Tuesday, June 10, 2008

PV Men's Retreat 6/6/08 to 6/7/08

Themes and Topics

  1. Jesus Christ + Nothing
  2. Human "beings" vs. human "doings" (God Loves us for who we are in Christ)
  3. Who are you? Really... (not, "What do you do")
  4. Brokenness is a gift from God
    1. Removes our idols and what we are clinging to rather than God
    2. Model: communion, feeding of the 5000, and us
      1. Take, Bless, Break, Give
Joel's Action Steps
  1. Refocus my life to line up with my priorities
  2. Focus on being with Jesus vs. doing (time waiting on the Lord)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Psalm 18

This is from my morning devotional with Henry Medina:

Psalm 18 is a beautiful/powerful Psalm with rich meaning and symbolism.

I see this chapter as a microcosm of God's plan of salvation for mankind.

It starts with David entangled in sin (v4-6). Then God invades earth and wins the victory (v7-16). We have been rescued (v17-19) and we are Justified in God's sight according to Christ's righteousness (v20-28). Now that we are restored to God we now embark on a journey of Sanctification to battle a defeated foe through God's strength (v29-45). It ends with David's beautiful response of thanksgiving to his Savior, his Rock, and his God (v46-50)

link to Psalm 18 (biblegateway)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


To be expanded later:

Selling Car
Building Salon
Patnodes moving to City in the Hills
New Job
Financial Provision

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Week 1

Check everyone's progress online at: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pH5YohsL4UlOAp-wOGX-kDA

Don't forget to send in your $$ if you are still interested in being involved

Tip of the Week: Drink your body weight number in ounces everyday (200 lb = 200 ounces). Sometimes when you think you are hungry your body is actually only craving water.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Family Weight Loss Challenge - Goals

Joel Steve JC Travis Ric Rick Paul
Goal 5.00% 9.52% 6.00% 1.00% 6.50% 3.85% 9.51%

Rece Kellie Linda Anna Melissa Jessica Karen
Goal 7.50% 7.50% 8.00% 15.00% 9.60% 5.10% 9.00%

It Has Begun!!!

Track the progress as we go: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pH5YohsL4UlOAp-wOGX-kDA
Download a Weight Loss Tracker: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pH5YohsL4UlN9X_sVtd23fA

Family Weight Loss Challenge

Hello there friends and family,

I have decided to put together a little friendly weight loss competition. The winner will get a gift certificate to a spa to do whatever you want, and a free head message, shampoo-blow dry from me…(if I don’t win of course). You’ll also get to sit in our new state of the art message chair. Sound good??? Here’s the details.

Everyone puts in $20.00, and that goes to the gift certificate. You will have three months starting April 1st to lose as much weight as you can, ANY way you want. You will then send me your first weeks body weight percentage loss. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TELL ME YOUR WEIGHT. Every week I will send out an email telling you the percentage of all the other people. So that way you will know who is ahead of you. This makes it fair for every one!! There is only one rule. You have to use the same scale start to finish, you have to weigh yourself at the same time of day and you have to wear the same thing every time. sound good??? Okay then, I know I'm not the only one who want to loss weight….so lets do this together!!!