'Parking Lot Picnics' Tagged Posts

'Parking Lot Picnics' Tagged Posts

June 1, 2021

Dear Friends, Yes, I know it’s a day early.  But I wanted to make sure you knew that our parking lot picnic is on, rain or shine (we’ve paid for the Taco Truck, so there’s that…).  If it’s shine, great.  We go with Plan A.  Tacos.  Games for kids.  Fellowship.  Just as planned. If it’s rain, the Taco Truck will set up in the parking lot.  And we’ll set up chairs and tables and space inside for a nice indoor get together.  Same food…

May 26, 2021

Dear Friends, With the Memorial Day weekend ahead, I’ve been thinking tonight about where I was on my birthday ten years ago.  I had the opportunity to spend the morning that day with a video crew observing and talking to men who are part of the Old Guard – soldiers who are stationed at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.  I’ve shared the video with you before, but it’s worth watching again.  I was struck as I talked with these men about…

May 12, 2012

Dear Friends, One of my all time favorite online videos is this classic from Youth Pastor Mark.  If you’ve never watched it, it’s worth the click. I thought about the fictional “Pastor Mark” and his perpetual enthusiasm when I met Vince Parker.  Vince was my tour guide a few years ago when I had a chance to tour the Hobby Lobby headquarters in Oklahoma City.  Vince was in his early 40’s, and you could tell he loved his job.  He radiated…