Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Choosing Music for Total Recall Summer Youth Camp 2013

Jeff
This year's summer youth camp is scheduled for April 16-19, 2013 and the theme is Total Recall, which is thrust to encourage the youth to the fundamentals of their relationship with God as encouraged by Paul in 1 Timothy 4:12 which says, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Back to Insanity Workout

Jeff
After about two months of no exercise I finally got back to my Insanity workout routine. Well, it isn't a routine yet, because I just got back to day 1 two days ago. Leg and arm muscles are still sore, so like what I did when I first got into this workout three months ago, I will take it easy during the first week and let my muscles recover first.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle" by Michael Cusick | Book Review

Jeff
One of the best books I read last year was "Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle" by Michael Cusick, thus, this book review.  The subtitle describes the book so well, because the book will help its readers understand sexual or porn addiction, and struggles by digging deeper and seeing sexual brokenness as more than "seeking and experiencing pleasure" but reaching "toward something we cannot see, touch, or comprehend on the physical level", (Chapter 2). It moves from merely understanding the inner struggle towards breaking free from the bondage of pornography and sexual sin.



Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Transforming Church in Rural America" by Shannon O'Dell | Book Review

Jeff
Shannon O'Dell's "Transforming Church in Rural America" is an interesting and awakening read about a rural church in a town in Arkansas. The author, who is also the pastor of what used to be called South Side Baptist Church, shares how God has called him from working as a church staff at a very large church to leading a church whose attendance, offerings and vision is limited. He shares how, in a six-year period, God has blessed the ministry that was entrusted to him, now known as Brand New Church, to reaching through multiple campuses week after week to thousands of people.