Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Blog Has Moved

I've moved my blog over to wordpress. You can follow me at: www.bigredhead42.wordpress.com

Sunday, May 31, 2009

God is raising up the Next Generation of Leaders in the Church...Are You Invested

There is a verse in the song, Hosanna, from Hillsong that says:

I see a generation, rising up to take their place, with selfless faith.

The past 3 Sunday afternoons, I have had the privilege of spending time with the next generation that God is raising up to lead the church and if they are any indication of what's in store for the future of Christ followers, I am not worried one bit.

To start, let me give you a glimpse of their spiritual gifts:
  • Leadership
  • Serving/Helping
  • Administration
  • Mercy
  • Faith
  • Teaching
The world wants us to buy into the lie that the next generation doesn't care for Christ and that they are a generation that wants life served to them on a silver platter. This is not the case my friends! They are a generation that are willing to serve first and have an extra portion of leadership and mercy to do it. The question is:

Are you invested?


You see, God is asking our generation to step up and SHARE the Good News. The youth today will serve, but it is a matter of what or who they will serve. If we don't share the real Christ Jesus with them, they'll find a cheap imitation.

My prayer is that you'll put your time, talents and resources into the next generation. That you will invest in an eternal payoff and make a difference in the life of our youth. Share Christ Jesus with them! God has already done the hard work of preparing their hearts and minds.

THEY ARE READY....ARE YOU???


Friday, March 27, 2009

Dream Center Basketball

This year we kicked basketball up a notch and it was amazing. Thanks to 8 great sponsors and 16 amazing men and women of Christ, we were able to reach over 60 people through this outreach. We wrapped up the season with a sports banquet and some healthy competition. Here's a quick look of what it was like!
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cinderella Day 2009

On Saturday at the Dream Center, we had over 1,000 dresses donated for girls to come and pick out dresses, jewelry, have their hair done and so much more. There were even seamstresses that came for alterations. It is so humbling to see the body of Christ work together. Thanks to all of you who donated time, talents and treasures to make this happen. Here's a little something to remember the day thanks to pictures taken by Patricia Walsh and music by U2.
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Habla Espanol...if not you better learn!

I used to handle Procter & Gamble as a client when I worked at Maersk. They say that the average household uses 8 P&G products each day. Not familiar with them, let me give you a few


That was
over 4 years ago and I remember talking with them about their advertising shift to appeal to Hispanics, preparing for their rapid population growth. I have seen this in the past 2 years at the Dream Center with the growth in latinos that come to the Food Bank and live in the area. Tonight, I saw it hit the nightly news. Some interesting facts:

  • 50.5% of the Population Growth in the U.S. is Hispanic (this means 1 out of every 2 people added to the population are latino)
  • 48% of a local elementary school in North Charleston (Midland Park) is Hispanic
  • Midland Park has seen their Hispanic Population in their school grow from 5% of the total students to almost 50% in the last 10 years
This is exciting when you know that we are starting a service this Easter that is 100% in Spanish!!! I can see where God is preparing us for this growth and my prayer is that He will intertwine our hearts.

If you're interested in the stories on NBC, here's the sites:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#29472239
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#29466839

Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Glimpse of the North Charleston Dream Center

I know a lot of you have asked exactly what it is that I am doing at the Dream Center in North Charleston, so I decided to make a short video of the work that God has been doing through us in the last year. Hope you enjoy!

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I Love Personality Tests

A friend posted a link on facebook to a personality test: Career Direct. Since I love doing these types of things, I thought I would check it out this morning. It's pretty dead on, except the part about impatient and impulsive...now come on! I NEVER GET LIKE THAT!

Your Profile Type: Motivator

General Description
As a Motivator, you excel in blending your high energy and enthusiasm with the desire to achieve goals and results. Your superior communication skills enable you to effectively motivate others and mobilize them to action.

Typical Areas of Strength
Motivators, like you, are passionate, highly interactive people who love to achieve, influence, and relate with others, especially large groups. You thrive on variety, changes, new challenges, and opportunities to convince others of your viewpoints. You point to the future with great optimism.

Typical Areas of Struggle
You sometimes may push your strengths to the extremes; and you may exhibit weaknesses, such as exaggeration, hyperbole, becoming too emotional, or overlooking key details. You may then begin to be controlling, impatient, or impulsive.

Your Preferred Activities
Because you demonstrate a desire to achieve and be recognized, you function best when you have frequent people interaction and have opportunities to set ambitious goals.

Your Communication Style
You communicate through your superior verbal abilities and combine your zeal and passion to motivate others to action. You sometimes need to wait for other family members to catch-up to your ambitious goals.