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Weekly Re-Cap / Thoughts

- Beautiful weather up here all of last week! (Except for the “tornado” like weather a couple of nights…and all the hail, and lightning strikes that caused fires all over)

- I had a pretty interesting trip to Plattsburgh.

- I think I upset some of my relatives about my remarks about PT Cruisers. It turns out 3/6 of my relatives in Texas all drive PT Cruisers! They should join one of the many PT Cruiser clubs across North America. Maybe I will too…nahhhh!

- I guess that the Celtics will have to win it all at home. Oh well. They didn’t score enough touchdowns. Go Boston!

- Ed Young (I love his blog) did an incredible job speaking for the One Prayer series. His “WAKE UP!” message really spoke to me! I needed to hear that.

- Ed spoke about Eutychus, who fell out of a third-story window during church. Eutycussed too if you fell out of a window! haha…I got a good laugh out of that one.

- I got to be down in Colonie again for the Sunday morning service! I love talking to the VIP’s (volunteers) down there. They have such a passion for that location!

- Leah and I went for a nice Sunday night drive. Besides guzzling all that gas, Leah refused to take her door off of my Jeep. We got a lot of awkward stares while driving around with one door on and one door off!

- Yesterday was Father’s Day!


084_fathers_day1.jpg- There is an estimated 64.3 million fathers across the Nation.

- Sonora Dodd, of Washington, first had the idea of a “father’s day.” She thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.

- President Calvin Coolidge, in 1924, supported the idea of a national Father’s Day. Then in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day. President Richard Nixon signed the law which finally made it permanent in 1972.

- Why didn’t Calvin Coolidge just do it?

- “If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.” — Bill Cosby

A “Must See” for all Christians!

(I will be posting an all-new Question From a Student tomorrow!)

If you had one prayer that you knew God would answer regarding His church, what would it be? That question is the premise for our current series, One Prayer, at Northway Church. This is a series that we are doing with literally thousands of other churches around the world. This weekend was Craig Groeschel’s turn to speak.

God used Craig’s message to really speak to me about how passionate God is about Christians being united! Christians everywhere have a horrible reputation. I always knew about that, but for some reason the message just really helped to open my eyes about it. Instead of always trying to have God answer our prayers, WHY CAN’T WE AS CHRISTIANS BE THE ANSWER TO HIS PRAYER?

Here was Christ’s prayer for us…

My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.  ”Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. John 17:20-24

If you go to Northway, then you already know about Craig’s message. I just feel like it is worth putting on here because it is such an important issue! I’m sick of seeing people get turned off to God because they look at how “Christians” act and get immediately turned off!

CLICK HERE to watch the message.Trust me…it’s worth it! (The actual message starts a couple minutes into the video) :)

What are you doing to be the answer to Christ’s prayer?