Well he’s not exactly the founder of Journey but he’s a great friend and I needed something to blog about since I haven’t updated in over a month. Through a bit of a mix up our local community paper listed Kely as the founder of Journey Chattanooga. Well after quite a bit of good natured joking at Kely’s expense I got to thinking that there is an element of truth in the article concerning the founding of Journey Chattanooga. You see Journey came about as a vision to reach people like Kely. I met Kely several years ago through my ministry to the car show circuit. Kely hadn’t been to church in years and wasn’t overly excited at the idea of giving it another try. The one thing that attracted Kely was that he saw guys who were Christians that liked many of the same things he did, primarily cars. We spoke a common language and used that as a way to introduce Kely to who Jesus is and what it means to follow him. Through my friendship with Kely I began to realize there needed to be a place where guys like him felt comfortable. A place where you could come and worship without being judged by your outward appearance, a place where you didn’t have to know all of the insider lingo and culture to fit in. That was the beginning of what became Journey for me. Along the way I met Mark Love and he shared the same vision for reaching our community and Journey Chattanooga was born out of that desire. So in a way Kely is one of our founders. Is there a Kely in your life? Why not reach out and invite them to Journey this Sunday? It might just change your life and theirs!
Anyone else tired of the eating, napping , repeat cycle? Karen says I will never be able to retire because she will wind up killing me. I’m hard to live with when I’m bored. Even while on a vacation at the beach one day of sitting around with nothing to do will put me over the edge. I think I may be getting the madness shown in the video below:
Karen is intently watching Matlock on TV as I right this. Our family received at least 10 new DVDs for Christmas and she is watching Matlock. I’m looking for bananas to place on my head to dance around in.
Our “friend” Dr Lewis has a new Christmas Eve video to share with all of his followers. Here’s a link to it:
Be sure and join us at Journey this week as we continue telling “Christmas Stories” This week’s Christmas Story will be told from Herod’s very unique point of view. Herod was not happy with the birth of a baby named Jesus. Come check out Journey this Sunday and hear one of the most fantastic stories of greed, lust, power, murder, and scandal, all wrapped up with a Christmas bow on it. This won’t be your typical “Christmas Story”.
This video is dedicated to all of you Apple fanboys out there. Better view it quick because Fox has a tendency to remove clips from YouTube. Enjoy!
This video goes to prove that not every promotional idea is a good one!
I was sitting here listening to the election results and thinking about how misguided some Christians are in where they focus their energy. Tons of energy has been expended trying to make a convincing argument for one candidate versus another. Voting for the wrong candidate would seem to be the equivalent of voting the AntiChrist into office. You know what? This election will have far less impact on those around you than you will. Each of us has the opportunity to interact with people in our community and let the love of Christ show through us. You can help feed and cloth the homeless, help a friend dealing with addiction, divorce, or other personal crisis. You could simply offer to pray for someone. All of these things will have a more direct impact on peoples daily lives than the election ever will. Each candidate promises change but can they really deliver? Why don’t we Christians get more involved by introducing people to the greatest change this world has ever seen. Introduce someone to the love of Jesus!
Here is some good advice from the Bible on fleeting political power:
13 It is better to be a poor but wise youth than an old and foolish king who refuses all advice. 14 Such a youth could rise from poverty and succeed. He might even become king, though he has been in prison. 15 But then everyone rushes to the side of yet another youth who replaces him. 16 Endless crowds stand around him, but then another generation grows up and rejects him, too. So it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind.