Then what.
He saved out of the dead.

What does that mean?
He didn’t, he came out of the dead. That’s the only thing I know about it, I don’t know anything else.

How are God and Jesus different or the same?
that those are different names. but they’re not different…they’re not different!

what do you want to be when you grow up?
a mail carrier

a mail carrier?
yeah – I don’t really know what I want to be when I grow up yet.

What other ideas do you have?

Eli’s questions for himself…
What favorite friend do you have a school?
uh, um um Ariana (she’s a girl)

what should we name the new baby?
I knew you were going to say that…um…Jaden

because I like that name. Are you just going to show mommy this?

What’s your favorite TV show?
Pinkey Dinkey Do

What’s your favorite thing to do with daddy?

What’s your favorite thing to do with mommy?
Go to restaurants with her.

What about Eden?
I like to play with her. Like ping pong, Do you have anymore questions for me?

Sure, hmm….

I want you to write just “I Love You Mommy”….

Do you have anything else you want me to write?
nope, actually yea maybe – I wanna to write what is my favorite toy?

Ok, what’s your favorite toy?
My favorite toy is my blocks that are out right now that are on top of the cardboard box.

Why are they your favorite?
Because you can build with them, and I like building.

Maybe you can be a builder when you grow up?
Uh, I don’t really want to, because what if I like get hurt, or accidentally bang myself with a hammer or something. Are you still writing the stuff I said? Why, you have to be done now.


I think I need to tell you a couple of more things….

What do you need to tell me?

Um….can you tell me some more questions?

Sure, what’s your favorite worship song?

Really? what else.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…I know that’s a night night song but I still like it.

What’s your favorite song we sing @ church?
I don’t know the names…maybe I can tell you one….um uh actually I don’t really know anything about that…but I have something to tell you – I know what I can say to mommy…make sure we pray at the party

What party?

At the party at school that I’m going to, the one I bought the pretzels for.

Should daddy buy a new guitar?
Maybe, but you have way to many guitars.

You think so?

yeah. I think you got 4 or 5

I have an idea, oh man! – we forgot to buy science books @ Costco – oh man!

Tell mommy that I like to take my sox off.

Ok, talk to you later buddy.

What? why did you say that?

Because our interview is over.

Why did you say that? Daddy – I want to watch a kids movie – like Mary Popins or something…


author – Terry Foester

I'm a family man at heart. I admit my world revolves around my wife Libby and our 3 hooligans...Eli, Eden and Silas. They are easy to love. I'm trying to learn to love the rest of you. I also like to ask questions.

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