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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Thursday Morning Download

  • God is STILL doing amazing things through our Ecuador team. Several of them got invited to share with their Spanish classes about sharing Jesus in Ecuador.  All of them are telling people about their missions experience. All of them are getting students stoked for the trip next year. I can’t tell you how many students have told me, “I’m going next year!” We might just take 60 people next year. Seriously.
  • Last night’s service was awesome. God was really there. We did a new song called Praise And Adore by a group named Wavorly. Go download it on iTunes. It’s a good song.
  • Next week we’re doing a really cool service called Silent Worship. The whole thing will be led from the. It’s going to be really neat- invite a friend!
  • If you didn’t know, Katie and Charlie are at the beach (I’m so jealous! But I’m going to meet them Monday.) While I’ve been at the house by myself this week, I’ve been trying to get some projects done. I’ve already painted our dining room a light blue color from Sherwin Williams called Tradewinds. (Don’t worry- Katie picked out the color beforehand!) It looks awesome. It is so relaxing and neat looking. Right now, I’m working on painting our kitchen a burgundy red color. It’s just hard painting around stuff in the kitchen. I’ll try to post pictures soon.
  • I even bought plants for our front porch. If HGTV doesnt call me about a tv special, I’m gonna be upset.
  • I’m going fishing again today. Could lightining strike twice in the same place and could I catch another big one? I’m going with Joel Forbus, so I probably won’t catch anything. God will look down and see his Auburn hat and curse our boat. 🙂
  • Make sure you sign up ASAP for our parenting conference that is taking place in a couple of weeks. I’ll talk more about it next week, but it’s going to be great!