Thursday, July 31, 2008

Melissa Meeker


I just got word from Dana that Melissa Meeker passed away around 3:30 this afternoon. You can stay updated at caringbridge. In the "enter website name" box just type in melissameeker...no caps and no spaces. Any info. regarding visitation/funeral arrangements should be posted on this site. Please join with Crossroads as we remember her family in prayer.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

God's, Believe It or Not

This Sunday we will be kicking off a new series. We are looking at some stories in the Bible that may be a little difficult to believe. I tried to (for the most part) pick some stories that are not really popular. We’ve all heard about Jonah and the fish, Noah and the boat, Daniel and the lions, etc. How many of us have heard about a guy lying on his side for 390 days? A lady hammering a tent peg through a guys head and it comes out his temple and into the ground? A King looks on his wall and a strange writing magically appears…then he dies that night? That’s the kind of stories we’ll be looking at during this series. What can we learn from these stories?…that’s our goal.

August:
3rd-God's text message
10th-Pigs in a panic
17th-Sideways obedience
24th-Ear today, gone tomorrow
31st-Hammertime

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sunday Night Softball Practice

My right ankle...
My left ankle...
Not good.




Friday, July 25, 2008

Homeschoolers gone wild!!!

Sugar is a good thing...even for a homeschooler.

video

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Some things you need to do...

1) You need to go on a canoe trip...if you're a man that is. And you need to canoe at Spring River Oaks on August 9th. However, if you really want to be a man...leave on the 8th and spend the night. Sign-up is in the lobby of the church. It's all about making memories people!

2) You need to get involved in VBS. It starts Monday and will last all week. Contact Jami at jm1612@hotmail.com ...and being a man is not required.

3) You need to go to Lewis BBQ and eat lunch or supper in the near future. It's located in the old Corky's BBQ facility. They catered our Membership Class and it was pretty good stuff. I took the wife to Corky's about a year ago and when they delivered the bread rolls there was a little surprise plastered on the side of one of the rolls. A common housefly. Yeah, it was a little difficult to finish the meal after that. Never went back...why? Because, they offered to take $5.00 off the entire meal and showed zero compassion??? Should've been free in my book. Anyway, new ownership...new name...good food.

4) You need to welcome our newest members to Crossroads. They include the following:

Jason McClain (Pastor James' better lookin' brother)
Felicia Crowe (Jason's fiance)
Michael & Diana Coln (Vanilla Mike, that is)
Jeremy & Amanda Escue (Amanda's the one that got lucky at sequence that night with Kara at the late night cafe...yeah, that's her)
Ryan & Samantha Stone (Young couple from Trumann)
Amanda Stone (Sister of Ryan)
Zachary Loyd (Friend of Stone's)

There's your to-do list...get on it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Sign is here!!!


Stop telling all your friends and family we are located on Grant Avenue...next to Champions Gymnastics. They are located next to us now. We have a sign and the lights come on at dark automatically...yeah that's big time right there. Good Job P. Weese!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ArcherHill

ArcherHill is the name of our Garden. This is our second year to garden with the Hillis' family. We've talked about putting up a walk-thru gate with "ArcherHill" written on it for the past 2 years now...it will never happen. The top 3 photos indicate the early years of the garden. Where you till, fertilize, water...and nothing happens. You wait in eager expectation for something to come out of the dirt...besides a worm. At this stage of the garden...there's not much excitement. You work hard, but see no progress. An occasional streaking of Ty (son of Hillis) in his underwear is about the most exciting thing that happens in the garden during the early weeks. However, all that is soon to change.







Now, as you can see from the rest of the photos...things start to change in the garden. What was once a dirty mudhole is quickly becoming a beautiful work of art. Old School gardeners will tell you to stick to straight rows...nothing else. Well, that's not how we roll at ArcherHill. We have straight rows, no doubt, but we also throw in a change every now and then to give the garden a new look. We offer cucumbers, squash, zucchini, peppers, watermelon, tomatoes, onions, green beans...you name it, we probably got it. As of now, the garden is producing abundantly. We actually had to lose our canning virginity last night as we canned cucumbers. For all you rookies, that means we'll be eating pickles till we puke tonight in cell group. Homemade Salsa is soon to come!





So what's the spiritual application of the garden? There is none my friend...sorry! Just kidding. If you're working your tail off and all you see in your life is the top 3 pictures. My advice is to hang in there and keep tilling, watering & fertilizing. Someday, the fruit will arise. Now, if the fruit is rotten...you've got a problem. Jesus said we could be recognized by our fruit. As you inspect the fruit of your life, what are you seeing? Is it good or would you rather throw it to the dogs? My prayer for you is that the fruit you bear will be so good that others will want it. I'll think about you tonight as I bite into a pickle.

Friday, July 11, 2008

From the Bookshelf

I'm not sure if you like to read or not...the fact that you're reading this is a little evidence I suppose, but if you do...here are some books that I've read over the years and enjoyed.

Looking for a good book on leadership? I read this many, many years ago and it's a life-changing book.

Looking for something quick to read? I read this book a couple years back and it brings to light the powerful impact we can all have by doing small things well.

Not all life-changing books have to be bought from the Christian section. This one's been on my bookshelf for a few years now. Read it thru the lense of your ministry or walk with Christ.

Need a book for Father's? I pulled an idea from this book that I will incorporate into my relationship with my daughters.

Andy Stanley is my boy...plain and simple. I've read about 5 books from him. I recommend any of them. Here's 3:

Visioneering
Next Generation Leader
It Came From Within

That's just a few I've enjoyed...hopefully you can benefit from some of these...maybe I'll write a future post on what not to read...trust me, I've got some on the shelf...hmm?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cousins

Snake

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Spider

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cell Game Night

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

4th of July Ministry


They just came in a few minutes ago. As we said on Sunday, we will hand these out Friday night in Jonesboro just before the fireworks display...which starts at 9:30 p.m. Get involved!

Summer School


This weekend we kick-off our series, “Summer School.” We will be displaying school pictures of fellow Crossroadians during the 4 weeks of this series. Bring a picture of yourself this Sunday to be on display. Think about it this way…by bringing a picture of yourself from high school, you are really doing yourself a favor. Because, if you don’t bring one…your spouse will and you gotta wonder…which one will he/she bring? So, bring a snapshot this Sunday to be on display for the next four weeks. Also, you can bring one by anytime this week and we will post it for you. Thanks!