Still catching my breath

Posted: July 25, 2008 in Uncategorized

No, that is not a jab at myself for being out of shape (though, it could be).  Actually, it’s just how I feel after last weekend and the week that is now almost over.  Whoa…

After a great (but short) trip with my fam to see my mother in Atlanta last week, we got back home and have barely stopped moving since.

  • After cleaning up cat poop (I believe there will be cat poop everywhere in hell, just so you know) left by our outdoor-cat-locked-indoors-while-we-were-out-of-town, we had a great band practice.  Last Friday and Saturday morning were spent editing video.  This was the most mundane part of the weekend…
  • Saturday, the Annual Pig-Out.  It’s been almost a week since that happened, and I’m still excited about it.  I think it’s the first time in Crosspoint history that we’ve had people spontaneously want to get baptized after seeing others go through it.  But that’s what it’s all about…
  • Sunday, week 3 of “Hot Topics.”  Though the topic (Christians and politics) was gripping and challenging, the real energy of the morning came from the 234 people who showed up for church.  That means we have more than doubled in our attendance since January.  Unbelievable!  Now we just have to figure out where to put all these people now that we’re running out of room.  But hey, that’s a GREAT problem to have!
  • Jack Spooner played guitar on what will probably be his last Sunday with us before he moves to Mobile on August 4.  But, wow, did he go out with a bang!  He ripped up some amazing leads on the songs (especially “Cry Mercy”).  My wife commented later that she teared up during that solo, knowing it would probably be his last at Crosspoint.  I’ll blog more about him and his amazing family later…
  • After church, a group of us went to Mi Hacienda for lunch (where else??).  When we got there, I saw a whole family wearing Crosspoint T-shirts – and the really cool thing is that I did NOT know who they were.  I love that – that I don’t know everyone anymore.  That we’re reaching people we have to take the time to meet and get to know, vs. “everybody just knowing everybody” because we’re so small.  Seeing the mission of Crosspoint becoming more and more effective is incredibly humbling and exciting.
  • Sunday afternoon, we headed over to the Baers for swimming and grilling.  Honestly, the perfect end to a near-perfect weekend.
  • This week has just been one crazy ride of preparing for the final 2 weeks of Hot Topics.  You just have to hang on to see what’s going to happen.

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