Saturday, August 30, 2008

To KB or Not to KB???

To KB or Not to KB...that is the question?!?!?!?!?

Something to think about before we meet on September 12th. Kingdom Bound is an absolute crazy, growing, learning experience!!!! Do we do it again? Or would you want to do something quieter--like stay at Shiloh???

Think about it....Pray on over the next few weeks as the Lord works on your heart of what we should do.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kickoff at Kolb's camp

Welcome to all the New VCers!!!!


21 of us got together for a great evening of swimming, tubing, kayaking, volleyball, eating, star gazing..... and getting to know one another. The laughter around the campfire and learning about each other's "summertime hightlights" was the best.

After a "not too much sleep nite", we had pancakes and sausage for breakfast, cleaned up camp, and one last volleyball game--where the girls beat the guys. (hey did u know how hard it is to find a volleyball in a bush?!?!?!?!LOL)
.......more pics available online at Facebook's group VERTICAL CONNECTION........

Pray for this next year.....let Him use us for His purpose.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Kingdom Bound 2008

Did it ever happen??? It has been a whole week now since we were at Kingdom Bound. A years worth of planning, fundraising, and earning points is behind us. Well, one way to think of it is that KB 2009 is only 51 weeks away!!!!!

The Kingdom Bound experience reminds me of that new Orange County Chopper motorcycle/roller coaster ride at Darien Lake. The year's preparation is like the start of the ride---you move forward and wait, with this pit of excitement for the ride to shoot you out and begin. lunge forward as the ride begins and you're not sure what to expect--just like arriving at Kingdom Bound. Then as you relax and begin to enjoy the experience, you feel so free. Your arms lift up as you enjoy all the graceful turns, surrendering yourself to the roller coaster's glide. So much like at the concerts or morning worship--where you can relax, enjoy the music, and feel His presence. And before you know it, your arms are lifting up to our Father, surrendering to Him! Yet, as quick as the ride ends, so does Kingdom Bound.

But do we have to let the surrendering feeling end???? NO!

I pray that each and everyone of you continues surrendering to Our Redeemer.

  • When you are at church on Sunday and everyone is singing...if you are not a singer; just read the words, feel what they mean. Praise Him with that.
  • When you are alone in your room....pray out loud or quietly to yourself--either is fine with Him; and lift your arms as you pray. Praise Him with that.
  • When you are listening to your favorite Christian like a child; jump and move. Praise Him with that.

Keep that graceful glide going for the next 51 weeks. Praise Him, pray to Him.