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In New York

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I am finally in New York after suffering through a cancelled flight and being cased in by an elderly woman with a flatulence problem (I’m being nice).

Well, my heart was “strangely warmed” when I saw New York beneath me as the plane moved closer to land.

Some of my former students wanted me to update my blog and so I have. Right now, I got an interview and a Steven Curtis Chapman concert to get to this Saturday.

I sensed God tell ing that if I moved, He would move.

Well God, I moved.

Now what?

P.S. A nice shout out to all my former students who peep my blog to see what God is doing with me here. NO TEXTING DURING CLASS OR I WILL TELL ON YOU!!!!

Now off to bed. 😆

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November 7, 2007 at 4:00 am

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In Transit

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I won’t be blogging much over the next week as I transition from Los Angeles to New York.  My best friend told me that today a group of witches are having a convention where they will “pray” for satan to control the island.

I think not.

I shouldn’t be surprised that this could happen since Long Island is one of the most unchurched parts of the nation.  But one thing is sure: satan didn’t make Long Island so why should it “belong” to him?  I look forward to watching the power of Jesus Christ rock this island and state for His glory and their redemption.

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October 31, 2007 at 2:23 pm

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I Think My Life Just Changed Forever

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Talk about life changing on a dime!

In a nutshell, I’m moving to New York (Long Island to be exact) next week!  I can’t believe and this time last NIGHT, I was plotting how I would get through the last month at my current ministry position.  It’s so hard to say goodbye to teenagers and to my fellow staff/friends.

But God just accelerated some things in a span of 12 hours and frankly, I’m still stunned.  I almost feel like I’m being translated to New York! 

More to come later…

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October 29, 2007 at 3:05 am

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My Spiritual DNA

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I was thinking about my spiritual DNA last night and what matters to me:

Favorite Bible Book: John (1 & 2 Timothy are clooose behind)

Life Verse(s): 1 Timothy 4:16 and Proverbs 4:23

Ministry Manifesto Verse(s): John 1:14,17 & 2 Timothy 4:2

Favorite Bible Character: Abraham, Deborah and Paul

Preferred Preaching/Teaching Approach: Expository with some Narrative to keep me from getting bored

Favorite Old Testament scholar:
Walter Kaiser

Favorite New Testament scholar: Gordon Fee

Favorite Bible Translations:
(1) TNIV, (2) NASB, (3)ESV, (4) NLT

Favorite Blogging Pastors: Mark Batterson, Craig Groeschel, Greg Boyd

Blogs I MUST Check Daily: Tony Morgan, Todd Rhoades

Pastors I listen to: Bryan Jarrett, Frederick Douglas Haynes, Erwin McManus, Greg Boyd, and some of my sista girls from seminary who don’t have podcasts yet

Book That Shapes My Ministry Vision: Courageous Leadership (Hybels) and Visioneering (Stanley)

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August 26, 2007 at 11:53 pm

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FOX Sinks to New Low

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When I heard that acquitted alleged murderer O.J. Simpson was planning to do an interview on the FOX network entitled “If I Did It,” I honestly thought some tabloid was spreading a tasteless internet rumor. No one with a smidgen of brain cell matter would ever agree to such a thing.

Well…

I guess I was wrong. It appears that FOX is indeed airing a two-part interview later this month in which Simpson reveals how he would have killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman if in fact he was the murderer.

Ah, the power of a little conditional conjunction.

While many who believe that Simpson got away with murder and loath his latest move, I have just as much contempt for the practices of a network that claims to be “fair and balanced” and that points to their commitment to sound moral values and responsibility in reporting.

The bottom line is money, money, money. In addition to airing the interview, Judith Regan is also publishing the book also entitled “If I Did It.” The almighty dollar makes all of us do stupid things. I would hope that FOX would reconsider this publicity stunt and that Simpson will respect his children enough to repudiate the whole thing.

One can only hope.

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For more on this story, go to MSNBC’s article When I heard that acquitted alleged murderer O.J. Simpson was planning to do an interview on the FOX network entitled “If I Did It,” I honestly thought some tabloid was spreading a tasteless internet rumor. No one with a smidgen of brain cell matter would ever agree to such a thing.

Well…

I guess I was wrong. It appears that FOX is indeed airing a two-part interview later this month in which Simpson reveals how he would have killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman if in fact he was the murderer.

Ah, the power of a little conditional conjunction.

While many who believe that Simpson got away with murder and loath his latest move, I have just as much contempt for the practices of a network that claims to be “fair and balanced” and that points to their commitment to sound moral values and responsibility in reporting.

The bottom line is money, money, money. In addition to airing the interview, Simpson interviewer Judith Regan is also publishing the book also entitled “If I Did It.” The almighty dollar makes all of us do stupid things. I would hope that FOX would reconsider this publicity stunt and that Simpson will respect his children enough to repudiate the whole thing.

One can only hope.

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November 16, 2006 at 3:59 pm

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Standing Firm

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Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.  And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV)
The more you seek to live for Jesus and the more you press to keep His Word, the more opposition from the enemy you will receive. The one thing I have tried to do over the years is to be firm in my position on a given matter without being obnoxious. The world, especially in our culture today, is very adept at trying desperately to squeeze any notion of mind-independent, objective truth.

The more you seek to live for Jesus and the more you press to keep His Word, the more opposition from the enemy you will receive. The one thing I have tried to do over the years is to be firm in my position on a given matter without being obnoxious. The world, especially in our culture today, is very adept at trying desperately to squeeze any notion of mind-independent, objective truth.Telling the truth and standing for it, however calmly or meekly one might do it, will earn you the respect of some and the scorn of others. I found a quote from Watchman Nee that is as apropos now as it was the day he wrote it:

When the world meets in us a natural human honesty and
decency, it appreciates this, and is ready to pay us due
respect and place in us its confidence. But as soon as it
meets that in us which is not of ourselves, namely the divine
nature of which we have been made partakers, its hostility
is at once aroused….For let the world evolve as it will, it
can never produce one Christian. It can imitate Christian
honesty, Christian courtesy, Christian charity, yes, but to
produce one single Christian it can never aspire. A so-called
Christian civilization gains the recognition and respect of the
world. The world can tolerate that; it can even assimilate and
utilize that. But Christian life the life of Christ in the Christian
believer: that it hates, and wherever it meets it will assuredly
oppose it to the death. [link]

I ask myself every day if I am willing to stand up for what I believe even if those close to me do not understand it. And every day, God seems to allow situations to come up that will test me on it. He allows the same for the Church. Who we are committed to serving and pleasing, who we truly love, is always reflected in our response to those pressures.

We are Christ-followers. We are to please no one but Him.
 

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November 24, 2005 at 5:44 pm

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The Death of Kyle Lake

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I am absolutely stunned to silence and shock over the accidental electrocution death of Kyle Lake, the pastor of University Baptist Church. Words cannot express how I feel right now. I just read the news posted on Ginkworld by John.

My prayers and thoughts go out to his wife and three children as well as his church family. May the peace and presence of God be with them all.

kat

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October 31, 2005 at 5:03 pm

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