Our Information Meeting

For the past month, we have been putting together marketing materials, soliciting donations, securing the location, and organizing the service. We passed out by hand maybe 800 invitation postcards and mailed about 100 to our mailing list. We put flyers up at local businesses, we sent out email invitations, and we talked about it to everyone we knew.

It ended up being a really good evening. Here are the details:

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I’m an Enthusiast

According to the “Enneagram,” I am an Enthusiast. Here are some quotes from the website: The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Acquisitive, and Scattered Easily become accomplished achievers, generalists who do many different things well: multi-talented. Practical, productive, usually prolific, cross-fertilizing areas of interest. How to motivate me. Sevens want to maintain their freedom and […]

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We have a house!

I’m just posting this as a quick note to all of you who care… We have a new house! This morning at 9:30, we signed the final paperwork to close on our new house. There still are some things the builder is doing to put the finishing touches on it, but we have started moving […]

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Time in Crown Point went well

Jen and I had a good time at Hillside Community Church in Crown Point this past weekend. They were having their missions conference this month, and I was the featured guest this weekend. Since their theme was “His passion, our purpose; his purpose, our passion,” I dealt with the question of what was the number […]

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My honor depends on God

My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.—Psalm 62:7 I was reading Psalm 62 this morning for my quiet time, and this verse popped out to me. Reading it sparked a little “wow” moment somewhere inside me. Everything about this verse is almost cliche to me. Sure, my […]

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Wisdom for selecting a home

It turns out that one of the men from the Pondside group is actually the President / CEO of Lafayette Savings Bank! It’s amazing how God works things out. I gave him a call, he had someone call me and in about 30 minutes this morning, Jen and I were “easily” approved for at least […]

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CECL Session #5 Day 3

Basic elements of a leadership development program Danny Wallen finished up his sessions yesterday by giving us a couple of different models for developing leaders. I’ll just quote them here: The Two Track Analogy There are four parts of leadership development that work together like the components of a train track. Spiritual Formation (experiencing God […]

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Fasting Report

Well, my time fasting from the computer and TV went well yesterday. There was a point in the day when I was really bored, so I turned to prayer—almost fell asleep once, but it was good. Perhaps the coolest part about the day was being able to explain to my son why I couldn’t play […]

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