We made it to Colorado Springs yesterday with 2 kids, 2 instruments, 3 pieces of luggage, 2 carry-ons, 1 wife with an achy back, and a hand full of compliments from fellow travelers impressed with the behavior of our kids (a phenomenon I can’t take any credit for, to be sure. It all goes to my wife!). We’re in the Springs for several reasons: 1) For a mini-vacation before we fly out to Budapest, Hungary on Thursday; 2) To drop the kids off here with Tasha’s parents, Robbie and Larry Litke, of whom our kids love dearly but rarely get to spend time with; and 3) To receive some long-awaited information regarding the pain in Tasha’s back–according to Tasha’s mom’s chiropractor, Tasha is elongated on one side of her body by one-and-a-half inches. Thankfully, it’s not her spine, but her pelvis. Could have been after child birth with our kids. Who knows. All I know is, I have an inch-and-a-half more wife than previously thought. That’s pretty cool, I guess. I’m just sorry that more wife for me means more pain for her. But hopefully with some stretching exercises, she’ll be good-to-go in no time.
We’re pumped up about our trip to Budapest. Like I said, we leave Thursday out of the Denver airport, and we’ll start ministry on Saturday morning. Hopefully, we’ll have internet capability where we’re staying so that we’ll be able to blog about the week. We’ll see.
And just to recap from Sunday … it was a great day. We led at both Weddington Community Church in Weddington, NC Sunday morning and Ridge Church in Matthews, NC Sunday night.
Weddington’s house band was great. Awesome guys with hearts for Christ.
1. Let God Arise (Chris Tomlin)
2. Salvation is Here (Hillsong United)
3. All Because of Jesus (Steve Fee)
4. How Great is Our God (Tomlin)
5. Center (Matt Redman, Charlie Hall)
6. Marvelous Light (Charlie Hall)
Sunday Night at Ridge was definitely one of the best nights that I’ve been a part of since Ridge’s conception last year. Everything from the flow of the night, the attitude of worship on the part of everyone in the band, the choice of worship songs, the production-value of Rusty
and his crew, the focus on Scripture, the message from Reggie Joyner from Northpoint … everything. It was all right on target. And the presence of the Lord was definitely obvious.
1. Let God Arise
2. Center of it All (Tim Hughes)
3. How Great is Our God/How Great Thou Art
4. True Love (Phil Wickham – Holy Cow! This is my new favorite song. Before you read any further, go to iTunes right now and download this tune. I almost cried the first time I heard it. Phil’s description of the suffering of Christ and the impact it had on Heaven is astounding and brings a fresh perspective to the whole ordeal. I love it!)
It was an amazing day, and I find myself exhausted, thankful, and fully satisfied here in Colorado Springs … just in time to go crazy in Hungary. Bring it on!