What’s on my mind, in my heart, and in my notebook tonight…

  • New book: Journeys: Transitioning Churches to Relevance by Todd Wright and Marty Duren
  • New book #2: The Aladdin Factor by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
  • New book #3: Eat This, Not That by David Zinczenko
  • When the “convenience charge” to pay a bill online is more than the bill itself, something is way out of whack!
  • Coming next week at The ‘Crest: “The Church of the People Who Play It Safe.” (I’m their leader, BTW!)
  • The Sunday morning “events” just keep piling up in our family. Two weeks ago, it was “The Boy’s” unfortunate little handgun incident. This morning, it was the lovely and gracious “Mrs. Just Charlie’s” twin sister’s husband’s office – and the speeding car in the front door. Yikes!
  • Tax refund deposited. And spent. Life is good…one extra large insanely stupid debt gone, along with a couple of other not quite as large and not nearly as stupid ones.
  • The song “God of This City” is rocking my world these days!
  • My neighbors are a microcosm of our culture. And a reminder of our strategic placement in it for divine appointments to happen.
  • Indigenous worship means a worship style that is inborn – but not inbred.
  • If prayer, a clear and compelling vision, indigenous worship, small group opportunities, meaningful membership, and the people in ministry are levers for moving our church to new relevance and all that means, I’ve got to live out and model those values in my own life.
  • Don’t tell her, but I’ve really enjoyed spending this week with the lovely and gracious “Mrs. Just Charlie.” A little yard work is good for your soul – and your marriage. Back to the grind for her tomorrow.
  • It’s winter again here for a couple of days! Brrrrrrr!
  • I’m tired…but I need to finish up some reading. See y’all later!