Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hump Day thoughts!

Who is bigger today: the problem or the Problem solver. The sickness or the Healer. The lack or the Provider. The victim or the Victor. The sin or the Redeemer. The burden or the Load bearer. The prison or the Deliverer. The thing is, we get to decide who is magnified in our lives.

I am just saying....


Monday, April 28, 2008

Question of the Day?

It is not about gifts or the calling on my life. Those things have been there since before the foundation of the earth. For me the question is: Do I have enough character to go to the next level? What flaws are there in me that prevent me from progressing any farther in Him. His love is without condition but His trust has to be earned.... I am just saying.... Something to think about!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Change is constant!

Well with all the news going on around our church lately it is almost becoming anti-climatic when another big announcement comes. I have come to expect it. Don't get me wrong, all the things that are happening are exciting and fresh, but even when I had no idea what was coming, when announced I was like yeah that figures. Look it is my desire to be a part of something much bigger than me and I believe that I am. One of my favorite sayings: If you aren't the lead dog, the view doesn't change! Well I am not the lead dog and I do not have a desire to fill that role. But I do have a responsibility to pull my share of the weight. So I am strapped in and it is my intention to help the LEAD DOG pull this sled and fulfill the next phase of the vision of our house.

Hang on People, its about to get even more crazy around here.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Man's work is NEVER done!

What you see before you is just about ever stitch of clothing we own. Who is responsible for conquering this mountain of clothes???? You guessed it.... ME! Good thing the NFL draft is on. Should finish with the laundry just about the time the draft ends.... Tomorrow.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday night highlights!

Well this has been a long week.

  1. Working on another school upgrade project for a middle school.... Those teachers need combat pay to put up with so many knuckle heads...
  2. I received some "fashion advice" from a co-worker on who really was in NO position to be giving any themselves.
  3. I went to lunch with my son at his school in an attempt to spend some quality time with him. I saw him all of about 10 minutes. I guess my mere presence at a school function was quality enough for him?
  4. I sat at a baseball for 2 1/2 hours only to watch the game end in a 1 to 1 tie....
  5. While in the midst of that school upgrade I literally saw every kid that has played a sport with my son or one that I coached at one school.
  6. Watched "Working Girl" with Melanie Griffin on Lifetime and Helen was NOT in the room. Why, you ask??? Just because I needed a good cry.
  7. I found a new combo of meds to help prevent my loud snoring..... Helen was really excited.
  8. Mowed the grass... John Deere power OH YEAH!

Saturday plans

  1. Wash all the clothes
  2. Fold the clothes
  3. Watch the NFL Draft ( preferable while folding clothes)
  4. Sleep late
  5. Send Helen out shopping with her mother.
  6. Movie night with the kids.

That will do for now.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

So it makes perfect sense....

This one will be short and sweet.... So today Helen takes Courtney to school with her because it was take your kid to work day at CFCI. Helen is a pre-school teacher and Courtney is in 2nd grade. Needless to say if you know my youngest child then this will make perfect sense. I asked how her day was and what it was like to spend the day in her mom's class. That is when the sly cheese eatin' grin came over her face as she proclaim how popular she was with the pre-school kids. They followed her all over the play ground during recess and when they went to play centers all the kids wanted to be at the center Courtney was responsible for. I summed her day up this way. Courtney got to be the center of attention and boss other people around....... She agreed and so did her mother. That's my girl!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The still quiet voice of God....

This post will not start out related to anything close to the title but just bare with me..... If you have kids then you know there are times in their lives when they loose their freaking minds. Today was one such day in which my two oldest kids decide for reasons beyond my comprehension to have a shouting match in the middle of the kitchen. In an effort to settle their differences, my eldest was showing just a "bit" of attitude. Insert sarcasm where ever you like. I was irritated to say the least at him and I began to let it show. Helen and I were trying to determine a proper punishment for him and his sister. It was while I drove them to school that Holy Spirit spoke to me concerning him. Believe it or not but my boy can have a temper at times and he doesn't always know how to handle it or express himself in the right way. With that being said his heart is tender. I had a choice to feed the angry frustrated part of my son or the tender hearted side. So once we arrived to school and the girls had gotten out of the car, I told him to hang on a minute and I simply told him that I loved him and what happened that morning wouldn't dictate how his day went. He agreed and said thanks.... That was about it.

Raising kids isn't easy, but it is necessary!


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Weekend Fun....

Well a busy weekend draws to a close. Helen and I spent Friday and the better part of Saturday ministering at The Call to Freedom meetings with Sharon Parkes. It was busy and we stuffed alot of info into 2 days. Overall I feel like I learned some things, got free from some things and had some things released and renewed in me. It did leave me a bit tired for Sunday morning service, but I pressed in and pressed through and I even managed to break my microphone during praise and worship. But like the pro that I am, I kept on singing with my broken mic even though I couldn't be heard anymore. We just finished Saturday chores on Sunday night. Dinner will be served to my children some time around 8:30 this evening. But through it all we keeping pressing on because God is up to something good and I am determined to be a part of it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Crazy talk.

I have asked God some radical and crazy things in the last few days. Some of which I will not be able to go into at this time but trust me it will stretch my faith and that is a good thing.

For starters I have asked Him to put His finger on about 3 specific areas in my life that He wants to change/fix. Why 3, because I don't know if I could handle 4 and 3 seemed like a manageable number, so give me a break here people I am sharing my heart with you. Besides when He does and when I submit and allow Him to do what is necessary in those places I am confident that He will add another item to the plate.

Next I have asked God to make me a CRAZY GIVER. My pastor has always talked at length that he will never be rich because he gives too much $$$ away from himself. That is the heart I want and desire. Helen and I gave the largest offerings during the Myles Munroe conference that we have ever given. I believe it was a bold step for us and I am determined that what we gave during those meetings will from this point forward be the bare minimum that we are able to sow into the kingdom. I am excited to see what God will do with me and to me and through me.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday Brain Dump

  1. Why O Why am I watching the CMT awards with my wife dancing some kind of crazy jig in front of me..... KEEP it CLEAN People!
  2. Why is it when people ask if you have a minute, or if they want to ask a quick question, neither is EVER true.
  3. Helen wants a Tattoo.....
  4. Helen also wants a new hairdo. She had BETTER LOVE IT!!!!
  5. Have you been RICKROLLED yet?
  6. Pastor Abbye & Lindsay..... Smell like outside!!!! What does that mean?
  7. I was stuck in an elevator today..... I was NOT in my HAPPY place.
  8. Ms. Coni is conspiring against Me.
  9. My brain is tired and my feet hurt so we will end this here. For the sake of us all. Good night people.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Matthew 4:19

"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."

What do you think of when you see this scripture??? In my mind I see a boat with some old guy sitting there most likely with a pole or maybe even a net since the context of the scripture deals with letting down your nets for a catch. The more I began to think of it though it became more clear to me. We aren't the guy in the boat. We are the BAIT! We are the ones Jesus is using to bring in the fish. If the bait is no good guess what the fish won't bite. But if you have ever seen any of those fishing shows on ESPN, it always seems those guys are pulling fish out of the water left and right. Why, because they have a bait that the fish can't resist. Bait does you no good in the safety of the boat just like Christians aren't doing any good in the safety of the church. Have to get out of the boat any into the water where the fish are.

Makes you wonder.... Are we being the right kind of bait to attract the lost, are we being the fragrance of Christ to this world? Hey I am just asking these questions of myself. People just want something that is real. For people to want Christ, they have to see Him in me.

I will be serious later, right now I have more pressing matters on my mind. Blogging, Twittering and now Facebook. What in the world is wrong with me. While it has been awesome to reconnect with people this is beginning to get a little out of hand. Fear not citizens, I still don't have a My Space account........ YET!

Musa Out!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Great combinations!!!!

The bible talks about "He who finds a wife, has a good thing. I have my good thing... That much is for sure. But it prompted me to think of some other great combinations.

  1. Starsky and Hutch
  2. Tom and Jerry
  3. Chocolate chips cookies and a cold glass of milk-- yeah you are feelin' me!
  4. Movie popcorn with butter and plain M & M's-- You have to try it!
  5. Sweet tea and fried chicken
  6. Pastor B, Pastor Abs, Carolyn, Pastor Matt and Port City Java.
  7. Me and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
  8. Green eggs and ham
  9. Batman and Robin
  10. Snoopy and Woodstock

Why did I do this??? No reason just felt like writing something. No need to be serious all the time.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Case of the Monday's

Yeah for all those you just got this blank post the first time Sorry. Got a little too anxious with the "enter" key.

I must have a case of the Mondays. Here we go!

  1. I am convinced that everybody has watched professional wrestling at one time or another. We just won't admit it.
  2. Thunder is spending the night again. Spoiled rotten.....
  3. Will I ever be as popular as Los?
  4. Will Carolyn still speak to us after her visit with Los? Just kidding Mejia!
  5. I had chocolate cake and coke for breakfast. Hmmm Breakfast of Champions.
  6. When I was a religious man, I often play the role of Judge, jury and executioner. My how twisted that was.
  7. A little Matrix for you... Ever wish you could have said," Why didn't I take the blue pill?"
  8. I want to visit here, with my wife.
  9. Helen is trying to convince me to let Thunder sleep @ the foot of the bed...... Again SPOILED ROTTEN!
  10. If a married man such as myself really has only 2 choices when dealing with his wife, you know do I want to be right or happy.... Is there such a place where I can be full to overflowing with happiness and begin to explore the desire to be right once and a while. Just asking.
  11. I need to pray for my Pastors more.

That's enough

Musa Out!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Changed My Mind!!!

After a weekend of powerful teaching, my mind is being renewed and my way of thinking is becoming radically changed. I had a opportunity to talk with someone I know about a situation in their lives. This person is not saved but they are "open" to spiritual things. When I think about witnessing to people I used to think it was some crazy religious way to introduce Jesus to people and basically talk about what He did in the bible. That is messed up and backwards thinking. What is a witness? It is someone who has first hand knowledge of an event. Well how can we have first hand knowledge of Christ in the bible? We are witnesses for him because we have first hand knowledge of what He did in our own lives. That is the key to being a great witness. The ability to share what Christ did in you, with the rest of the world. It may sound simple but it has impacted me in a way that I never thought possible. It means that everything I have been through in life had a reason, a purpose. It will be useful one day when God directs my path across someone that needs a touch from Him. It will be at that moment that I will take what happened to me and share it with them and relate how God's faithfulness brought me out of difficult circumstances and into victory. The gospel is not difficult, I just think we make it that way. Hope this helps!

Musa Out!