Monday, September 29, 2008

See You at the Pole

The annual See You at the Pole event took place this past week. It is where students all around the United States and the World gather at their school's flagpoles to pray. What an exciting morning it was. I had the opportunity to go to Pekin High School for both of their pole times. 6:00 am was when the early bird folks came to pray. 32 students attended and prayed for the lost in their schools and they even sang a couple songs. At 7:00 am 80 more students came to pray.
Seeing students pray and lift their cares to God is an incredible experience. That evening there was a rally where the Gospel was clearly presented and many students came to accept Christ. One of the students even came to Grace this past Sunday morning. She came all by herself! What a bold step to show her family and friends that she is ready to follow Christ. Please be in prayer for all of the students who prayed this past Wednesday as they begin their incredible journey with Jesus.

Monday, September 15, 2008


What a wild weekend of rain and storms. I know there are many who have spent a majority of their time dealing with flooded basements and power outages. Isn't it comforting to know that we have a God who is always in control and will never leave us nor forsake us? With so much going on in the world today, it can be easy to lose heart and become discouraged. Let me encourage you today to look to Him for guidance and direction.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Busy times are a comin'

This first week in September starts a whole lot of craziness. When I say craziness, I really mean busyness. For the kids in JOLT, cross country, swim, football, etc. are getting going. Which means for me, I have a lot of events to go and see. I love to watch my students be involved with activities, and showing those around them the love of Christ in a practical way.

The class I am taking is entering its third week, and the next two weeks are jammed packed with assignments! I am not a lover of homework. I have a book critique to write, and next week, I have two papers and a midterm exam.

As most of you in Pekin know, this weekend is the Marigold Festival. Which for Grace Church means the baked potato bar. This will be my first foray into this, so next week I will report back on how it went.

Find a way to show the love of Christ this week!