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few minutes and traveling back in time

got a few before a meeting...wanted to download some quick thoughts...

  • went to the braves game last night - they lost, end of story...
  • went to 'campmeeting' - our annual conference for the denom i'm a part of...good sessions today. garnet pike taught today - love him. he was the dean of the school where i got my masters - great man, sensitive to the Spirit of God - love that. he took us back to the basics of who we are as a pentecostal denom - that is, being spirit-filled...great teaching - if you have questions, his book (Receiving the Promise of the Father) is by far the best and easiest read on being spirit-filled - astounding and disturbing stat of the day: only 5% of spirit-filled believers pray in the spirit daily - wow - not good - God gives us that ability to pray the will of the Father - we need to use it!
  • i'll be at campmeeting a few more times this week for the school of ministry. ran into some old ministry cohorts...always great to reconnect. one guy's name, matt bennett, and i were good friends in school - he's traveled the world in missions and is now relocated to okc - good for him and his family.
  • got a chance to meet the 'new' (although he's been there a year) campus pastor for EC (Emmanuel College) - chris maxwell - great guy, hope to continue to build relationship with him and some of the folks at EC once again, been 16 years since i left - man that college is getting old, glad i'm not! anyway, check out chris' site, he's done a lot in the areas of leadership and comes from the a/g church as well, although originally i think he was IPHC.
  • listened to lou engle's cd regarding "the call" going on in nashville next month - man, i want to go - so much of what he says resonates with me. love his heart and ministry...praying about the possibility of going...
  • learning a lot about the importance of communication in ministry - in fact, i think it's THE priority - going to post about it later when the thoughts finish developing...
  • had lunch today at the new lifesprings cafe (featugin jittery joe's coffee...good!) - how strange...here i am, in a local, very rural bookstore and they have a cafe/coffee shop - sat near a guy that looked like charlie daniels - kept waiting for the fiddle to come out and devil went down to georgia to start filling the atmosphere - very different from 16 years ago when i was there and coffee shops didn't exist...change is indeed good (and so is jittery joes)

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