Misc

Do What I Can

16 December 2007

I am really struggling to write something this week. My weight loss has been such a small issue to me this past week as I have tried to help my friends Roman, Melissa, Austin and Taylor McCoy. My mind has been all over the place. All the days from this past week have really run together.

I am certainly no counselor or someone who has great words of wisdom. However, I feel God has lead me to just be there and be available to this family. I am just around and do my best to be helpful when it is needed. The McCoy family is awesome and it has been pure joy to serve them.

I totally acknowledge the fact that I am in a unique position right now that I am able to give a lot of my time. I am certain that many others, if in my position, would be doing the same thing. So I am nothing special.

So many people have done so many things. All your prayers have enveloped them. Your gifts have touched them. Your words have encouraged them. Praise God for creating the church family!

Church Website

21 May 2006

Have you been to the website lately? There are many new and cool features that have been added over the last year starting with the domain name. We were able to get www.southwest.org so it is easy to remember and share.

Here are some of the things you can find…

· Calendars – we have separate calendars for church events, youth events and College/Young Professionals

· Sermons – You can listen or download recent sermons. We also provide podcasting. Wednesday night Oasis devotionals are also available.

· Member Section – After registering, you can view or download a membership directory and a pictorial directory.

· Ministry Info – You can read info on many of our current ministries.

· Virtual Greeting Cards – You can send virtual greeting cards for all occasions right from our website.

· Adult Classes – Check out current adult class offerings for Sunday and Wednesday.

· Restoration of Discipleship Challenge – find out more about the challenge and tools to help you along.

· Guest Info – There is a lot of info for guests such as a “What To Expect When Visiting” page, facility map, directions and a Knowing God section.

I am always looking for ideas on how to improve the site so if you have something you would like to see, let me know.

Beginning

16 October 2005

This is my inaugural bulletin article here at Southwest. What I am going to fill these few inches of space with every other week is still a mystery to me. I have never written any articles on a regular basis so I am just trusting in God to provide. I suspect I will be sharing my thoughts, struggles, observations and perhaps information about the ministry I serve in.

Let me just say here from the beginning that I am truly humbled and honored to have this space. The word “inadequate” keeps popping in my head. Actually I know I am inadequate and that is why I am counting on God to use the words here to perhaps give you something to think about or ponder with me.

Like most people, I feel like my thoughts and opinions represent a lot of other people’s thoughts and opinions. So naturally, I feel like there are others who are struggling with the same things I struggle with spiritually. While I do not guarantee answers or solutions here, I hope shining light on these things may be a small step towards more Christ-likeness.

I am really looking forward to this journey with you.