Catalyst

Wow – what a day! I am still trying to process it all. Mike described it like trying to get a drink of water out of a fire hydrant. Here are a few random thoughts – I am too tired to get into anything deep.

  • If Steve Fee ever quits singing he should be a preacher – he did an awesome job leading worship – not just with his incredible music but with his words and his heart
  • I like hanging out with my husband -he’s the coolest preacher I know!
  • This is the first time I have ever heard Francis Chan speak – God really used Him to talk to my heart – more about that later
  • The people that sat behind me drove me nuts with their running commentary – I am getting a new seat tomorrow
  • Rick Warren – what wisdom
  • The hallway at our hotel smells like stale cigarette smoke
  • I love the free coffee from The land of a thousand hills – and the work they are doing in Rwanda – coffee with a message – what could be better
  • I love Atlanta
  • I miss my kids
  • The bed at the Comfort Suites is about 1000000000000000 times more comfortable than the one at the Sleep Inn on Tues night but I still miss my bed
  • Can’t wait to get back to Catalyst tomorrow
  • Going to bed early sounds good

Here is something I read a few minutes ago in my Catalyst book from Mark Batterson

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Persue God -ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Stop pointing out problems and be part of the solution. Stop criticizing and start creating. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizions. Accumulate experience. Consider the lilacs. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Don’t let what’s wrong with you stop you from worshipping what’s right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Laugh at yourself. Keep making mistakes. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don’t try to be who you are not. Quit holding back. Quit running away. And remember if God is for us, who can be against us.

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