Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Correction to my previous post. The Nashville signpost image is not from "Oh, the Places You'll Go." It's from another one called "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

This wouldn't be the first time I got confused or tongue-tied with a Seuss story.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

I laughed out loud as I was walking through Barnes & Noble and saw this. It was hanging on the wall over the children's section. I had to snag the moment with my camera phone or else no one would believe me. It's an image clipped from the pages of Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

This may be a little "inside" for a lot of you, but it's particularly meaningful for me. On 7/7/07 we've rented the Titan's Stadium in Nashville, TN. We're launching The Call with the anticipation of 100,000 people gathering there for a day of solemn assembly- a day of repentance, prayer and fasting. At the gathering we'll be sharing the LIFE message with one unique twist. We believe God has given us a beutiful gift in the story "Horton Hears A Who" which was first published in 1954. The moral repeated throughout the book is "a person's a person no matter how small." We learned that a major theatrical release of this story is planned for the spring of 2008 starring Jim Carrey. Could it be God's timing to trumpet the message of life right before the '08 elections?

This little snapshot serves as a signpost and reminder of where I'm heading. See you there.

Monday, January 29, 2007

My Friend Patti

Here is a link to a great article about my friend Patti Giebink. A former abortion doctor for Planned Parenthood, she has become a Christian and is now speaking out for LIFE. It's an amazing testimony of God's love, but she is putting a lot of distance between her and that former life. Not only is she a volunteer youth leader for her church, but she also makes medical missionary trips to India and Pakistan. Please pray that God raises Patti up in humility and gives her a voice to the nation. I count myself privileged to know her.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Heaven's Kiss or a Statistical Phenomenon?

I spent the weekend in DC with our team from Fort Mill. We all gathered on the national Mall on Monday for the annual March For Life. So I'll let you all decide whether this was an intimate nod from the Lord or simply a ridiculous coincidence.

Meet Rhonda. She's a former student of mine from Denver, CO. Last Fall she joined our weird little company here in Fort Mill as an apprentice and promptly got wrecked on being an intercessor for America. She traveled to DC with us for the March and joined with over 100,000 other demonstrators on the streets of Capitol Hill. Not only did the media single her out among thousands and thousands to be photographed, but then her picture was featured in her hometown newspaper, The Denver Post.

I've made my decision which one I think it is. I love you Rhonda. You just keep being as radical as you want to be, you Gadite.

By the way, The Washington Post noted in their report on the event that the majority of the protesters were teenagers. Something's shifting.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

In living...4D

This article was featured on the Drudge Report today. Absolutely amazing. It talks about how 4D ultrasounds have enabled scientists and doctors to study developing babies. It even mentions how twins interact with each other in the womb.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Familiar Faces

Tonight was incredible. The DC team arrived today as well as friends that have been scattered around the country for a couple months. It suddenly hit me like a Mac truck just how much I miss living in community. We had a little family reunion of sorts tonight at our house as we gathered and caught up on everyone's lives.

Everyone is here for the conference we're hosting for the next four days. We'll have our dear friends Carey and Amy Hofer from Sioux Falls, SD staying with us and also Patti Giebink from Chamberlain, SD. Several of our friends from our former church in Indiana are traveling down for the weekend also. This is one of those sweet moments in time when all your streams converge. What a blessing.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A Remnant

“I must confess equally boldly that my own solid hopes for the well-being of my country depend, not so much on her navies and armies, nor on the wisdom of her rulers, nor on the spirit of her people, as on the persuasion that she still contains many who love and obey the Gospel of Christ. I believe that their prayers may yet prevail.”
–William Wilberforce

1 Kings 19:18

Monday, January 01, 2007

Nightline Again

I just found out that ABCnews Nightline has aired the JHOP segment once again this week in a year-end review concerning religion. You can view a portion of the segment at ABCNews Nightline's online webcast. Click on the "Video" link, then "Nightline". It was in November of 2005 that the piece originally was broadcast. It was pulled out again this time as part of a report on young people combating temptation.

I'm completely blown away by the timing of this. Here we are calling for radical Nazirite consecration in the area of sexual purity and calling the Church to repent in mass at The Call. What a kiss from heaven.

God's no where near being done with America.