Charlie’s Top 5, Painting The Bathroom, and Sunday Recap

Hey everybody! First off, I just wanted to share with you Charlie’s “Top 5” funniest things he said/did today.
#1- When I dropped him off at Sunday School, his class was singing “Zacchaeus Was A Wee Little Man.” This is one of his favorite songs. We sing it every night before he goes to bed. I asked him to tell the class what Jesus told Zacchaeus. Charlie responded, “Zacchaeus, you come down. I want to eat you.” Yep, he’s a preacher’s kid.
#2- His teacher told me after class that he then spent the first ten minutes of class wandering around the classroom telling everybody that he was a bear, he was hungry, and looking for things to eat.
#3- This afternoon, it was windy and Charlie and I were flying kites in the front yard. He asked to hold the handle part. He promptly gave it back to me and said, “Here, you fly it. I’ll stand here and be in charge.” I’m still laughing about that one.
#4- Charlie wanted to bust out our metal detector this afternoon and look for buried treasure. HIs idea of treasure and mine are different, however. I asked him what kind of treasure he wanted to find, and he said, “Worms, snakes, and slimy things.”
#5- While we were in the backyard, Charlie and I were running. He faceplanted and started really crying. I picked him up and asked him what hurt, and he said, “Nothing hurts” as he was squalling.

-Today was a great day at church. Our set list was All Because of Jesus by Fee, How Great Thou Art by Charlie Hall, Mighty to Save by Hillsong United, Everlasting God by Brenton Brown (performed by Tomlin), Stronger by Hillsong, and How He Loves by John Mark McMillan (performed by Kim Walker and Jesus Culture). Casey Darnell, who led worship for our Disciple Now, really turned me on to Stronger. It is a great song. Thanks Case!

-This past weekend, my wife was in Douglasville taking care of her mom, who recently had surgery. She’s doing great, by the way! While she was gone, my parents were here to help take care of Charlie. I decided to surprise Katie by painting the bathroom while she was gone. Thanks Mama and Daddy for all the help! Here’s some pics of the new and improved bath:
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Wednesday Blast Off

  • It’s Wednesday! I literally can’t wait for our service tonight. The series we are in, “Stop Going To Church: and start being the church)” has got me so excited I can barely stand it. The final two weeks are going to be awesome. You don’t want to miss out!
  • The worship tonight is going to be rocking! (We practiced until 10:30 last night, so you better be loud tonight!) Our set list is: Happy Day by FEE, Point of Difference by Hillsong United, Lead Me To The Cross by Hillsong United, Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin, and Shine by Matt Redman.
  • I am trying to get us internet famous this week. I am working on getting our Wednesday Night messages setup as a podcast on iTunes. Pray that my feeble mind can do it.
  • Katie’s back is hurting really bad. She is really out of line and struggling. Which makes it hard with Charlie (he requires so much “pick-up” and “put-down.” She is so sweet and is so frustrated she can’t do everything she needs to do right now. Pray for her back to heal.
  • We have already had a really good response in regards to our Back To School Retreat. Praise God!