Thursday, May 29, 2008

The picture that doesn't say a thousand words

Ha! This shot turned up on a personal website of someone that was at The Mercy Seat event on April 26th in DC. That’s us sitting in the JHOP.

What you don’t see is the wall-to-wall packed room of people mostly sitting on the floor. What you don’t know is that it was about four hours of prayer, speaking and intercession, and I hadn’t spoken yet. What you can’t feel is that it was waaaay to warm in there, and everyone was pretty much done before I ever said a word.

; )

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Whacha Gonna Do?

Sorry for the lack of well thought out content lately. But this just had to go up.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Myrtle Beach

Got up Saturday morning and Kim said, “Let’s go to the beach.”

So we did.

And it was fun.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Random Shout for Creativity

If you haven’t seen this video, change that now.

Then read the interview with the 23-year-old stud that created it. Makes me miss my agency days.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Who’s who in Colorado

Yesterday was the deadline for the signature campaign in Colorado. Many of you know that this has been near and dear to my heart because of what the Lord spoke to me in March. To be very honest this last week had been somewhat discouraging due to the fact that participation seemed to be low.

The incredible news is that in the final hours of the campaign a flood of signatures unexpectedly came in. The required amount set for the population of the state is 76,047 signatures to bring an initiative to vote. Yesterday the Personhood 08 campaign turned in 131,243 signatures. I've had the privilege to meet with and get to know the founder Kristi Burton, her family, and Keith Mason the grass roots director. Please continue to cover these individuals in prayer. I believe God is raising up deliverers right now and we must recognize them.

Pending the approval of Colorado's Secretary of State, two states are now moving forward with radically different strategies aimed at protecting the preborn. South Dakota's signature campaign was recently approved and, if passed, will restrict abortion from being used as birth control with exceptions for rape, incest and the life-threatening health of the mother. Colorado's initiative is a single sentence amendment to the state's constitution defining the term "person" as beginning at fertilization.

Why did the film Amazing Grace come out when it did chronicling William Wilberforce's long struggle to end the slave trade? Why did Horton Hears A Who get released in March asking us the question, “When is a person a person?” I believe God is trumpeting the message of life loud and clear. There is great momentum right now and cause for great hope.

Now what? Both of these campaigns need financial support to effectively create the marketing needed to communicate these initiatives to the public. Please help support these critical measures.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

Behold–The Lemonade Wagon

So Fisher got this idea on the way to Washington a couple weeks ago to start a lemonade stand. Daily he would come to me with thoughts of how “totally awesome” it was going to be (he’s a child of a child of the 80’s). Mostly he just dwelled on how awesome it was going to be to make money...lots of it. Honestly, I was supportive when it came up, but I didn’t really think he’d follow through with it. Then Saturday he arose early. I’m sorry to say that I was a little less than supportive that day, but he would not relent.

Then we went to church yesterday, and Lance Wallnau was the guest speaker. Suffice it say that it had a lot to do with radically advancing God’s kingdom in every sphere of society including business. I felt a little convicted (for a number of reasons but that’s a different post). After church I had a very serious talk with Fish. Below is the portion where the light bulb flickered above Fisher’s head.

Dad: So what do you want to do about this lemonade stand?
Fisher: I wanna build it out at the street and sell to everybody in the neighborhood.
Dad: But we live on a cul-de-sack.
Fisher: What’s a cul-de-sack?

-fast forward-

Dad: ...that’s why nobody likes our next door neighbor, and no one will come down here to buy your lemonade.
Fisher: [thoughtful pause] I need to take the lemonade to where they are!

Ding Ding Ding There it is. Fisher took a long hard look at the supply and demand of lemonade in the Balmoral market. He had always been a “bricks and mortar” kinda guy, but a quick market analysis uncovered the need for a more nimble approach. The Lemonade Wagon made its maiden voyage yesterday during the hottest part of the day. He scoped out every parched person in the great outdoors as he circled the neighborhood like a bicycling shark. When he returned 45 minutes later, he had only two ounces of lemonade left in his pitcher, 11 straws left in the box and nine dollars now bulging out his pocket.

Taylor: You made how much in 45 minutes?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

A Week and a Half in the Beltway

 The Mercy Seat 4/26
6,200 Bound4LIFEers gathered at all 51 supreme courts in the nation at the same time. Seven hours of prayer for mercy.

 Rizpah Company 4/28–8/15
Day and night Bound4LIFE vigil in front of the Supreme Court based on 2 Samuel 21. I took the first watch.

 Evening Prayer Rumbles 4/25–
Aaagh, I really miss this.
(Small room + Lots of people + Rough music + Desperation) x Holy Spirit = Hope

 Speak at the VAT Meeting 4/29
Invitation from Senator Brownback to speak at the Value Action Team meeting in the Russell Senate Office Building.

 Jefferson Memorial 4/26 PM
Finally got over there. Beautiful.

 Meet James Dobson 4/30
Pretty cool. He's taller than you'd expect.

Meet David Barton 4/30
Very very cool.

 Look for a new place to live 4/28
Uh...yeah. Hopeful. Please pray–the District isn’t very accomodating for missionaries.