Friday, September 29, 2006
I am also enjoying the fellowship this week of 3 men from Rolling Hills Church, my home church in Wisconsin. They have been working on building a few sheds here on the property and getting the Quonset Hut ready for sleeping the volunteers in the coming weeks.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Piper helps us to think about what that passion might be by giving examples of what other people's one passion is. He makes reference to Louie Giglio's statement in the "268 Declaration". The first statement says, "Because I was created by God and for His glory, I will magnify Him as I respond to His great love. My desire is to make knowing and enjoying God the passionate pursuit of my life."
John Piper's passion is basically the mission statement for him and the church he serves. "We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all the things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ."
The apostle Paul's one passion: "I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2).
So that leaves me with the question, what is my one passion and how do I articulate it? What is my one passion that will most glorify and magnify God?
"But whatever you do, find the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion of your life, and find your way to say it and live for it and die for it." - Don't Wate You Life pg. 47
Friday, September 22, 2006
We have begun work on another home this week. It is at the home of Mr. Howee. Mr. Howee is an older gentleman here in Lakeshore who gets around with a wheelchair. He and his wife stayed during the storm and were forced to the attic as the water rose. Their home had obvious water damage as well as other storm damage. There had been a team from another church in town that came to gut it out a while back, but now the house was in need of being rebuilt. We began work on Mr. Howee’s home this past Wednesday and the team from Batesville, MS that was put on it was serious about getting work done. Since they began they have taken the siding off, taken the tin roof off, taken the cabinets out, replaced some beams in the floor, put down plywood for the floor, put in most if not all of the wiring, got the roof ready enough to put singles on (which they have also begun) and getting the back side of the house level.
More work has also been done on Ms. Lynn’s home. This week the floor was put down in here living room and kitchen. There was also another door installed.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
5. Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.
6. Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live.
10. Resolved, when I feel pain, to think of the pains of martyrdom, and of hell.
17. Resolved, that I will live so, as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.
28. Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.
29. Resolved, never to count that a prayer, nor to let that pass as a prayer, nor that as a petition of a prayer, which is so made, that I cannot hope that God will answer it; nor that as a confession, which I cannot hope God will accept.
30. Resolved, to strive to my utmost every week to be brought higher in religion, and to a higher exercise of grace, than I was the week before.
37. Resolved, to inquire every night, as I am going to bed, wherein I have been negligent,- what sin I have committed,-and wherein I have denied myself;-also at the end of every week, month and year.
40. Resolved, to inquire every night, before I go to bed, whether I have acted in the best way I possibly could, with respect to eating and drinking.
41. Resolved, to ask myself, at the end of every day, week, month and year, wherein I could possibly, in any respect, have done better.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
At Ms. Lambert’s house they had gotten the outside of the trailer painted and protected from the weather.
At Ms. Lynn’s they put a railing around the porch and added steps to the front, making access to the house a bit easier.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Well I have made in back to Lakeshore. My time in
In the time I did have to myself though I continued my reading through the book of Acts and began a new book by John Piper “Don’t Waste Your Life” I remember reading this book when I first got it a while back, but I had forgotten what most of it was about. Though I haven’t gotten very far, I tried reading on the plane…I get too distracted watching people and looking out the window. But I am enjoying it so far.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
This past Thursday I left
Tomorrow I am going to try take some time to get my thoughts together, as there is a lot going round and round in my head. I need to take a little time to sort out the emotions and all the new experiences I have had this summer. There’s just a lot of things there that I have tried to ignore and really need to give to the Lord. And everyone is beginning to ask what comes next, after December. At this point I have no idea, but I intend to spend some time praying about that too.
There are a few highlights so far in my trip though. On Saturday after going to see my sister I wandered up to the “Dairy Days Fair” here in Platteville and got me some fried cheese curds..yum!
A little later that night I met a bunch of people from InterVarsity at the big M. We climbed to the top and worshiped God through song and prayer as we looked over his creation.
...I'll post some pictures later
Monday, September 04, 2006
At Ms. Lambert's they constructed a roof that went over the top of her trailer. In about 2 days they got it constructed and even got it shingled. They also worked on some of the wiring and began putting up sheetrock. One of the teams also put a new tarp roof on the kitchen here are the church. There has also been a team from
To add to the fun, Sunday night Pastor Don, Stephen Ake, Nathan & Courtney White, Joey (a NOBTS student), Daniel, and I went over to