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A Prayer Lesson I Learned from Levi

We’ve been trying to teach our kids to pray. How to have conversation with God and listen to Him. Luckily, we’ve had a lot of help from their preschool, other friends and family, church life and what not. Our kids do seem to like praying and they are praying, I do believe that.

And well, Levi is on a bit of hot streak right now.

The other night he prayed for Katie’s headache to go away on his way to bed. It did. He got up the next morning so excited to ask Katie if it went away because God told Him it would. It did.

Then he prayed for my truck to stop acting up. It did. I think I should still replace the instrument cluster, but it’s working right now.

This got me thinking as to what I should do next…

And I realized there’s only one primary answer to that.

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Listen to this Podcast

I’m currently listening to the most recent Catalyst Podcast and I really recommend checking it out and checking out what they recommend in it.

I’ve long subscribed to the Catalyst Podcast. I go in and out of listening to it, honestly. I listened in to this one because they were interviewing DeYoung. His new book out called Crazy Busy is definitely on my to read list right now. The interview kist made me want to read it more. I find DeYoung to be a gift to the body at large.

But, they also plugged a Judah Smith sermon from the Voices series that is absolutely phenomenal. We watched it as a team last week and it wrecked me and the team in a necessary way. I can’t recommend it enough.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Presence- Potomac District Council Thoughts

It’s been a week since Potomac District Council. I’ve been back to Charlottesville for some meetings and am currently down in Nags Head for acsicm13. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind couple of days, but there are still some things that are ringing in my head from District Council.

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The day has finally come! We are loading the van up an getting ready to head to Atlantic Coast SICM this morning. The teaching staff heads down today while 120 students from up and down the entire East Coast come in tomorrow for a week long training in how to be anchored.

What does that mean do you ask?
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My Summer Reading List

Things work better with a plan. Well, at least when it comes to a summer reading list. Every May when the students head into finals, I head to the internets to make my plan for summer reading. It helps me to make a plan from the outset so I have something to stick to. Below you’ll find my list, comment and let’s me know if you feel like something should change or something should be added!

Love Does by Bob Goff
– I’ve heard a couple of interviews with Bob and have been very impressed. I think this book will spur on to make a big deal of people more than I currently do.

The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton
– This one is required for INCITE, our Northeast Chi Alpha staff development conference. I’m really excited it about it and looking forward to the opportunity to interact with John at Valley Forge.

The Catalyst Leader by Brad Lomenick
– This is the one I’m reading now. I enjoy the Catalyst movement, so I jumped at the chance to see a bit behind the scenes.

Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler
– In case you didn’t know, I have a bit of a man crush on Matt Chandler. This is his latest offering.

Engaging God’s World by Cornelius Plantinga
– This one I bought a couple of years ago and have never read. I think it will be a bit harder and a bit more academic, but I hope to be up to the challenge. I have no idea what the premise of the book is.

Systematic Theology by Millard Erickson
– I like to read a Systematic Theology a summer to keep the internship classes fresh in my mind and see if there is anything I would want other teachers to add to their class or see if we would make a change for our textbook in the CMIT program.

15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell
-This is our staff read for the summer. I haven’t read much of Maxwell, though I’ve read much of those who were directly influenced by Maxwell. Looking forward to it.

I would love to add a missionary biography, which one would you recommend?

Anything else you think I need to add?


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Caught Not Taught

We have a saying in Chi Alpha. Some things are caught, they’re not taught. Some things you just can’t learn in a classroom. I got a good picture of that this weekend.
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