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What would you do for a dollar?


On Tuesday night we had our first Teen Night Out for the summer. We had about 25 kids to show up. Zac Lambrecht from Grace Crossing Church was our speaker. He asked the kids what they would do for a dollar. To my surprise many people will do just about anything for a dollar including myself. The following tasks were done for a dollar: drink a 1/4 bottle of hotsauce, eat a mustard covered sardine, consume a spoonful of crushed garlic, shaving one armpit, and drinking a live goldfish. I will not tell you which one I did, but my underarm does itch today. Zac talked to us about the life of Solomon and discussed the vanity of material things. It was awesome to see that someone who had everything felt empty without God. I pray that I will live out that principle in my life.

Yesterday Michelle and I got the opportunity to meet with Candi Wood from Agape. Candi is the coordinator over the F.I.T. (Families in Transition) Program. This ministry provides housing and life skills training for homeless women with children. The women are able to live there for two years with the goal of them finding employment and sustaining their family on there own. Local congregations are able to adopt a family and help become a support system for them while they are in the program. This summer our youth group will go there to paint one of their houses and also have a carnival day for the children in the program. I am looking forward to working with this ministry.

Last night was the second meeting of my ‘Every Man’s Battle’ class. This summer I am teaching about sexual purity for men 7th grade and up. There were 17 people present. I was nervous the first week, but the guys have been very encouraging so far. I am praying that this class will help some men become more honest about their spiritual struggles. I feel that I am growing some in this area already.

Well Michelle has been here for two weeks now and surprisingly no one has died yet. She has been doing an awesome job with the girls. It has been nice working with her because she is organized and has great ideas. I do enjoy picking on her because she ALWAYS has a smart comment to throw back in my face. The girls here seem to be taking to her pretty well. I feel fortunate that she is here and know that our youth group is being blessed by her presence.

Well this one was long today, but I had a lot to say. I hope everyone who is reading this has a blessed day.

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  1. Anonymous
    June 16, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    Sometimes we just need to be reminded!

    A well-known speaker started off his seminar by
    holding up a $20.00 bill.

    In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this
    $20 bill?”

    Hands started going up.

    He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you
    but first, let me do this.

    He proceeded to crumple up
    the $20 dollar bill.

    He then asked, “Who
    still wants it?”

    Still the hands were up in
    the air.

    Well, he replied, “What
    if I do this?”

    And he dropped it on the ground and started to

    grind it into the floor with his shoe.

    He picked it up, now crumpled
    and dirty.

    “Now, who still wants it?”

    Still the hands went into
    the air.

    My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson.

    No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it
    because it did not decrease in value.

    It was still worth $20.

    Many times in our lives,

    we are dropped, crumpled,
    and ground into the dirt

    by the decisions we make
    and

    the circumstances that come
    our way.

    We feel as though we are
    worthless.

    But no matter what has happened
    or

    what will happen, you will
    never lose your value.

    Dirty or clean, crumpled
    or finely creased,

    you are still priceless to
    those who DO LOVE you.

    The worth of our lives comes
    not in what we do or who we know,

    but by WHO WE ARE.

    You are special –
    Don’t EVER forget it.”

    If you do not pass this on,
    you may never know the

    lives it touches, the hurting
    hearts it speaks to,

    or the hope that it can bring.

    Count your blessings, not
    your problems.

    And remember: amateurs built
    the ark .

    professionals built the Titanic.

    If God brings you to it –
    He will bring you through it.

  2. Vicki
    June 19, 2006 at 2:00 am

    I was in Memphis On Sat night and noticed that you seemed to be having a huge party at your house. While it is certainly your right to have 14 or 15 cars and people filling out to the street, I was a little hurt not to have been invited. It looked like a lot of koolaid and hot wings to me.
    Possibly strawberry cake, for there was a table full of desserts I noticed as I drove by.

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