Monday Morning Mind Dump…

  • Yesterday was a weird day for me.
  • Last week, I had the opportunity to spend 2 days in California learning about preaching from Larry Osborne and Chris Brown.
  • Unreal. Still processing all that I learned.
  • The problem is that it totally threw off my routine for sermon prep.
  • I am a creature of habit, I like my routine.
  • Still, God was working yesterday, in spite of my feeling all over the place.
  • I loved hearing the conversations after the service about what people are giving up for Lent.
  • I talked to a guy (not a Christian) who is giving up porn and using that time to read his Bible to explore Jesus.
  • If you missed yesterday, you can listen here.
  • Had a great meeting yesterday about a summer missions trip we are taking to the Czech Republic.
  • Love the passion Chris Gillett has in leading this trip and the response from our church so far.
  • We also had a baptism yesterday.
  • Love that we continue to need to schedule baptisms.
  • Started a really fascinating book last night called The Power of Habit
  • The implications for leaders and pastors are huge.
  • Understanding why people do what they do can really change how you preach and help people apply Scripture.
  • I have 2 really important meetings with publishers this week about my books, so I’d appreciate your prayers.
  • I really believe these books will help a lot of people find freedom from things and find the life Jesus intends for them.
  • Made plans this week to take a short trip in the coming weeks up to Pinetop with Katie and the kids.
  • We’ve never been there, so I’m excited about it.
  • I mentioned last week that I’ve been gluten free for the last 30 days.
  • While it is challenging when you go out to eat, the lack of pain in my stomach has been awesome.
  • I don’t know about any other football fans, but yesterday was a sad day without football.
  • Kind of didn’t’ know what to do with my afternoon.

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