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I couldn’t be more proud of my boy!

In a recent parent teacher conference Noah’s teacher said that she has never had a student care about others like Noah does. WOW, right? I mean as a parent I am so proud of him.  I was expecting to hear that my kid was the weird kid that stands in front of the urinal with his pants at his ankles.  AWKWARD.  But no!  Instead she surprises us with great stuff!  Then, I get this video from Tiffany today.  This just put me over the edge.  So, indulge me for a minute.

I could not be more proud of Noah, not because he wants to follow in my footsteps, but because God is developing a really soft spot in his heart for people! I LOVE THIS about him.  This reminds me to keep praying for each one of my kids.  I love them, and believe that God has something really special in store for each of them.

What are you praying about for your kids?  

~Peter

One of my favorite things…

There are a lot of things that I enjoy doing in life.  And fortunately my job allows me to do some of them!  This weekend is a highlight for me.  This weekend I will have the privilege of performing the wedding ceremony for two of our former youth leaders.  I look forward to opportunities like this.  I have known Bekah and Jesse for about 4 years now and I am totally excited to celebrate with them tomorrow!

I also love participating in weddings because every now and then something like this happens…

What’s the best thing that you’ve ever seen at a wedding? For me, it was my own wedding… My 6’49” brother-in-law passed out right in the middle of my ceremony. Good times, funny memories of “Tommy-Timbers”…

Here’s hoping for tomorrow,

Peter

What’s going on

All is not lost, I am not gone.  Posting has been limited here because there have been other deadlines and pressures that needed to get done first!  24 hours go by pretty quick!

What have you been doing in the last two weeks?

I hope that within the next two weeks there will be a new baby in our house!

~Peter

I have a tumor…

and I think you might too.

This weekend in our student ministry we are continuing our current teaching series called “Busy”.  Every single one of us from time to time feel the pressure that being busy applies to our lives.  Busyness is not just an adult problem.  Gone are the days of Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, or Leave it to Beaver.  There is not one student that I know that is saying, “Man, I am so bored in life, I just don’t have anything to do.”  Busyness can mess with us no matter what our age is.  It can be a cancer that spreads, gnawing away on our life’s vital organs.

Do you know what I hate?  I hate when people are upset with me.  It feels like there is a 100 pound weight on my chest pressing down.  I hate the feeling that I get when I know the scales are tipping against me.

One of the myths of busyness that we are going to look at this weekend is that we can make everyone happy as long as we do enough.  Abraham Lincoln is credited with the origins of this quote:

You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can not please all of the people all of the time.

Most of us who read that quote will shake our head in agreement only to walk away and keep on trying to please everyone.  That is a problem. We can’t do it.  Like a tumor, busyness wants to burrow itself deep into your brain and sow the idea that the more you do the more people will; approve of you, like you, love you, want you, need you, etc.

The problem with busyness is that it can keep us from being who God wants us to be and from doing what God wants us to do.

Do you see a problem with this?  What can we do to fight busyness?  Are you to busy?

~Peter