Web Log 09
Saturday, March 1=
FireEscape tonight was somewhat stressfull. The outreach is exploding and we are cutting new ground in serving the Lord, but we are being attacked accordingly. Satan is out their pushing us back as hard as we are pushing forward. Thankfully the work is not our own but the Lords and he is out in front with a really big stick and we only follow at His heals. Tonights stresses included a band who wasn't focused on their music or their message, miscommunication between tech crew, and a general sence of this being work - a job not a privaledge.
Thankfully all of the above got delt with in a beautifull way. The techies sat down and all appologiesed to each other and started working together. We sat down with the band and prayed for an anointing in them, which to was answered. And the couple hours before we started the night spent praying together and encouraging each other was refreshing and uplifting.
Friday, February 28=
Back from teluride and the pool and dinner and all that stuff. I can still hardly walk. I had no idea SnowBoarding was so much work. I now understand why so many SnowBoarders? spend the day on their rumps -- that's the only way to relax even for a second. Standing on the baord there is no way _not_ to be spending huge amounts of energy. I found the learning curve very simple and after one day on the slope can rip up double blues nail most smaller jumps, but I'm not sure I dont' prefer skiing just because of the ability to rest while your moving. Ok ski's I can tear up any hill, but I can also relax a little more if my legs are tried. I did have one adventure that I'd rather not replay but it makes a good story. I biffed it along the edge of a run and cart-wheeled myself off of a cliff. The landing was a plushly soft 25' deep snow drift, but it took me fourty minutes to dig myself out and swim back up onto the run.
Thursday, February 27=
There was a thursday in here? Hum... I guess there must have been but I forgot what happened in it.
Wednesday, February 26=
Spritual warfare is real folks, but as adobted sons of the biggest daddy around, it's a battle we can win. Not by our might but by the power of the Lord.
Tuesday, February 25=
New sound colsole for VOW tonight [Behringer Eurodesk mx3282a|http://www.behringer.com/02_products/prodindex.cfm?id=MX3282A&lang=eng]. I swaped it out for the ridgway christian center's mackie when I got to practice. I like the four stereo busses, eight aux sends and very logical PFL/Solo system. I don't like the eq as as much as the mackie, but overall I think I like it a lot better than the mackie. it's no soundcraft, much less a paragon, but it's quite sufficient for VOW's use!
Monday, February 24=
I attended the school board meeting tonight. I guess if you want any details of our current debacle you can ask me. The problem: should the 2003 graduating class of Ouray High school be allowed to pray at their own graduation?
Tollerance sucks. Accepting others view points is for those with none of their own. God didn't tell us to tollerate all viewpoints. He said to love one another yes, he said to respect each other, and do any correcting in love, and to make every effort to live at peace with our neighbors yes. He didn't tell us to accept lies as if they were truth! He wasn't mister nice guy when it came to what he stood for.
Unfortuantly we live in a world where luke warm has been made a good thing, where people are not invited to make a stand, to be strong. To disagree is to be intollerant. Why can't we all just get along? Because we are diametrically opposed that's why! Speak the truth in love yes, but speak the truth, not some neutral mumbo jumbo!
We need to cast aside being luke warm and be hot. Hot can be soothing to a sore throught or an aching muscle. We need to be hot, both in our ideas and our attitudes towards others. Not to trample on people, but to show them what the truth is.
Sunday, February 23=
Remember what I sad last week about teaching? That time spent studying and praying before hand is like tuning your isntrument, but when you get up to lead you just have to let God play you? I think the same sort of idea can be applied to our VOW concert tonight. It wasn't what we thought it would be, but I think the Lord did a mighty work. We have spent two months working on a set. At the very last minute we loast lead guitar, a lead vocal and a backup vocal to sickness. We spent the afternoon putting together a new set and the proformance had a completly different feel than we had originally planned, but I think the name of Jesus was glorified and the place was filled with the spirit of worship, so although sometimes I think he has plumb lost his mind, our God really does know what he's doing.
Momentous stuff tomorrow at school. To pray or not to pray. What's really important at graduation.